Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura, New Zealand
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What To Expect

Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque town of Kaikoura. Look for the mighty Sperm Whales that live in these waters along with Dusky Dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals and Seabirds. Admire breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges during your free time in Kaikoura's township and visit a seal colony on land. Wrap up the day with a scenic drive back to Christchurch and a wine tasting at a vineyard in North Canterbury (time permitting). Your experienced guide shares informative commentary throughout the day on this fun and fascinating tour.

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Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation, if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.. Wheelchair accessible. Please note, infants under 3 years of age may not join the cruises but may travel on the light aircraft tours. 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.. Stroller accessible. Service animals allowed. 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.. Near public transportation. Infants must sit on laps. A decision is made at 6:30am each day, based on local weather conditions, as to whether the tour will depart Christchurch or be canceled. If the tour is cancelled, clients are notified by 7:15am and no cancellation fees are charged. If the tour travels to Kaikoura and the whale watch cruises are canceled, whale watch plane tours are offered as an alternative. If clients do not wish to fly, or the plane tours are also canceled, a cash refund of NZD 120.00 per adult is given. Refund is issued on the day of the tour by the tour operator in Christchurch.. As the wineries close at 5pm daily and on selected public holidays, a stop may not be possible. On these occasions no refund is applicable.. Infant seats available. Currently, the tour cost has been discounted by $15.00 per a person. Due to road conditions following the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016 it may not be possible on all occasions to include a winery due to the wineries closing times.. Transportation is wheelchair accessible. Most travelers can participate. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. 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 20 travelers. Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What's included
Air-conditioned vehicle. Live commentary on board. Whale watching tour by boat. Lunch (if option is selected). Fur seal colony viewing. North Canterbury vineyard visit and wine tasting (time permitting)
What's not included
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Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until 6 days in advance
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Meeting Point

Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most Hotel's, Motels & Backpackers in Christchurch, If you are staying elsewhere we will suggest a suitable pickup location.