Go on a scenic 2.5-hour drive north of Christchurch and enjoy breathtaking rural views of North Canterbury on your way to Kaikoura — one of the best whale watching spots in the world. Arrive at the port, hop into a sailing boat and cruise around Kaikoura for an almost guaranteed whale sighting. In fact, this whale watching tour has a 95% success rate and, in the very rare case that you will not see a whale on the trip, you will get an 80% refund. Make sure to keep your camera handy for when the mighty giant sperm whale reveals itself. Take plenty of photos from the boat, which allows you to get really close to the marine animals, and enjoy the ultimate whale watching experience!
You may have heard that Kaikoura is one of the best spots in New Zealand’s for whale and dolphin sightings. But that’s not all — it’s also an area abundant in seabirds like the southern royal albatross, one of the world’s largest flight birds. The three and a half hour tour offers a unique opportunity to see the majestic birds up close and take plenty of photos. Your meet up location is a two and a half hour drive away from Christchurch during – the perfect opportunity to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the region’s rich natural beauty. Once you arrive at the port, hop into a sailing boat and cruise away from the coastline to reach the best albatross viewing spots. Admire the birds in their natural habitat and keep the camera ready for sightings.