Want to join a small friendly tour ? Try us-see Akaroa, Christchurch, Banks Peninsula or the South Island of New Zealand..max 11 on board !

Akaroa cruise ship passengers day tour to Christchurch $110 p.p. Our small group shore excursions from Akaroa Harbour are highly rated on Trip Advisor.
We have been operating tours in the South Island of New Zealand since 1995 and have enjoyed showing visitors all corners of this beautiful island. As ex-teachers we have a strong emphasis on looking after small groups and ensuring you have a great time. We are based in Lyttelton, the port of Christchurch, and offer from local day tours up to 10 day South Island tours.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

"The tour was just brilliant.Everything was well-organised and we had a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the small group size" Benjamin Spitzbarth, Germany

"Dermot is a great guide. He is very knowledgeable and really knows the area. Would take another tour with him in a heartbeat. " Mary de Tessan, USA


  • Trip Advisor Reviews.....48/50 reviews rated 5 star.....Oct 2019

    31 August at 11:17 from atlas

    Please take time to look at reviews on Trip Advisor...as a small business we really appreciate the ...

  • Port Lyttelton to Arthurs Pass Tour...NEW !

    31 August at 11:12 from atlas

    With cruise ship visits to Lyttelton about to increase we are offering PRIVATE guided tours to Arthurs Pass for $1000 NZD (up to 11 ...

  • Cruise Ship News : 2019-2020 season

    31 August at 10:37 from atlas

    The first of 91 cruise ship visits this summer to Akaroa is due to arrive on 5 October  2019 and the last on 18 April 2020. The ...

  • Two modern minibuses operating 2018

    16 January at 06:35 from atlas

    One of our favourite stops is at the Hilltop Tavern, 500 metres above Akaroa. On this occasion both our minibuses (2013, 2014) were ...

  • What if your cruise ship cancels Akaroa after you have booked one of our tours?

    27 March at 13:31 from atlas

    No Problem....although unfortunately this happens once or twice a  year due to weather and cruise ship itinerary changes (and even ...


Contact information - Dermot Hall - E S Tours

Address 28A Ripon St
Lyttelton Christchurch
Phone 03 3289001
Mobile 027 261 5093
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