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Regular Tour with transfers for cruise ship passengers

For cruise ships coming into Napier port, we offer special tour departure times for each ship, depending on the time in port. You can find our tour departure time for each ship day in the booking information.

When disembarking the ship, please use the free shuttle into Napier city where you are dropped outside the i-Site (Information Center). No one is permitted to walk off Napier Port for safety reasons, therefore the shuttle service will be the only option for you to get into Napier.

All tours depart from and return to the ‘pink flag’ area, which is in front of the Sound Shell stage next to the i-Site. Our driver will be waiting there for you with a Gannet Safaris Overland sign.

We also work closely with the ship and are in phone contact with them during the day to make sure that all tours and timetables go by smoothly.

This tour can only be booked directly though our website and is not available via any 3rd party online platform.

Tours are 4 hours return from Napier.

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Regular Tour with transfers for cruise ship passengers

  • Adult (18+ years): $136
  • Child (5-17 years): $68
  • Infant (0-4 years): Free of charge, no seat allocation and must be on lap. Only 1 infant per adult. 

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Cancellation Policy
Payments accepted by Bank Credit Cards, Cash or Agent Voucher. – Tours must be pre-paid. We reserve the right to cancel for events beyond our control & if minimum number are not meet for a tour to operate.
Should you cancel within 48 hours of tour, no refund given.
Cancelling outside of 48 hours of tour is eligible for a 100% refund less booking and credit card fees.
Should we cancel 100% of ticket price paid made will be refunded less fees.

If your cruise ship cannot come into the port for whatever reason, you will receive a 100% refund, only valid if you are booked on a specific ‘regular tour with transfers for cruise ship passengers’ booking.

Child & Infant Policy
Children 5-18 years inclusive – 50% of adult fare.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Infant under 4 years – Free of charge, no seat allocation and must be on lap. – Only 1 infant per adult.

Frequently asked questions

  • How many people are on the tour?

    Each of our buses’ seats 20 guests.

  • Child & Infant Policy

    Children 5-18 years inclusive – 50% of adult fare.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    Infant under 4 years – Free of charge, no seat allocation and must be on lap. – Only 1 infant per adult.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    Payments accepted by Bank Credit Cards, Cash or Agent Voucher. – Tours must be pre-paid. We reserve the right to cancel for events beyond our control & if minimum number are not meet for a tour to operate.
    Should you cancel within 48 hours of tour, no refund given.
    Cancelling outside of 48 hours of tour is eligible for a 100% refund less booking and credit card fees.
    Should we cancel 100% of payment made will be refunded.

  • Is the tour catered?

    While at the plateau, we provide tea and coffee and a biscuit

  • Is the tour good for photographers?

    Absolutely – we get plenty of photographers. Everyone has different light preferences… some even do a morning trip one day and an afternoon trip the next so they can get the right shot. Photographers also love the sunrise tour.

  • Is the tour suitable for all ages?

    Absolutely. As long as you can hop on and off the bus unaided then the tour is good for you! No or very little walking is required. At the plateau it is all flat to walk around

  • Are there bathrooms on the tour?

    There are no bathrooms available during the tour. The last chance to dance is at our base where we have very good bathroom facilities. On the tour there is only the odd tree for emergencies.

  • What if our ship cannot come into the port?

    If your ship is unable to come into Napier port for whatever reason, you will receive a full refund within 24 hours.

  • How can I book this tour?

    Our cruise ship tour is exclusively available through us. You can book it through our online portal above. Its not a tour that is offered by any other online platform as each tour is customized with the docking time of each ship.

  • Where do we join the tour?

    Once you have gotten onto the shuttle from Napier port, you will get dropped off outside the Napier iSite. Our tours depart from next to the iSite building, in front of the sound shell. Our driver will also be holding up a sign for Gannet Safaris Overland.

  • How long is the tour?

    Starting from Napier, our cruise ship tours are 4 hours return.

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