Boat Hire

Set your course for adventure and embark on an iconic Christchurch boating adventure on the Avon River in one of our single or double kayaks, paddle and row boats or Canadian canoes. Or rent a bike for an urban adventure to discover the city and nearby Hagley Park – there’s a map in our gallery below which you can download from the link under Bike Hire. Please call (03) 366 5885 or email us for bookings or any enquiries you might have. We are open 7 days a week from 9am till 5pm in winter and 5.30pm in summer. Last boats go out one hour before we close.

Boat Hire

Single Kayak Hire
Plastic construction. Easy to manoeuvre.
$12.00 per hour
Weight limit 100kg

Double Kayak Hire
Plastic construction. Suitable for 2 adults.
$24.00 per hour
(plus two seats)

Paddle Boat Hire
Fibreglass construction. Suitable for 2 children (they operate better with less weight).
$25.00 per half-hour (two people)

Row Boat Hire
Wooden clinker-built original rowing skiff, crafted at the Boat Sheds in 2008. Three available. Suitable for 3 people.
$25.00 per half hour
$35.00 per hour

Canadian Canoe
Wooden canoe crafted at the Boatsheds in 2009. Suitable for 3-4 people.
$25.00 per half hour
$35.00 per hour

Group Bookings
10 people or more – we can cater for up to 80 people.
$10 per person

Combination Bookings
Summer boating
1 x Rowboat
1 x Picnic Hamper
$65.00 for 2 people

Night Bookings
(After business hours only – only open late for 20+ people)
$12.00 per person