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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Jet Boating

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    What to Expect
    Experience a Jet boat ride “The Braided Blast” on the snow fed Waimakariri River in the shallow river flats. On this 30 Minute jet boat ride, your driver will speed and spin in waters that are sometimes only centimetres deep.  Experience the thrills of jet boating through the shallow shifting, ever-changing courses of shingle bottom streams.

    On your return to Christchurch you will be given a tour of the city centre. Once with its historic buildings and architecture, now heavily destroyed and badly damaged by the Earthquake hitting the city in February 2011. See for yourself both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.

    Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with its pretty ponds and water features, and visit the botanical gardens in the central city and the seaside suburb of Sumner. Travel to the Sign of the Takahe to admire the spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.

    • Experience the thrills of jet boating through shallow waters
    • Speed and spins in water only centimetres deep
    • Magnificent rural and mountain scenery whilst travelling up river by boat
    • Tour through Central Christchurch including the badly earthquake damaged city centre
    • Stops for photo opportunities at all the key destinations

    This sightseeing option of Christchurch is designed for cruise ship passengers.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Lyttelton Port. Meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
    Departure Time
    This option departs Lyttelton at 8.45am and 1.15 pm returning to Lyttelton by 12.30 pm and 4.30pm respectively. This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure. Please advise whether you wish to book a morning tour or an afternoon tour. On the morning tour you can opt to be dropped off in the central city outside the Canterbury Museum and catch the shuttle to Lyttelton that departs from this location every 30 minutes.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at 12.30 pm and 4.30pm depending on whether it's a morning or afternoon tour. This ensures that you will arrive at your cruise ship before departure.
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Jet-boat ride
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Port pick up and drop off
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Life-vests and splash-proof jackets provided on jet-boat
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Not suitable for child aged 2 and under
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    By: Leisure Tours
    318 reviews
    Peter M
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    The amazing history of how the town came to be and the geological formations created by volcanic actions.
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    Don't Take This Tour if You're Taller that 5'5"
    The tour bus seated sixteen people. The seats were narrow with virtually no leg room. My husband I and were so
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    Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
    Visit to Akaroa and Christ Church
    Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about both Akaroa and Chrsit Church. Christ Church is quite a distance from
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    Hoi An, Vietnam
    Lovely day out
    Loved the tour. Guide Dennis was amazing and told us so much about nz. Very interesting to see how Christchurch
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    Not enough time
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    London, United Kingdom
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    beautiful afternoon
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    Maťa K
    Wonderful day off!
    Thank you very much for this great experience! Everything was excellent, our guide picked us up at our
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    Great way to spend an afternoon
    Excellent commentary on the way out before a tasty lunch. And which winery had the best wine? Go along and decide
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    Houston, Texas
    Everything you needed to know about Christchurch.
    This was a great tour, made even more special because of the commentary and knowledge of our guide/driver, Scotty.
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    Yogesh B
    Melbourne, Australia
    Very Pleased to say it was well worth the trip and good value for money!!!!!
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    Exceptional Customer Service
    We were a group of 6 senior adults who engaged Leisure Tours for this tour. The tour itself was as advertised.
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    Larnach and Speights
    This is an excellent tour--our driver (Russell I think) was an excellent guide who knew the town super well, and
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    Brilliant volunteers on this scenic tour
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    Great tour
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    • Duration: 4h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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