Christchurch: Sea Kayaking Excursion

Christchurch: Sea Kayaking Excursion

From $216.28 per person

Enjoy a full-day guided sea kayak tour around Lyttleton Harbour and Quail Island, starting and finishing in Christchurch city center. Included in this tour is a qualified local guide, transport, lunch, and all the kayaking gear.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup service is available from any accommodation within 3 kilometers of the city center. Please wait in the hotel lobby, your guide will meet you there. You will be collected between 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Paddle in an extinct volcano crater only accessible by kayak
  • Kayak into sea caves and through the remains of old steamships
  • Learn about Quail Island's interesting history from your guide
Full description
Your guide will collect you from your accommodation or at the designated pickup point. Make your way to Lyttleton Harbor as you drive over the Port Hills via Dyers Pass. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and coast. Your sea kayak journey begins and ends at Charteris Bay just three minutes from Christchurch’s city center. Your guide will teach you some basic paddle strokes and how to steer your boat before heading off. Paddling towards the head of the harbor, explore the many small bays and rocky cliffs along the way. Find secret sandy beaches while hearing stories about the area from your local guide. Leaving the coast, head out to Quail Island, the largest of the three islands in the harbor and learn about its rich local history. Paddle past a ship’s graveyard, with it's the three partially sunken steamships. Lunch is provided on Quail Island or one of the many small beaches in the local area. On Quail Island, you'll have some free time to explore the island or relax by the beach. If time allows, you will be able to circumnavigate the island and visit the sea cliffs and caves at the Northen far end of the island before heading back to Charteris Bay.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Life jacket
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Drinks
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Please be ready and waiting outside the Canterbury Musem on Rolleston Ave, Christchurch at 8:30 AM. Look for the white "Adventure By Nature Nature" minibus or car. Your guide will be wearing a branded "Adventure By Nature" uniform.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 1 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0/5
    • Transportation
      5.0/5
    • Value for money
      5/5
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    Sarah was a terrific guide. She thought of everything and was very patient with someone who had not been sea kayaking. I also got a free swim that I hadn't planned on. So everything went well.

    12 February 2020

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    Product ID: 333386