Sailing FoxII

See all the wildlife of Akaroa Harbour

Dolphin guarantee

Crew or just relax

Learn about local history

Tour the harbour the eco-friendly way

Enjoy real Pacific Ocean Sailing




Swim with dolphins in Akaroa harbour or book a nature cruise.

5th Generation Local. We know all the secrets.

Our boat Rocks - you'll be as close as it gets to the action.

Do you have a sense for adventure?

Come and join us here at ecoSEAker. We would love to welcome you aboard for your trip of a lifetime.


Halfmoon Cottage provides bikes and helmets: wearing a helmet is a must in New Zealand. (mandatory by law).

Great opportunity to explore the surroundings per bike. Ask us for several nice bike tours. 

Even if you only want to follow the flat coast line to the Duvauchelle Hotel for a meal or drink or to visit the Duvauchelle Store.




Halfmoon Cottage provides 2 kayaks for 1 person use and 1 kayak for 2 persons use.

Early morning , before the wind gets up, is generally the best time, which is why we suggest an 8:30 a.m. start.

Enjoy the calming effect of the water - see the birds and other sea wildlife - maybe when you are lucky you can spot the Hector Dolphins.

Talk to Cor the evening before.

Our kayaks are very stable but mishaps can occur. It is safer with at least two people.


Eastern Bays Scenic Mail Run

Come off the beaten track with us! Jeff & Suzie  invite you to join their rugged and remote rural mail delivery run that has delighted tourists and locals for over 25 years.  We travel 120km weaving in and out of ten bays from sea level to the crater rim delivering mail to farms and settlements.  The tour operates Monday to Saturday leaving Akaroa Information Centre at 9am and returning at approximately 2pm.  Bookings are essential.


Hinewai Reserve

Hinewai reserve is a 1250 hectare reserve in the southwestern corner of Banks Peninsula.  The whole area is managed privately for the protection and restoration of native vegetation and wildlife.  The reserve has a publicly accessible walking track network of about 16 kilometres.

Astronomy / Stargazing

Barrys Bay is an excellent site for astronomy and stargazing.  Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere in particular will enjoy the opportunity to explore the unfamiliar southern sky.

During cloudless mornings and evenings it is possible to observe satellites, including the International Space Station, passing overhead as they orbit the Earth.  For predictions of visible passes of ISS over Barrys Bay in the near future click here.

It is also possible to view planets such as Saturn from the hostel or you can checkout the newest stargazing activity at the Banks Peninsula on