Crew Specials | Akaroa – New Zealand

Akaroa Chines

Crew Specials

Bonjour! - Welcome to Akaroa & the Bays.
The following discounts are available for the crew off the cruise ships.

Crew, please make direct contact with the operators, and if in doubt, call into the information centre.

Akaroa’s Information Centre:
Akaroa Adventure Centre
Address: 74a Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Tel: +64 3 304 7784
Email:
AkaroaAdventureCentre@gmail.com

The CREW SPECIALS will be updated for the 2016-2017 season shortly. 

Attractions

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise (Black Cat Cruises)
This wonderful cruise will allow you to see the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins – the Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. On this cruise you will experience other remarkable marine wildlife as well as a number of scenic and historic highlights. This two hour harbour cruise is fully narrated with informative local stories to entertain and enlighten you! Normal price is: $74, Crew Special is a 50% discount-$37. 

Contact Details and Prices
Price:  $37
Address: Main Wharf, Akaroa
Phone: +64 3 304 7641
Email: akaroa@blackcat.co.nz
Website: www.blackcat.co.nz
Time and Duration: 11am returns 1pm & 1:30pm, returns 3.30pm
Distance to Port: Tender drops off on main wharf, Akaroa & the boat leaves directly from the main wharf. 

Swimming with Dolphins
New Zealand is the only place on the planet you can swim in the wild with Hector’s Dolphins one of the world’s rarest dolphins. Don’t miss your opportunity to get up close to these amazing dolphins. You will need to bring a swimming costume and towel (towels can be hired) all other equipment is provided including free hot chocolate and gift pack. Hot showers at the wharf & optional photo packs. Normal price is: $155. Crew Special is a 25% discount-$116.25. 

Contact details & prices
Price:  $116.25
Address: Main wharf, Akaroa or 61 Beach Road
Phone: +64 3 304 7641
Email: akaroa@blackcat.co.nz
Website: www.blackcat.co.nz
Time & duration: leaves at 8.30am, and returns at 11am. 11.30am returns 2.00pm; 1.30pm returns 4.00pm (there are more sailings depending on demand, please contact us for more information). 

The Giants House Mosaic & Sculpture Garden
The Giants House Mosaic & Sculpture Garden is offering a cruise crew discount of $3 per person for a visit to sculpture, mosaic garden and contemporary art gallery during official opening hours only.
Opening Hours are 12-5pm daily in the summer. Rate: $20.00 per person. Crew Special: $17.00 per person. Need to show some proof of being crew.

Contact Details and Prices
Price:$17
Address: 68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Phone:  +64 3 304 7501
Email: josiemartin@paradise.net.nz 
Website: www.thegiantshouse.co.nz

Coast up Close Harbour Cruise
Come and see spectacular coastline & magnificent wildlife aboard our classic Kauri launch. 2 1/2 hour trips, personally guided by skipper/owner Tony Muir. Small groups on a spacious, dry and comfortable 43ft wooden launch. Two hot showers on-board and BBQ. Fishing & Social groups welcome. Normal price is $75 per person. Crew Special is: $70 per person. No minimum booking. 

Contact Details and Prices
Price: $70pp
Address: Main Wharf, Akaroa
Phone:  0800 126 278
Email: info@coastupclose.co.nz
Website: www.coastupclose.co.nz
Time and Duration: 10.30 & 2pm trips. (2.5 hour trip). Will be operating from Akaroa Main wharf.
Distance to Port: Tender drops off on main wharf, Akaroa & the boat leaves directly from the main wharf.

Akaroa Jet Adventures
We specialize in giving the more adventurous an unforgettable jet boating experience, a must for those seeking that something extra! Climb aboard our 20 seat, twin v8 600HP 'Phat time' jet boat. This 7.5 metre cobra jet boat is the latest design combining power and speed with built-in comfort and exceptional safety features. A high speed 360 degree spin will show you just what this jet boat is capable of. Akaroa Jet offers 25% discount to all crew of any cruise ship. Normal price is: $75. Crew Special is a 25% discount-$56. 

Contact Details and Prices
Price: $56pp
Address: 61 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone:  03 304 7092
Email: info@akaroajet.co.nz 
Website: www.akaroajet.co.nz 
Time and Duration: During days when cruise ships are visiting Akaroa extra touring times are 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.15pm, and 3.30pm. The tour duration is 50 minutes. 

Shopping

Peninsula Trading Post-Hardware Shop/Garden Centre
Cruise Crew are very welcome and we offer a 10% discount storewide with suitable identification. Stockists of a wide variety of brands including Victorinox, Meccano, Animal Planet, iGear Cellphone accessories, Casio, Swanndri Clothing and much more. 

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 7007
Address: 58 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily 9.00am-6.00pm
Email: peninsulatradingpost@gmail.com
Website: www.peninsulatradingpost.co.nz

Akaroa Woolshed Gallery & Woolworx 
A wide range of possum, wool, oilskin clothing and souvenirs. Natural coloured sheepskins, sheepskin slippers, and footwear. We stock a wide range of NZ made possum/merino garments. 2 different shops. 20% discount for crew purchases over $100. Proof must be shown. 

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 8055 & 304 7060
Address: 7 Church Street & 8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily, Closed Saturdays
Email: woolshednz@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.woolshednz.co.nz

Transport

Akaroa French Connection/Cityline-Buses to Christchurch
1. For the 9.30am and 10.30am shuttle from Akaroa to Christchurch return, cruise crew special is $40 (normally $45)
2. For the Banks Peninsula Tour at 10.30am-$60 (instead of the normal $65).

Contact Details
Phone:  0800 800 575 or 03 348 0897
Website: www.citylinechch.co.nz

A Classic Ride Honda Gold Wing & Sidecar Tours
Crew Special -$85 for two people for half an hour (usually $95).
3rd person (subject to fit in sidecar) $20 or $155 for two for 1 hour-usually $175.

Nissan Murano available for hire. Rental car for up to 5 people. Must be pre-booked. $225 (usually $250).

Contact Details
Phone:  027 9011880
Email: sue@matuagardens.co.nz
Website: www.matuagardens.co.nz

Dining

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Specialising in contemporary NZ cuisine. 
An extensive menu with a large selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. We carry the ‘Monteiths’ range of craft beers.
Crew Special 10% discount off Food & Beverages.

Contact Details
Phone: +64 3 304 7533
Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa
Hours: Open seven days 8.00am till Late
Email: wayne@bullyhayes.co.nz
Website: www.bullyhayes.co.nz  

L’Hotel Bar & Restaurant, Bar and Accommodation
Open 7 days until late L'hotel is situated right on the water’s edge, with panoramic harbour views. L'hotel have an extensive menu using fresh local ingredients, also catering for food intolerances, with gluten free options on the menu.
Cruise crew specials- local prices apply over the bar and $15 pizza's (except Seafood pizza). 

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 7559
Address: 75 Beach Road, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily
Website: www.lhotel.co.nz

Meniscus Wine Lounge
The Meniscus Wine lounge is the tasting room for the Meniscus Vineyard that overlooks the Akaroa Township. Look up and you can see the vineyard from the main wharf. The wines reflect the taste of Akaroa and emulate those of the Alsace Region in France. Walk or take a complimentary bus ride from the main wharf. An added attraction is the courtyard that is the breeding place for beautiful Monarch Butterflies. 
Meniscus Wine Lounge will offer a free Wine Tasting of two wines from their Meniscus Vineyard overlooking the Akaroa Township to Crew Members for this coming season.

Contact Details and Prices
Tasting of two wines free to Crew Members
Address: 42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone:  +64 3 304 8754 or +64 21304566
Email: de@meniscuswines.co.nz
Website: www.meniscuswines.co.nz

The Brasserie Kitchen, Wine Bar and Gardens
We welcome all Cruise Crew to come and relax in our tranquil garden setting to escape the hustle and bustle.  We offer free Wi-Fi, friendly service, great coffee, a relaxed atmosphere, al fresco dining and boutique beers and wines.  
The Brasserie will give cruise crew a 15% off their bill with Cruise ID.

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 8585
Address: 41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily
Website: www.thebrasserie.co.nz 

Bonjour! - Welcome to Akaroa & the Bays.
The following discounts are available for the crew off the cruise ships.

Crew, please make direct contact with the operators, and if in doubt, call into the information centre.

Akaroa’s Information Centre:
Akaroa Adventure Centre
Address: 74a Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Tel: +64 3 304 7784
Email:
AkaroaAdventureCentre@gmail.com

The CREW SPECIALS will be updated for the 2016-2017 season shortly. 

Attractions

Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise (Black Cat Cruises)
This wonderful cruise will allow you to see the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins – the Hector’s or New Zealand Dolphin. On this cruise you will experience other remarkable marine wildlife as well as a number of scenic and historic highlights. This two hour harbour cruise is fully narrated with informative local stories to entertain and enlighten you! Normal price is: $74, Crew Special is a 50% discount-$37. 

Contact Details and Prices
Price:  $37
Address: Main Wharf, Akaroa
Phone: +64 3 304 7641
Email: akaroa@blackcat.co.nz
Website: www.blackcat.co.nz
Time and Duration: 11am returns 1pm & 1:30pm, returns 3.30pm
Distance to Port: Tender drops off on main wharf, Akaroa & the boat leaves directly from the main wharf. 

Swimming with Dolphins
New Zealand is the only place on the planet you can swim in the wild with Hector’s Dolphins one of the world’s rarest dolphins. Don’t miss your opportunity to get up close to these amazing dolphins. You will need to bring a swimming costume and towel (towels can be hired) all other equipment is provided including free hot chocolate and gift pack. Hot showers at the wharf & optional photo packs. Normal price is: $155. Crew Special is a 25% discount-$116.25. 

Contact details & prices
Price:  $116.25
Address: Main wharf, Akaroa or 61 Beach Road
Phone: +64 3 304 7641
Email: akaroa@blackcat.co.nz
Website: www.blackcat.co.nz
Time & duration: leaves at 8.30am, and returns at 11am. 11.30am returns 2.00pm; 1.30pm returns 4.00pm (there are more sailings depending on demand, please contact us for more information). 

The Giants House Mosaic & Sculpture Garden
The Giants House Mosaic & Sculpture Garden is offering a cruise crew discount of $3 per person for a visit to sculpture, mosaic garden and contemporary art gallery during official opening hours only.
Opening Hours are 12-5pm daily in the summer. Rate: $20.00 per person. Crew Special: $17.00 per person. Need to show some proof of being crew.

Contact Details and Prices
Price:$17
Address: 68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Phone:  +64 3 304 7501
Email: josiemartin@paradise.net.nz 
Website: www.thegiantshouse.co.nz

Coast up Close Harbour Cruise
Come and see spectacular coastline & magnificent wildlife aboard our classic Kauri launch. 2 1/2 hour trips, personally guided by skipper/owner Tony Muir. Small groups on a spacious, dry and comfortable 43ft wooden launch. Two hot showers on-board and BBQ. Fishing & Social groups welcome. Normal price is $75 per person. Crew Special is: $70 per person. No minimum booking. 

Contact Details and Prices
Price: $70pp
Address: Main Wharf, Akaroa
Phone:  0800 126 278
Email: info@coastupclose.co.nz
Website: www.coastupclose.co.nz
Time and Duration: 10.30 & 2pm trips. (2.5 hour trip). Will be operating from Akaroa Main wharf.
Distance to Port: Tender drops off on main wharf, Akaroa & the boat leaves directly from the main wharf.

Akaroa Jet Adventures
We specialize in giving the more adventurous an unforgettable jet boating experience, a must for those seeking that something extra! Climb aboard our 20 seat, twin v8 600HP 'Phat time' jet boat. This 7.5 metre cobra jet boat is the latest design combining power and speed with built-in comfort and exceptional safety features. A high speed 360 degree spin will show you just what this jet boat is capable of. Akaroa Jet offers 25% discount to all crew of any cruise ship. Normal price is: $75. Crew Special is a 25% discount-$56. 

Contact Details and Prices
Price: $56pp
Address: 61 Beach Road, Akaroa
Phone:  03 304 7092
Email: info@akaroajet.co.nz 
Website: www.akaroajet.co.nz 
Time and Duration: During days when cruise ships are visiting Akaroa extra touring times are 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.15pm, and 3.30pm. The tour duration is 50 minutes. 

Shopping

Peninsula Trading Post-Hardware Shop/Garden Centre
Cruise Crew are very welcome and we offer a 10% discount storewide with suitable identification. Stockists of a wide variety of brands including Victorinox, Meccano, Animal Planet, iGear Cellphone accessories, Casio, Swanndri Clothing and much more. 

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 7007
Address: 58 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily 9.00am-6.00pm
Email: peninsulatradingpost@gmail.com
Website: www.peninsulatradingpost.co.nz

Akaroa Woolshed Gallery & Woolworx 
A wide range of possum, wool, oilskin clothing and souvenirs. Natural coloured sheepskins, sheepskin slippers, and footwear. We stock a wide range of NZ made possum/merino garments. 2 different shops. 20% discount for crew purchases over $100. Proof must be shown. 

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 8055 & 304 7060
Address: 7 Church Street & 8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily, Closed Saturdays
Email: woolshednz@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.woolshednz.co.nz

Transport

Akaroa French Connection/Cityline-Buses to Christchurch
1. For the 9.30am and 10.30am shuttle from Akaroa to Christchurch return, cruise crew special is $40 (normally $45)
2. For the Banks Peninsula Tour at 10.30am-$60 (instead of the normal $65).

Contact Details
Phone:  0800 800 575 or 03 348 0897
Website: www.citylinechch.co.nz

A Classic Ride Honda Gold Wing & Sidecar Tours
Crew Special -$85 for two people for half an hour (usually $95).
3rd person (subject to fit in sidecar) $20 or $155 for two for 1 hour-usually $175.

Nissan Murano available for hire. Rental car for up to 5 people. Must be pre-booked. $225 (usually $250).

Contact Details
Phone:  027 9011880
Email: sue@matuagardens.co.nz
Website: www.matuagardens.co.nz

Dining

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Specialising in contemporary NZ cuisine. 
An extensive menu with a large selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. We carry the ‘Monteiths’ range of craft beers.
Crew Special 10% discount off Food & Beverages.

Contact Details
Phone: +64 3 304 7533
Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa
Hours: Open seven days 8.00am till Late
Email: wayne@bullyhayes.co.nz
Website: www.bullyhayes.co.nz  

L’Hotel Bar & Restaurant, Bar and Accommodation
Open 7 days until late L'hotel is situated right on the water’s edge, with panoramic harbour views. L'hotel have an extensive menu using fresh local ingredients, also catering for food intolerances, with gluten free options on the menu.
Cruise crew specials- local prices apply over the bar and $15 pizza's (except Seafood pizza). 

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 7559
Address: 75 Beach Road, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily
Website: www.lhotel.co.nz

Meniscus Wine Lounge
The Meniscus Wine lounge is the tasting room for the Meniscus Vineyard that overlooks the Akaroa Township. Look up and you can see the vineyard from the main wharf. The wines reflect the taste of Akaroa and emulate those of the Alsace Region in France. Walk or take a complimentary bus ride from the main wharf. An added attraction is the courtyard that is the breeding place for beautiful Monarch Butterflies. 
Meniscus Wine Lounge will offer a free Wine Tasting of two wines from their Meniscus Vineyard overlooking the Akaroa Township to Crew Members for this coming season.

Contact Details and Prices
Tasting of two wines free to Crew Members
Address: 42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Phone:  +64 3 304 8754 or +64 21304566
Email: de@meniscuswines.co.nz
Website: www.meniscuswines.co.nz

The Brasserie Kitchen, Wine Bar and Gardens
We welcome all Cruise Crew to come and relax in our tranquil garden setting to escape the hustle and bustle.  We offer free Wi-Fi, friendly service, great coffee, a relaxed atmosphere, al fresco dining and boutique beers and wines.  
The Brasserie will give cruise crew a 15% off their bill with Cruise ID.

Contact Details
Phone:  +64 3 304 8585
Address: 41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Hours: Open Daily
Website: www.thebrasserie.co.nz