Akaroa Sailing Cruises

Designed in 1946 to WIN the Sydney-Hobart yacht race, Manutara is a slice of NZ and Australian maritime history. Come sail with us for an unforgettable 2.5 hour Akaroa Harbour Cruise. Steer yourself, or just sit back and relax in the "Royal Seats".


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Come sailing in the classic style. Whle sailing, you'll enjoy hearing Captain Ray tell you the history of Akaroa, from the first Maori arrivals, through to the French, Germans and English. You'll be amazed to hear dolphins before you see them, hear penguins calling to each other, and cormorant's diving and flying.

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With the engine switched off, and no loudspeakers to annoy, our cruise is the most environmentally sustainable in Akaroa. It's never crowded with a maximum of 20 guests.

We've been number 1 on Trip Advisor for all of 2010, and we're still number one today. Come sail with us and experience why. We guarantee you'll have an exciting, memorable cruise. Visit our website and book online today. PS: Don't forget your camera.


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Physical address

Akaroa Sailing Cruises, Main Wharf, Akaroa, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
We operate two sailings daily, 7 days a week. Departs at 10.30am and 1.30pm from Akaroa Main Wharf. Winter (May-October, Afternoon sailings only. Bookings essential.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $85.00
(11 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Inbound tour operators should contact to establish a relationship before booking. Thank you.

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