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Whale Watching Cruise in Kaikoura

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NZ$165
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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3 hr. 15 min.
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  • Sail across the Kaikoura waters for an amazing whale-watching experience on a modern catamaran.
  • Enjoy comfortable seating within the spacious and air-conditioned enclosed passenger cabins.
  • Upgrade your ticket to VIP Captain's Cabin for greater comfort and exclusivities like priority boarding, transport, and cold drinks with a delicious local food pack.
  • Learn about Kaikoura’s marine wildlife through the virtual display of “World of the Whales.”
  • Capture beautiful photos of the surrounding view on the outside deck.
  • Look out for marine mammals such as whales, seals, dolphins, and different species of sea birds.
  • Feel welcomed and completely safe with a friendly team of experienced captains and tour hosts.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Spacious air-conditioned interiors
  • Access to outside decks
  • Marine wildlife animation on plasma TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi aboard the cruise
  • Priority boarding and transport (optional)
  • Business-class seating (optional)
  • Full-tour English narration (optional)
  • Access to all other passenger areas (optional)
  • Locally-made food boxes and cold drinks (optional)
  • Exclusive viewing area on the top deck (optional)

The ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • Ocean Cabin
  • VIP Captain’s Cabin
  • Requests to upgrade bookings after the tour check-in begins will not include a food pack.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Classic Whale Watch Flight from Kaikoura

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NZ$330
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30 min. - 1 hr.
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  • Take to the skies and marvel at mighty Sperm Whales in all their glory – from head to tail!
  • Fly low (as low as 150 meters!) over the ocean on this 30-minute whale-watching helicopter ride from Kaikoura.
  • Get unobstructed views of the coastal shores and Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Ranges, with guaranteed window seats.
  • Spot massive Sperm Whales – they're up to 18 meters long! Learn loads about these 60-ton behemoths during the engaging briefing.
  • Go further offshore on the 40-minute flight or opt for the full experience with a 60-minute flight circling Mt. Fyffe.

Inclusions

  • 30/40/60-minute flight (as per option selected)
  • Informative briefing

Exclusions

  • Hotel Transfers
  • Audio guide
  • Tip: Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins – they sometimes join the whale-watching party.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Wildlife Kayaking Experience in Kaikoura

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NZ$150
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3 hr.
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  • Seal the deal on your visit to Kaikoura with a remarkable wildlife kayaking experience with expert guides.
  • Don't miss out on the chance to get up close and personal with adorable fur seals and the rare blue penguins!
  • With GORE-TEX dry pants and bonus dry bags for your camera included, you're all set for a splash-free adventure.
  • Safety is key with briefing, gear, and even paddling lessons, so this experience is perfect for beginners too.
  • Opt for the sunset evening tour for stunning views of the sunset as you kayak.

Inclusions

  • Kayaking experience in Kaikoura
  • Expert guide
  • All equipment & training
  • Family kayaking (optional)
  • Sunset evening classic tour (optional)
  • Tip: Even if you're not a morning person, join the 8:30 AM tour for the best interactions with marine life.
  • It is recommended you bring sunglasses, a cap, running shoes or sandals, drinking water, a camera and a towel.
  • The guided family kayaking tour requires a minimum of 2 guests.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Christchurch: Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Trip with Round-Trip Transfers

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NZ$350
Free Cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 7 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Flexible Duration
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  • Escape to Kaikoura on a comfy day trip! Witness giant sperm whales, explore a lively seal colony, and indulge in Canterbury wines.
  • Get round-trip hotel transfers from Christchurch, jump aboard a boat with an English-speaking guide, and learn about the town’s links to the Maori tribes.
  • Spot whales breaching Kaikoura waters, look out for dolphins and humpbacks and watch an animated film picturing Kaikoura’s hidden fauna.
  • Stretch your legs on your way back and stop by a vineyard to sip on some delicious fine wines and even meet the winemakers, all if time permits.

Inclusions

  • 10-hour day trip to Kaikoura Whale Watch
  • Round-trip hotel transfers in AC coach from Christchurch
  • English-speaking guide
  • Whale-watching tour by boat
  • Fur seal colony viewing
  • Vineyard visit and wine tasting (if time permits)
  • Tip: Watch for the "blow" (puff of air) before whales come to the surface. It's your cue to snap pics! The blow is V-shaped for sperm whales and heart-shaped for humpbacks.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible.
  • This trip accommodates 35 participants.
  • Wineries close at 5pm daily and on some holidays as well. In such cases, a stop may not be possible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 7 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.