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Lyttelton Shore Excursion: Christchurch Sightseeing with Jet Boating

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A rare opportunity to Jet Boat on the Waimakariri River, a fast flowing shallow braided river where you will experience jet boating at its very best. Upon return, enjoy a city tour of Christchurch taking in not only the damage to the city by several earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 and the rebuild currently taking place but also the remaining historic landmarks and the existing beauty of this picturesque city.

What You'll Get

Experience a Jet boat ride “The Braided Blast” on the snow fed Waimakariri River in the shallow river flats. On this 30 Minute jet boat ride, your driver will speed and spin in waters that are sometimes only centimetres deep.  Experience the thrills of jet boating through the shallow shifting, ever-changing courses of shingle bottom streams.

On your return to Christchurch you will be given a tour of the city centre. Once with its historic buildings and architecture, now heavily destroyed and badly damaged by the Earthquake hitting the city in February 2011. See for yourself both the destruction of the central city and the rebuild that is taking place.

Experience the grand architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic view points on a half-day city tour of Christchurch. Wander the Monavale Gardens with its pretty ponds and water features, and visit the botanical gardens in the central city and the seaside suburb of Sumner. Travel to the Sign of the Takahe to admire the spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.

• Experience the thrills of jet boating through shallow waters
• Speed and spins in water only centimetres deep
• Magnificent rural and mountain scenery whilst travelling up river by boat
• Tour through Central Christchurch including the badly earthquake damaged city centre
• Stops for photo opportunities at all the key destinations

This sightseeing option of Christchurch is designed for cruise ship passengers.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Life-vests and splash-proof jackets provided on jet-boat
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not suitable for child aged 2 and under
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Jet-boat ride
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pick up and drop off
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

  • Food and drinks

Departure Point
Lyttelton Port. Meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

Departure Time
This option departs Lyttelton at 8.45am and 1.15 pm returning to Lyttelton by 12.30 pm and 4.30pm respectively. This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure. Please advise whether you wish to book a morning tour or an afternoon tour. On the morning tour you can opt to be dropped off in the central city outside the Canterbury Museum and catch the shuttle to Lyttelton that departs from this location every 30 minutes.

4 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point at 12.30 pm and 4.30pm depending on whether it's a morning or afternoon tour. This ensures that you will arrive at your cruise ship before departure.

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Canterbury Leisure Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.