Wildlife Cruises

Come sail with us in the Akaroa Harbour, and straight out, into the Pacific Ocean!
This is a unique opportunity to sail with Hector’s dolphins – the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world!

Akaroa Hector's dolphin next to the Fox II

During three hours, you will come up close to the dramatic scenery of the Akaroa harbour and its unique geological features, spot little blue penguins and New Zealand fur seals, albatross, and, if you’re very lucky, the occasional orcas or whales that visit the harbour.

You’re welcome to join our crew, or just relax and enjoy the captain’s live commentary about the history of the Banks Peninsula.

We serve complimentary hot beverages such as freshly brewed coffee and tea, homemade hot chocolate, and complimentary biscuits.

You can also purchase a selection of snacks, wine, beers and soft drinks (cash, credit card or EFTPOS payment available onboard) during the trip.

Akaroa Harbour trip map

Departs daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm from Daly’s Wharf.  Operates late December to May. 

Each trip is different depending on the wind direction or the sea conditions. Typically we head out of the Akaroa Heads into the Pacific Ocean where there is incredible scenery and generally a bit more wind. We have one of the highest success rates at spotting the wildlife in Akaroa Harbour it is an exciting trip.

Fox II is the perfect platform for the keen photographer!


$120 – Adult
$55 – Child (6 to 15 years).
$110 – Senior
FREE – Children 5 and under
$320 – Family (2 adults and 2-3 children)