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Best Tour of the Trip to New Zealand......an absolute must do......Super flexible operator due to slow disembaration from the cruise operator.....but this tour operator went above and beyond to make sure that we had a wonderful day......very professional and would recommend to everyone.
A really pleasant day. A relaxing ride to Akaroa and then a couple of hours on the water in search of dolphins. We did manage to see quite a few along with some penguins. After that some time in town for lunch before departing for Christchurch. A fun day trip.
Doing what: Akaroa Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch
Melissa M USA
Long trip from cuisine ship to Christchurch. Needed more time at Botanical Gardens and less time in CBD in Christchurch as there really isn't much to do other than shop and eat.
we got an insite into Christchurch but alot of time was spent in the bus. I only improvement would be to start to tour earlier
due to the distance to drive there.
Loved it. We were on a full boat but no problem moving around to take pics. of the scenery and the wildlife on view. You are taken out of the harbour and bay area and can see small dolphins, seals and, if you are lucky like us, small penguins. The dolphins particularly seem to enjoy being around the boat. Through Viator is the way to book your trip as the prices are very competitive - if you are going to be there as a stop on a cruise you will find the cruise line prices ridiculously high for similar trips.
Doing what: Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise
the seas were too rough to swim but the company did give a full refund
This is a great tour which showed the beautiful scenery of Banks Peninsula and Christchurch city although the city has some destruction from the last earthquake. The tour guide did an excellent job showing us around and took us to many amazing location for takeing pictures. We recommend this tour to our friends and relative.
Great trip very knowledgeable and lovely crew take some warm clothes as it can be cold out of the harbour.
We loved Akaroa and the surrounding countryside - so peaceful. Despite a fairly lengthy journey to Christchurch we enjoyed our visit there but it was very sobering to see just how much damage had been caused by the earthquake. So many buildings with scaffolding but it was also interesting to visit the shipping containers which have been converted into shops and eateries
was good but once again followed to close to ship tours
trvlmore United States of ...
Our driver and guide was pleasant, thorough and very informative. It was sad to see Christchurch after the earthquake and how much is still to be done to recover.
Very interesting day visiting Christchurch. Our driver was helpful and knowledgable. Would recommend .
Did not get to see the Dolphins. I know it is not in the control of your company. I did enjoy the trip, the boat driver and tour guide. I did enjoy jumping into the ocean with the wet suit on that was a great . Thank you for the experience.
Doing what: Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Akaroa
This tour was ok in that the ride from Akaroa to Christchurch was quite scenic, but touring Christchurch was dissapointing. We did learn some history and see where rebuilding was ongoing, but it wasn't as interesting as we had hoped.
This trip was fantastic! Even with rough seas, our pilot was able to navigate to the Hole in the Rock and gave us a fantastic view and trip.
An excellent tour although Christchurch is still suffering from the earthquake of 2011 and many of the buildings have not yet been re-built.
After several emails back and forth, we eventually got on the 1pm catamaran cruise. Was very good. We saw lots and lots of the cute little dolphins, surrounding the catamaran on several occasions. We saw all the interesting caves and rock formations and also about a half a dozen baby seals on the rocks, not too many adults. Guess they were out fishing for dinner! Very good tour, good narration.
Wonderful day, very informative!!!!
Christchurch is an interesting city being devastated and rebuilt again . Our guide was good and the scenery was good although not breathtaking .
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