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Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch provided by Leisure Tours

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch
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$432.42
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Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950CLT08E
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Whale watch tour by boat
  • Fur seal colony viewing
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • North Canterbury vineyard visit and wine tasting
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please note, infants under 3 years of age may not join the cruises but may travel on the light aircraft tours
  • Children must be aged 8 years and over to swim with Dolphins.
  • Customers must declare any pre-existing medical conditions. A basic level of fitness is required. Customers will be floating in the open ocean and will be required to swim to and from the boat - distances up to 50 meters (150 feet) at a time.
  • Once the tour has commenced only the unused portion of the tour will be refunded should the boats not sail or the planes not fly.
  • If due to whale sightings or weather conditions the boat offers a partial refund, this refund will be passed on to our customers.
  • If whale watch is undertaken by light aircraft and no whales are seen, no refund applies.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Whale watch tour by boat
  • Fur seal colony viewing
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • North Canterbury vineyard visit and wine tasting
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please note, infants under 3 years of age may not join the cruises but may travel on the light aircraft tours
  • Children must be aged 8 years and over to swim with Dolphins.
  • Customers must declare any pre-existing medical conditions. A basic level of fitness is required. Customers will be floating in the open ocean and will be required to swim to and from the boat - distances up to 50 meters (150 feet) at a time.
  • Once the tour has commenced only the unused portion of the tour will be refunded should the boats not sail or the planes not fly.
  • If due to whale sightings or weather conditions the boat offers a partial refund, this refund will be passed on to our customers.
  • If whale watch is undertaken by light aircraft and no whales are seen, no refund applies.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 24, 2020
A note from Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch
Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Meme2Bristol
Bristol14 contributions
We booked an early boat on a beautiful day. A very short bus ride to the boat which was extremely comfortable. The crew were very friendly and Informative. We were so lucky after a relatively short time we saw our first whale just basking in the water. We waited iand after sometime he decided to dive flipping his tale several times. Breathtaking. We then went on seeing dolphins and sea birds a truly magical day.
Written May 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Charlottef23
Crawley, UK58 contributions
Friends
I have always wanted to swim with dolphins and whilst travelling NZ, Kaikoura was the one place loads of people had recommended to do this.
I was all geared up at 6am and ready, I'd taken sickness tablets for the boat ride.
On the boat, we started to see the dolphins, jumping alongside, was amazing and i was so excited.
BUT, as we were told to come in and gear up, i didnt feel too good. Sadly, i missed out on interacting with the dolphins and getting into the sea as my head remained in a bucket for the rest of the experience.
I had an amazing time and would recommend it.
Written April 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review your feedback is important to us to ensure we meet and where possible exceed our customers expecations. I am sorry to hear that the sea out the better of you and that you missed out on getting up close and interacting with the dolphins. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this very unique corner of the world, at some future date, and that the sea is kinder on that occasion.
Written April 26, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Leisure Tours
alanbigal308
alanbigal308
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Great Tour, Highly recommended
Great tour, highly recommended. Our driver, Graham, was spot on time, kept us well informed, told some great stori
X3489BRpatrickw
X3489BRpatrickw
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Bad WOTR experience
This trip never happened and when we got reception in our hotel to ring the company they were very rude. Still wait
Shirley-Ann M
Shirley-Ann M
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Family reunion at Matariki
We stayed at Ridgecliff Accrington Farmhouse on Chorlton Road. Our Matariki weekend was a family reunion. There wer
LukeW2332
LukeW2332
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Unique experience
Really cute little place and the lady is lovely at the gate. A whacky but unique experience recommend highly ❤️
WendyM34
WendyM34
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Sensory Overload!!
Ohhh my Lord!! A once in a lifetime experience absolutely and wholly recommend! Firstly the scenery sea and snow al
Bruce-Ange
Bruce-Ange
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Awesome trip
Seeing the Hectors dolphins was the highlight of the trip but we enjoyed the entire trip. The van guide was knowle
NinaWaterhouse
NinaWaterhouse
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Excellent tour guide/driver
The driver was great! He definitely made the tour perfect! The wineries were good, enjoyed the lunch provided
StormAMurphy
StormAMurphy
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Great experience
Graeme was excellent, very friendly, kept us on time and comfortable. Bus/van was clean and spacious with air condi
Ab752019
Ab752019
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Fab way to spend an afternoon !!
Graham was an excellent host/tour guide/driver. We were kept comfortable and entertained ! The winery’s were love
jjh673
jjh673
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Great wines and no driving required!
Great guide/driver. Relaxed atmosphere, with good commentary throughout the trip out and during the return. Topped
Sarah W
Sarah W
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Tantalize those tastebuds!
Thanks Graham for a great tour! We enjoyed sampling a wide range of wines, discovering new favourites, and finding
Excursion794423
Excursion794423
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Incredible tour highly recommended
Great day, fantastic vessel, highly recommended. Saw three whales, + all sortsof other marine ceratrures incredibl
tsvetelina13
tsvetelina13
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Wine tour - excellent experience
Graham is a great tour guide. Lunch was delicious. The group was great mix of people, I had a lot of fun and I enjo
Nicolas C
Nicolas C
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Great Experience - Muy buena experiencia
It was the first time I was doing something like that and I love it. The environment was very nice, our driver guid
gjwhitford
gjwhitford
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Wine tour
Wine tour what a wonderful afternoon out the lunch is worth the money just beautiful the tour operator very friendl
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