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!
A small coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand, Kaikoura is a popular travel spot because of its abundant wildlife: dolphin, sperm whale and seabird population. The area is a paradise for nature lovers and, if you’ve always wanted to see dolphins playing in their natural habitat up close, you will not get a better chance than this. Hop aboard a cruise that will take you to the best dolphin watching spots in Kaikoura and learn about their life from your expert English speaking guide. Want to get even closer? Learn how to encourage interaction with these intelligent and curious mammals and hop into the water for an up-close encounter. Swim and snorkel with the dolphins in their natural environment and don’t forget to take plenty of photos of the experience.
Hop into the cabin of a small aeroplane and soar above Kaikoura for a unique chance to see some of the world’s most graceful mammals – whales and dolphins – from the height of a bird’s flight. Meet up at the location or book the option with transfers and get to your destination hassle free! Receive a detailed safety briefing prior to the experience. Step into a special high-winged aircraft that allows each passenger to have their own unobstructed view and rise up into the sky for an unforgettable panorama of the ocean below. Fly over the best whale and dolphin watching spots in Kaikoura and admire the magnitude and majesty of the world’s largest mammal from the air.
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.