Lyttelton Discovery Cruise

2.5 hours | Christchurch (Lyttelton) | C H C - 2 4 0
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$ 74.95
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Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Lyttelton Harbour Catamaran Sail
Lyttelton Harbour was formed 11 million years ago when a massive volcano erupted and the sea filled its crater. Today, the harbor's calm waters are a popular recreational spot and the launching point for a relaxed catamaran cruise. Lyttelton Harbour is almost a mile and a quarter long, and beyond the township of Lyttelton, it opens out into three wide and shallow bays studded with small islands. Wildlife is abundant, including the smallest of the species, the Hector's dolphin, as well as coastal birdlife. As you cruise, the skipper will impart the area's fascinating Maori and European history and stories behind the shoreline's many highlights.

What you will see along the way:

Sail out from scenic Lyttelton Harbour, located near the city of Christchurch. The northern of two sea inlets on Banks Peninsula, it opens into three wide bays studded with the Ripapa, Quail, and King Billy islands. As you sail, your skipper will point out all the highlights along the shoreline, the colorful town and the wonderful marine life in the waters.

Photo Opportunities:

Bring your camera, as photo opportunities abound. If you are very lucky, you'll capture a photo of the Hector's dolphin. This is the smallest and rarest of the species, endemic to New Zealand, and is as playful as it is adorable.

A hot beverage is served during your sail.

Special Notes:

There is approx. a 300m walk each way between the ship and the tour catamaran. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair or a walking frame as all guests have to pass through a turnstile.
Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Lyttelton wharf for cruise.

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Harbour Nature Cruise

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