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Kaikoura - Coastal Encounter Cruise - 2 Hours

Experience the incredible marine mecca of Kaikoura on this scenic and nature cruise! Learn about our unique coastal environment and encounter some of the wildlife Kaikoura is famous for!

Highlights

  • The highest success rate for locating dolphins and albatross in New Zealand – over 90%
  • Dusky & Hector dolphins - view both the most acrobatic and one of the rarest species of dolphin on the planet
  • Albatross - get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world and a variety of other pelagic birds
  • NZ Fur Seals – observe these graceful swimmers in the water or expertly sunbathing on the rocks
  • Friendly and experienced crew who are looking forward to welcoming you aboard and showcasing our coastline

This two-hour scenic and nature cruise takes you out into Kaikoura’s beautiful blue backyard. Enjoy great photographic opportunities along the stunning scenic coastline and against the Kaikoura Seaward Range mountain backdrop.

Our friendly crew will share their wealth of knowledge about the environment and the wildlife you encounter, which may include dolphins, NZ fur seals, albatross and other pelagic birds.

 

Temporary note: Our operating base is currently closed for earthquake repairs and as a result we currently aren’t able to operate our Dolphin Swimming Tours (we are planning to recommence these by Spring 2020). Meanwhile, we wanted to be able to get back on the water and offer an alternative wildlife experience to visitors and this new and exciting tour combines the best watching experiences from both our Dolphin Encounter and Albatross Encounter tours for our guests!

Adult $120.00
Child $70.00 (3-14 yrs old)

Duration

  • Allow approx. 2.5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Pick up location: Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 3

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please Note: All tours are subject to minimum numbers and suitable weather and sea conditions to operate.

    We operate ethically on the wildlife’s terms and therefore although we have a very high success rate we cannot guarantee sightings and every tour is different.

     

    Health & Safety: Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our guests and our team and we will be complying with public health guidelines at time of departure. We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we undertake the extra measures required to do this. We are also adding extra measures to our vessel and equipment cleaning and disinfection procedures. Hand sanitiser will be available on board and you are welcome to bring your own along too.

Available Bookings from August 04 to August 10

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug
Fri 7 Aug
Sat 8 Aug
Sun 9 Aug
Mon 10 Aug

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$84.00
  • Child$70.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$70.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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Adult

    Child 3-14 yrs old

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