Beat the crowds and join us for a relaxing sail on Akaroa Harbour and learn the colourful history of this amazing slice of New Zealand. 

Our goal is to fly under the radar and avoid the crowds, therefore your trip starts from a quiet Akaroa Harbour Bay located just 20 minutes scenic drive from Akaroa township and only 10 minutes drive from Twin Gullies. With a maximum of 4 guests on board you are assured of personal experience.

If you are new to sailing then we are happy to teach you the basics, you can become as involved in sailing and helming the vessel as you wish. If sun baking and eating our home cooked muffins is more your thing, then that's just fine. 

The activity is suited to all ages but a reasonable level of mobility is required. 

What to bring: Sunscreen, Sun Hat, Sunglasses Warm Jacket, Camera

Shuttle Service

Please contact us via phone (+64) 3 304 5793  (+64) 21 239 4873  or email  to arrange

Harbour Cruise 

- Duration 3 hours

- Courtesy shuttle from Akaroa if required

- Morning tea, snacks, and drinks

Adults: $125.00 per person (minimum two people)

Children: $ 60.00 aged 3 - 15 yrs

Family: $350.00 (two adults and two children) 

Sea and Wine Tour (must be booked 24 hours in advance)

- Duration 4 hours

- Courtesy shuttle from Akaroa if required

- 3 hour Harbour Sail and 1 hour Vineyard visit

- Morning tea, snacks, and drinks

- Light lunch (Vineyard cheese platter and wine tasting) 

Adults: $190.00 per person (minimum two people)

Children: $80.00

Family: $490.00 (two adults and two children) 

If you would like a tour of the vineyard this will be extra

Twin Gullies Sailing and our vessel "Joint Effort" are fully compliant with Maritime NZ regulations and meet all safety requirements. We are both competent sailors having sailed over 60, 000 ocean miles between us as Skipper and Crew. Richard, your skipper for the day has 30 years experience in the global yacht chartering industry and is also Maritime NZ qualified. 

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