A-Class Sailing Akaroa
Enjoy an authentic 2 ½ hour Akaroa Harbour Cruise and Sailing Experience. You can relax and discover what it takes to sail SV Manutara, a 47’, beautifully maintained, graceful 1946 classic ocean sailing yacht. You’ll love cruising using the power of the wind to drive the boat. With no motor running, there’s no engine noise or diesel exhaust smell or pollution to harm the unique and endangered wildlife. Often you’ll hear the Hector Akaroa Dolphins before you see them, hear the penguins calling to each other or see and hear the sea-bird life. Learn about Akaroa’s historic secrets and legends from our experienced, local Kiwi crew. Ray your experienced Skipper has done over 2000 cruises since 2001 and sailed over 4500 miles on Manutara. You’ll be invited to take a turn steering the yacht yourself, tacking or gybing or you can simply relax in the ‘Royal Seats’ and watch the action happening before you. We provide the only Environmentally Sustainable and Exciting Harbour Cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms, without disrupting their environment. Enjoy this one-on-one classic sailing and wildlife experience yourself. If you love dolphins, do something to protect them. Sail with us. It's the right cruise to choose. Our Tourist customers repeatedly tell us that this was one of the very best Adventure Tourism Activities they've experienced. And speaking of experience, did I mention that we invite our customers to drive the yacht themselves? This makes ‘A-Class’ Sailing a unique and truly personal and unforgettable tourist experience.