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Kaikoura Whale Watch Departing Christchurch

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What to Expect
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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!

Assembling arrangement:
  • Meeting point: Cantebury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

  • 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

  • Infants aged 0 - 3 years cannot take part in this activity for safety reasons.
  • This tour is subject to sea and weather conditions. This may mean a tour is cancelled or safety restrictions placed on children or passengers with medical problems.
  • While there is no guarantee that whales will be seen on your tour, in the event your tour does not sight a whale you will be refunded part of your tour cost.
  • A minimum of 2 people are required to operate this tour for it to proceed in winter.

What to bring:

  • Non-slip shoes

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Seasickness medication (if required) 

  • Camera

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
  • Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 6 days before use.
  • 50% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-5 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:What time is the tour start from Christchurch and how long is the tour? We are from Auckland and how many days we need to stay in Christchurch for this tour? What hotel do you recommended to stay in Christchurch?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. This tour includes transfers for certain hotels in Christchurch, please enter your hotel name when booking. You will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher after we confirm your pick-up hotel and time with the supplier. Most central city hotels are serviced by the tour transfer. Usually the pick-up time is around 8:15 am. The tour is a full day tour, and it concludes at approximately 7:00 pm.To accommodate for the tour departure and return times, you may find it more convenient to stay two nights in Christchurch. Please feel free to email us at service@kootrip.com if you have any other questions. Kind regards, Cynthia

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