Add On Options
Add a self guided shore excursion and explore the area like a local.
At the conclusion of your cruise we can drop you at one of two stunning locations to explore Port Chalmers Township, or picnic at Back Beach.
We will pick you back up, approximately 2 hours later.
The options are:
Across the road from the wharf is Carey's Bay Hotel. Fully licenced and ready to serve refreshments or full meals. Relax with a drink and take in the harbour views.
Then explore the shoreline nearby for wading birds, and watch the local fishing fleet come and go from the wharf, from right outside the hotel.
Port Chalmers Township
10 minutes walk, each way, from the Wharf at Carey's Bay. Visit Port Chalmers, home to the working port of Otago. Wander up the main street and visit quaint cafes, gift shops and the Maritime Museum, all within a few minutes walk of each other.
Take a picnic with you, to enjoy as you take in the views across the harbour and islands. Stroll past birds feeding in the shallows, see rustic boatsheds and a variety of small boats, big in character, along the shore. All within a stones throw from the wharf.
View from Port Chlamers Flagstaff Lookout
Carey's Bay Historic Hotel