Christchurch Boats, Sailing and Charters
Christchurch is a stunning city with incredibly stunning coastlines and majestic rivers and offers a range of enthralling charter boat and sailing adventures. Christchurch Boats, Sailing and Charters provide everything as diverse as sightseeing tours on the picturesque marine life filled Akaroa Habour to leisurely punting of the scenic Avon River as it meanders through Christchurch as though you were in Cambridge or Oxford. more
Discover the sheer unspoken beauty of Christchurch’s natural harbours and rivers with your boat or yacht charter. Christchurch boat charters and cruises may offer eye-popping sightseeing cruises while others may combine the experience with other exciting activities such as swimming with dolphins and fishing. Come and see Christchurch’s dolphins, penguins, albatrosses and other magnificent wildlife alternatively tour the parks of Christchurch with a relaxing Avon River punt.
Novice sailors can learn to sail at a sailing school in Christchurch.
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.
We provide the only environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms, without disrupting their environment. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Enjoy a 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour, with basic, personal sail training included.
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. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4.
Mobile-friendly - Summer or winter, glide along the peaceful Avon River in Christchurch, wrapped in luxury, as a skilled boatperson propels you through a romantic wonderland. "Welcome aboard," says your punter. Punting on the Avon is one of the iconic tourist attractions in Christchurch. We supply blankets, umbrellas and even hot water bottles, so you feel snug if it gets chilly.
Mobile-friendly - Your exciting boat cruise will take you outside Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula beside steep cliffs, archways and sea caves. The area around Akaroa is stunning, come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper, onboard our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Enjoy and photograph spectacular scenery and abundant bird and wild life including the rare Hectors dolphins, fur seals and penguins.
Mobile-friendly - We offer two choices of outrageous fun on 3 wheels: -Wind powered blokart (land yachts) - Battery powered Driftkarts Two purpose built tracks in Christchurch where you can hire a kart and have some fun with family and friends. A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR PEOPLE AGED 8 TO 80+
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