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Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Christchurch Sightseeing & Jet Boating

by Cruise Shore Trips Duration 6h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is C$154

Take a tour of central Christchurch's main landmarks and then get on a jet boat and speed through the waters of the lower Waimakariri River. Along the way, appreciate a variety of New Zealand scenery, including towering mountains and sprawling plains.

Get picked up from your cruise ship in Akaroa and depart for Christchurch, travelling along the Akaroa Highway. Along the way, admire several of New Zealand's scenic wonders, including Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lake Forsyth, Lake Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.

Arrive in Christchurch and visit the world-famous Botanic Gardens. Afterwards, see the main sites of central Christchurch, surveying the extensive damage from the 2011 earthquake and the work being done to rebuild the city.

Get on a jet boat, “The Braided Blast”, and blast out onto the snow-fed Waimakariri River, as your driver speeds and spins in waters that sometimes barely cover the ground beneath them. Experience the thrill of jet boating through shallow, shifting, ever-changing river flats. At the end of your ride, return to Akaroa and your cruise ship.

Take a tour of central Christchurch's main landmarks and then get on a jet boat and speed through the waters of the lower Waimakariri River. Along the way, appreciate a variety of New Zealand scenery, including towering mountains and sprawling plains.

Get picked up from your cruise ship in Akaroa and depart for Christchurch, travelling along the Akaroa Highway. Along the way, admire several of New Zealand's scenic wonders, including Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lake Forsyth, Lake Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.

Arrive in Christchurch and visit the world-famous Botanic Gardens. Afterwards, see the main sites of central Christchurch, surveying the extensive damage from the 2011 earthquake and the work being done to rebuild the city.

Get on a jet boat, “The Braided Blast”, and blast out onto the snow-fed Waimakariri River, as your driver speeds and spins in waters that sometimes barely cover the ground beneath them. Experience the thrill of jet boating through shallow, shifting, ever-changing river flats. At the end of your ride, return to Akaroa and your cruise ship.

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10:30 AM, Christchurch & JetBoating in English

Duration 6h Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
C$153.92

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Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Christchurch Sightseeing & Jet Boating

Activity Location

Christchurch

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Akaroa Harbour Wharf

    Akaroa Harbour Wharf

    Akaroa 7520


Highlights

  • Tour of Christchurch's main highlights & popular landmarks

  • Exhilarating shallow-river adventure aboard a jet boat

  • Brief stop at Botanic Gardens

  • History of 2011 Christchurch earthquake & rebuilding process

  • Professional, friendly & knowledgeable tour guides


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Christchurch

  • Jet-boating experience

  • Roundtrip transport to and from Akaroa port

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary, provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • This tour departs Akaroa at 10:30 AM and departs Christchurch at 3 PM, returning to Akaroa by 4:30 PM. This ensures you have plenty of time before your cruise ship departure.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

  • If you are not on a Cruise Ship you cannot do this tour


Akaroa Cruise Excursion – Christchurch Sightseeing & Jet Boating ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

2.5 out of 5

28 Feb. 2017

The jetboat portion was amazing and fun. Unfortunately, the tour company was not easy to spot and the bus left. Fortunately, theyes had a backup van but we missed tour guide discussion and only had 10 minutes at museum and garden, which we did not get to enjoy either.

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United States