Christchurch
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Our most recommended Christchurch Canoe & Kayak Tours

  • Christchurch: Sea Kayaking Excursion

    1. Christchurch: Sea Kayaking Excursion

    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 th...

    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.

  • Akaroa: 3-Hour Guided Sunrise Sea Kayaking Safari

    2. Akaroa: 3-Hour Guided Sunrise Sea Kayaking Safari

    Experience the best of nature on a 3-hour guided kayak safari from Akaroa town. Venture into an eco-paradise and view wildlife along the way. Stop at a remote beach for refreshments, a swim, or just to explore. After a briefing session at 07:30 the tour heads out on a gentle paddling excursion. After about an hour, you’ll stop for a break at the beach. No experience is necessary for this adventure. It’s easy and fun and suitable for anyone 12 years of age and older! The early morning trip can make for spectacular sightings. The guides say that these are the best trips of the day, as there’s no one around, and it’s just you and nature and your silent kayak. What you’ll actually see on the safari depends on a number of factors, but often guests report seeing cormorants diving, gannets feeding, and fur seals and flippered penguins playing. There have even been sightings of the rare, smal...

    We had a great experience kayaking with Jake, super knowledgeable guy and a great host!

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What people are saying about Christchurch

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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.

Great day for kayaking, weather was perfect. Joey was a very knowledgeable guide and funny.

We had a great experience kayaking with Jake, super knowledgeable guy and a great host!

Wonderful experience ever :) Jake and Joy are so kind and funny Thanks!!

Good customer service. Paced to your own abilities. Highly recommended