City to Estuary Tour
Nature at it's best
If you're looking for a taste of what sea kayaking has to offer, look no further
than our City to the Estuary half day tour.
Spend your time learning the basics of sea kayaking while enjoying the serenity of nature within the hustle and bustle of Christchurch City. Sea kayaking down the Avon River, you will flow from the City center and through 'Red Zone' suburbs, and into the Bexley Wetlands where you will see the majority of bird life. This tour finishes where the river meets the abundant Estuary with great views of the Port Hills.
With a break in the red zone to stretch the legs and have a snack along the way, this is an enjoyable sea kayak tour for all.
All tour participants must provide their own transportation to the City to Estuary starting point. Transportation will be provided to return you to the starting point after the tour has concluded.
Where do I meet my guide?
You will meet at the tour's starting point at the Margaret Mahy Playground in downtown Christchurch. Please come prepared to get directly on the river, as your guide, sea kayaking gear, and kayaks will be waiting for you to get started.
Assemble on the grass at the Margaret Mahy Playground by the jetty at the river. You can use this address for google maps reference -
How long does the tour last?
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Trips start promptly at 9:30am.
Time includes start brief, one break, pack up and return travel time.
If you will be arriving late, call us asap - 027 448 3696.
How do I pay?
Pay your guide at the start of your trip with cash or card
What should I bring?
A sense of adventure and exploration
Footwear for potential to get wet (no bare feet sorry)
Food for lunch and snacks
Appropriate clothes to protect you from the sun and/or the cold
We will provide the gear you need for the sea kayaking trip - including a spray jacket and dry bags for your personal items. We can also provide footwear, and clothing if arranged in advance (please call or email).
I have my bag, can I bring it with me?
Unfortunately we do not have the facility to store suit cases or back packs. Small bags can be stowed in the kayak compartments.
The i-SITE at 28 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch Central, store baggage for $5 half day and $10 full day.
Please note - All tours are weather and tide dependent.
Gift Vouchers available, request via email
Starting point for City to Estuary Tour