Water activity

Sea Kayaking Tour form Christchurch (Lyttelton)

Activity provider: Adventure By Nature

Sea Kayaking Tour form Christchurch (Lyttelton)

Activity provider: Adventure By Nature

From US$ 270.57 per person

Guided sea kayak tour around Lyttleton Harbour and Quail Island, starting and finishing in Christchurch city center. Included in this tour are a guide, transport, lunch, and all the kayaking gear.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup service is available from any accommodation within 3.5 kilometers of the city center. Please wait in the hotel lobby, your guide will meet you there.
Private or small groups available


  • Paddle in an extinct volcano crater only accessible by kayak
  • Kayak into sea caves and through the remains of old steamships
  • Learn about Quail Island's interesting history from your guide
Full description
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 the local area. On Quail Island, you'll have some free time to explore the island or relax by the beach. If time allows, you will be able to circumnavigate the island and visit the sea cliffs and caves at the Northen far end of the island before heading back to Charteris Bay.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Life jacket
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Drinks

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    Meeting point

    Please be ready and waiting outside the Canterbury Musem on Rolleston Ave, Christchurch at 8:30 AM. Look for the white "Adventure By Nature Nature" minibus or car. Your guide will be wearing a branded "Adventure By Nature" uniform.

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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Service

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    July 15, 2021

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

    June 19, 2021

    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.

    February 12, 2020

    Product ID: 333386