Tours

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Harbour Tours

Heading out of Lyttleton Harbour is both breathtaking and unforgettable!  Cruise noiselessly along the shore watching the ocean life pass under your feet. Depending on the weather, tours can vary from paddling to Quail Island and stopping on one of the many secluded beaches for a snack, or hugging the volcanic coastline enjoying the wildlife and views. You may even get to see the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphin – the Hector’s Dolphin – or some White Flippered Blue Penguins. All this whilst getting fit.

Tours run for 2 to 2.5 hours and are $70 per person (minimum 2 persons, maximum 4).

Estuary Tours

Enjoy a paddle on Christchurch’s favourite and most accessible water playground. Due to many areas being only waist deep, the estuary provides a safe and enjoyable experience. This is one of New Zealand’s most important wetlands, comprised of mudflats, salt marshes, reed beds and sand dunes. The estuary is home to over 100 species of birds including 8,000 waders and 15,000 ducks. Whilst paddling, you can also enjoy the stunning Port hills that stretch along the  shores of the estuary.

Tours run for 2 hours and are $60 per person (minimum 2 persons, max 6).

Sumner to Taylor’s (calm days)

On a flat day, there’s nothing better than paddling from Sumner to Taylor’s Mistake, hugging the jagged rocks around Whitewash Head. Paddling between rocks gives you a whole new perspective of this wonderful coastline. Once you round the headland you get stunning views down to Banks Peninsula. You may get to see the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphin – the Hector’s Dolphin – or some White Flippered Blue Penguins. When you return to Sumner, you may want to stop for a coffee at one of the many cafes in this quaint little seaside village.

Tours run for 2 to 2 1/2 hours and are $70pp (min 2 person, max 4 per tour).

Contact James Bradshaw 0274 031 269 or info@christchurchpaddleboarding.co.nz for a booking or any further information.