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Full-Day Albatross Tour in Kaikoura

by Canterbury Leisure Tours
per adult Price is AU$299
Duration: {0} Duration: 11h 10m Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

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On a motor boat off the lush coast of Kaikoura, massive albatross with snow-white bellies and charcoal-grey backs land in the water just feet from your boat. Before long, they’re joined by petrels, shearwaters, shags and terns, arriving at your bird-watching tour with a friendly squawk.

Your day starts before you even hit the water. Enjoy picturesque views of pastoral landscapes and rolling green hills as you travel by bus from Christchurch to Kaikoura. On your way to the marina, take advantage of photo opportunities at the craggy shores where resident fur seals make their home. After you’ve snapped a few pictures, climb back on your bus to the sounds of seals barking goodbye.

Arriving at the marina, a rugged boat with a semi-enclosed cabin picks you up and whisks you to the most diverse local bird-watching habitats. As your boat slows to a stop, watch as the distant shapes of seabirds take flight and approach your vessel, landing with a rush of wings and a splash of seawater. The on-board crew ensures that you get the closest views possible, tossing irresistible bait to the hungry beaks of your new visitors.

Snap photographs of massive albatross primping their feathers and blue-grey petrels bobbing in the waves as local wildlife experts share information and help you identify each bird that pays you a visit.

When the memory card on your camera is nearly full, head back to shore and look over your pictures before you catch your ride back to Christchurch.

On a motor boat off the lush coast of Kaikoura, massive albatross with snow-white bellies and charcoal-grey backs land in the water just feet from your boat. Before long, they’re joined by petrels, shearwaters, shags and terns, arriving at your bird-watching tour with a friendly squawk.

Your day starts before you even hit the water. Enjoy picturesque views of pastoral landscapes and rolling green hills as you travel by bus from Christchurch to Kaikoura. On your way to the marina, take advantage of photo opportunities at the craggy shores where resident fur seals make their home. After you’ve snapped a few pictures, climb back on your bus to the sounds of seals barking goodbye.

Arriving at the marina, a rugged boat with a semi-enclosed cabin picks you up and whisks you to the most diverse local bird-watching habitats. As your boat slows to a stop, watch as the distant shapes of seabirds take flight and approach your vessel, landing with a rush of wings and a splash of seawater. The on-board crew ensures that you get the closest views possible, tossing irresistible bait to the hungry beaks of your new visitors.

Snap photographs of massive albatross primping their feathers and blue-grey petrels bobbing in the waves as local wildlife experts share information and help you identify each bird that pays you a visit.

When the memory card on your camera is nearly full, head back to shore and look over your pictures before you catch your ride back to Christchurch.

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8:00 AM, Kaikoura Albatross Encounter Boat Tour in English

Duration 11h 10m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$298.60

Total price is AU$298.60, taxes included

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Full-Day Albatross Tour in Kaikoura

Activity Location

Kaikoura

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Christchurch (Hotel / Motel Pickups)

    Christchurch


Highlights

  • Seeing albatross, petrels, shags, terns & other seabirds

  • On-shore exploration of a resident wild fur seal colony

  • Photography opportunities of birds, seals & other wildlife

  • Bird identification & commentary from local wildlife expert

  • Modern power boat with partially enclosed cabin


Inclusions

  • Guided tour viewing albatross and other seabirds

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Christchurch hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.