Christchurch – Sightseeing with Jet Boating LT78CS


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. On your return to Christchurch 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.

Experience a Jet boat ride “The Braided Blast” on the snow fed Waimakariri River in the shallow river flats.

A 30 Minute Jet boat ride, your driver will speed and spin in waters that sometimes are only centimetres deep.  Experience the thrills of jet boating through 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. You will also be able to view the new architecture, beautiful gardens and scenic viewpoints. Wander the Monavale Gardens with its pretty ponds and water features, as well as 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 the 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.

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.  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.

Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 08.45 am and 1.15 pm
Maximum number of people : 50
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Full Guided Tour, Jet Boating on the Lower Waimakariri River
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

Please note:

Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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