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Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch provided by Leisure Tours

Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch
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About
Kaikoura is famous for whales and dolphins and arguably one of the world's most exciting arenas for ocean going birds. This full day tour accompanies the Kaikoura Whale Watch Tours from Christchurch. Within close proximity of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, see a considerable array of albatross, petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • 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.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Home to the largest number of seabird species per area than anywhere else in New Zealand, Kaikoura isn’t only about whale watching. You’ll come within close proximity of the southern royal albatross on this day trip from Christchurch.  Start your Albatross Encounter with hotel pickup, then relax during the 2.5-hour drive north to the Kaikoura Peninsula. On arrival, you have free time to explore Kaikoura or purchase an early lunch (own expense) before you’re transferred to your boat. Cruise away from the Kaikoura coastline in search of the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds. With the help of nature guides on board, you’re also likely to spot an array of seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls.  Enjoy great photo ops and visit a New Zealand fur seal colony where you can view the basking mammals at close quarters. Your full-day tour ends with return transport to your Christchurch hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • 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.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Home to the largest number of seabird species per area than anywhere else in New Zealand, Kaikoura isn’t only about whale watching. You’ll come within close proximity of the southern royal albatross on this day trip from Christchurch.  Start your Albatross Encounter with hotel pickup, then relax during the 2.5-hour drive north to the Kaikoura Peninsula. On arrival, you have free time to explore Kaikoura or purchase an early lunch (own expense) before you’re transferred to your boat. Cruise away from the Kaikoura coastline in search of the mighty albatross, one of the world's largest flight birds. With the help of nature guides on board, you’re also likely to spot an array of seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters, terns, shags and gulls.  Enjoy great photo ops and visit a New Zealand fur seal colony where you can view the basking mammals at close quarters. Your full-day tour ends with return transport to your Christchurch hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950CLT09B
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Albatross Encounter and seal colony visit
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Albatross Encounter and seal colony visit
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 25, 2020
A note from Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Tour from Christchurch
Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygiene 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.

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Billis50
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
Albatrosses and more!
Jan 2018
Friendly & informative. We got to see plenty of Albatrosses and other Pelagic birds and learned about them too. Just want to mention, it was a pretty small boat which was fine for us, but if you are nervous out at sea, you might want to reconsider this particular trip, but the company does have other trips on offer. Kaikoura is a lovely town and worth a visit.
Written May 10, 2018
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