Take part in a full day tour from Christchurch to Kaikoura, featuring an up-close encounter with the world's largest toothed predator, the Giant Sperm Whale!
Your tour starts with a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury plains before arriving in the majestic seaside village of Kaikoura. Once in Kaikoura, you will make your way to a lookout to enjoy spectacular views of this pretty seaside village, the majestic mountains and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Then you'll have an opportunity to visit a fur seal colony before heading into Kaikoura and enjoy lunch at your leisure (at own expense).
In the afternoon you will board a catamaran to begin with Whale Watch and enjoy an up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale! You may also encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales. Kaikōura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of Albatross, 14 varieties of Petrels and 7 types of Shearwater. After the tour you'll board the coach and head back to Christchurch.
Join a full day tour to Kaikoura and see these amazing whales up close - book online with us today!
Transfers are available for certain hotels, please enter your hotel name when booking.
If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to a nearby pick-up location listed on the booking form.
Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
Child ticket: Ages 3 - 15 years
What to bring:
Seasickness medication (if required)