Canterbury Boats, Sailing and Charters
Coastal and mountain experiences combine to make Canterbury a place where there's something for every traveller. In Canterbury you'll find many worlds within one region. Charter a boat in Canterbury and see magnificent scenery as well as marine and bird life such as dolphins, whales, penguins, seals and albatross. Meander down calm rivers on your boat charter, or around beautiful coastlines. Set sail in tranquil waters and enjoy stunning views, go whale watching, swim with the dolphins or throw out a line and go deep sea fishing. more
Novice sailors can learn to sail at a sailing school in Canterbury.
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Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch—Fox II. See penguins, seals, albatross, and other sea birds. A real sailing experience; as crew, or just relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hour cruise, departing 10:30am and 1:15pm from Dalys Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Satisfaction guaranteed! Private charters. Company functions. Weddings.
Mobile-friendly - Cruise or swim with the smallest, rarest and friendliest dolphin in the world - the Hector's dolphin! Eco-tourism pioneer Black Cat Cruises offers world-class visitor experiences including our 2-hour Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise and Swimming with the Dolphins tour. Located within the picturesque and French-inspired, seaside town of Akaroa; Only a scenic 90 minute drive from Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Explore Lyttelton Harbour with Black Cat Cruises. We offer ferry services to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. Spend half the day walking and learning about the history of Quail Island, or take a trip to Diamond Harbour for swimming, visiting the farmers market or enjoying a picnic. Private charters also available.
Mobile-friendly - Punting on the Avon is one of Christchurch's most iconic tourist attractions. Summer or winter, glide along the peaceful Avon River as a skilled punter in Edwardian-style attire propels you slowly through the water. We supply blankets, umbrellas, and even hot water bottles in winter so you feel snug if it gets chilly.
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