Private Day Tour

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Akaroa is Christchurch's most loved day tour destination.  Join us for an exceptional scenic tour of Banks Peninsula, including Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours, and the historical seaside village of Akaroa.  Leaving central Christchurch, we travel the scenic route to Akaroa, over the Port Hills, via Sign of the Kiwi, Governors Bay, through Gebbies Pass, alongside Lake Forsyth, through Little River, and along the Akaroa summit road. The scenic route from Christchurch to Akaroa takes just over 2 hours. Scheduled sightseeing photo stops are made, so don't forget your camera !

You can then choose how to spend your day in Akaroa........

Canterburycat-dolphins Swimming with Dolphins Akaroa Jet Sailing Akaroa





You can join the 2 hour Akaroa Harbour cruise to view the majestic scenery and wildlife. Packed with highlights the cruise should feature sightings of the rare, native dolphin - the Hector's Dolphin, as well as seals, penguins and other birdlife.

You can swim with the dolphins or join as a spectator.  The boat trip is usually about 2 hours. A briefing is provided beforehand. You are provided with wetsuits, masks and snorkel, just bring your swimming costume & towel.  Terms and conditions.

For the more adventurous, climb aboard the 20 seat, twin V8, 600 Horsepower, "Phat Time"as you power towards the harbour heads.  Enjoy the harbour highlights and the 360 degree spins in this 40 minute ride of a lifetime.

Sail around the harbour for 2 hours with one of the local sail boat operators, spotting wildlife, and enjoying spectacular scenrery.  Get involved in the sailing, or just sit back and relax.


The itinerary includes time to explore the historic and picturesque village of Akaroa, with its notable cottages and buildings, gardens, museum, craft shops, and galleries. We also visit the Barrys Bay Cheese Factory, for a small taster of their crafted cheese.


Your day trip includes your hotel pick-up, tea or coffee at the Little River Cafe & Gallery, cheese tastings, private comfortable return transport from Christchurch to Akaroa,  plus an informative commentary.

Departure Time: 8.45am

Returned to hotel: 5.15pm (approx) 


Tour Inclusions

Retail Rate Per Adult Special Internet Rate Per Adult
Cheese tastings and tea or coffee $230 $185
Cruise, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $320 $255
Jet boat, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $320 $255
Sailing, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $325 $260
Cruise, lunch, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $356 $285
Jet boat, lunch, cheese tastings and tea or coffee $356 $285
Sailing, lunch, cheese tasting, and tea or coffee $363 $290
Swimming with dolphins, cheese tasting and tea or coffee $413 $330
Swimming with dolphins, lunch, cheese tasting and tea or coffee $450 $360


Tour Dates: Tour available 7 days, all year. Prices are based on a minimum of 4 people.

Jet boating/sailing options are not available all year.

Phone +64 3 3390772
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