CRUISE SHIP CHARTER, AKAROA TO CHRISTCHURCH CITY & RETURN

Please note that a 'charter' is the exclusive hire of a vehicle, including a driver/guide.

PRIVATE FULLY GUIDED SCENIC TOUR

Charters depart Akaroa Wharf anytime to suit you from 9.00am and return at a time to suit you, and your cruise ship schedule.  Our departure procedure will be sent to you in a confimation email once we receive your booking.

Akaroa Harbour

Akaroa Harbour

ITINERARY - Leaving Akaroa you will enjoy the spectacular scenery of Banks Peninsula, a volcanic mass, encompassing two large harbours and many smaller bays and coves, before arriving approximately 2 hours later in Christchurch.

 

Christchurch is New Zealands second largest city and gateway to the South Island.  Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.  Photo stops are made enroute.

Lyttelton-harbour

Lyttelton Harbour

A convenience stop is made in the small rural town of Little River.  We continue through Gebbies Pass to Lyttelton Harbour, then we travel over Christchurchs Port Hills, stopping at Sign of the Takahe, for views up to the Southern Alps, over the Canterbury Plains and across the City.

 

Arriving in Christchurch City late morning we will drive through the city. 

Map Akaroa

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You will be able to see earthquake damage. You will have time to visit Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens, and buy your own lunch, before heading back to Akaroa, arriving approximately 4.30pm. A stop can be made at the Barrys Bay Cheese Factory for a sample of their crafted cheeses, and where you can purchase delicious New Zealand cheese and wine.

Listed below are optional excursions that you may wish to include in your charter.  Please consider just one option, if any, for the full group.  You can pay for this on the day of your tour.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Penguins Christchurch Gondola Kiwi Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Orana Park

The International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch Gondola

Kiwis at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Orana Wildlife Park

Canterbury Museum Punting on the Avon River, Christchurch Earthquake Destruction Jetthrlls

Canterbury Museum

Punting on the Avon River

Earthquake Destruction

Jet Boating on the Waimakariri River

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alpaca1 Bentwood Vineyard Curators House Manderley

Alpaca Farm Experience

Wine Tasting

Fabulous Lunch

Manderley Sheep Farm

VEHICLES AND COSTS:

TOYOTA ESTIMA

TOYOTA HIACE

TOYOTA COASTER

Estima Hiace Silver Minibus Toyota Coaster
Capacity - comfortably up to 5 passengers, although we can take 6 passengers, if this is a family group and children are part of your group. Capacity - comfortably up to 8 passengers or up to 11 passengers if you are of a small build or children are part of your group. Capacity - comfortably up to 16 passengers, or 18 passengers if there are chidren in your party.

NZ$595 per vehicle

NZ$795per vehicle

NZ$995 per vehicle

All vehicles are modern, airconditioned, with PA systems and appropriately licensed according to the law of New Zealand

TO BOOK: To book a charter, or if you have any questions, please click here to send us an email. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • To book a charter we require a 20% deposit, with the balance due on the day of your charter.
  • We do not accept cancellations within 7 days prior to your tour date.  Your deposit will be refunded in full, if you cancel and give more than 7 days notice by email, to cancel.
  • Your deposit will be refunded in full if your ship does not dock in Akaroa on the scheduled date.
  • No partial refunds are due for the cost of your tour, should your tender to shore be delayed for whatever reason, therefore delaying the departure time of your tour.  
  • We reserve the right to alter your itinerary in the event of a delay to your departure time, or conditions outside of our control.
  • If the captain cancels all tenders for the day, then a full refund is payable by us to you.
Once we receive your booking and payment, we will confirm your charter within 24 hours.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send us an email.