Akaroa Shore Excursion: Christchurch and Jet Boat River Tour

Shore Excursions in Akaroa
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Tour description

See the sights of Christchurch when your ship is docked in Akaroa port, then enjoy one of the adrenaline-charged adventures New Zealand is famous for on a wild jet-boating ride on the Waimak River. Combining the grand urban architecture of Christchurch and the exhilarating experience of jet-boating, you’ll see both sides of New Zealand on this city and river shore excursion.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Akaroa Village InnFirst you will be collected at the park at the end of Akaroa Wharf (opposite the Akaroa Village Inn) at 10.30am and driven through the village of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula with stunning views of rolling hills, lakes and coastlines before arriving in Christchurch.Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandAfter boarding our coaches from the Akaroa Port, we'll take you through to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens & Christchurch Museum via the scenic Banks Peninsula. Explore on your own for 30 minutes.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Cathedral Square, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandDepart the Botanical Gardens for a brief Christchurch City tour highlighting city landmarks and the rebuild of city centre after the 2011 Earthquake.Stop At: Alpine Jet Thrills LimitedEnjoy an exhilarating Jet boat ride, “The Braided Blast”, on the snow-fed Waimakariri River in the shallow river flats. Speed and spin in waters that is sometimes only centimetres deep.Duration: 35 minutesPass By: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South IslandTravel back to Akaroa via the Banks Peninsula to board your cruise ship.

What's included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Jet-boat ride
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's not included

  • Food and drinks


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors