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Kaikoura Day Tour with Whale Watching

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US$ 362.19
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    What to Expect
    Travel to Kaikoura from Christchurch on a small-group full-day tour that includes a whale-watching cruise. Look for whales, dolphins, and other wildlife during the whale-watching cruise, and get great views of the Kaikoura Range and Pacific Ocean. You’ll also stop for a cafe lunch, visit a Waipara winery (if time allows), and go to viewpoints where you can spot New Zealand fur seals.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located accommodation in Christchurch
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Whale Watch Cruise (or scenic flight if cruise cancelled - price may vary)
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Peter was great driver, very knowledgeable and entertaining. A 2+ hour drive from Christchurch, little bit of dragMore

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Jeanne T
    IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Hi Jeanne, thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your day with Peter in Kaikoura. Hope you had a lovely time out on the water viewing the whales. While we know it is a long drive from Christchurch to Kaikoura we hope you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a fantastic day trip with Canterbury Trails. Our drive/ R/guide Dave picked.us up at our hotel and promptly informed us that we were the only people booked -so we had an amazing private tour. The drive to Kaikoura was spectacular- bucolic rolling hills.with...More

    Thank P M
    IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing what was obviously a very memorable day. Thank you once again

    Reviewed 3 April 2019

    My wife and I had a wonderful day with Peter, our guide, sharing cultural highlights of our native countries. He was courteous and informative and spot on with his timing. The whale watch was handled very nicely by the crew on our boat who worked...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank cusprider41
    IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

    Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable day with Peter and got to see some of our incredible wildlife too. We will pass your kind comments on to him.

    Reviewed 4 September 2018

    My wife and I had a wonderful day with our personal guide Fiona. She picked us up at our hotel in Christchurch to take us up to Kiakoura. Fiona was really good at catering to our interests and tailored our non-boating activities to those interests....More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Adam P
    Reviewed 9 April 2018

    The trip to get there was an adventure. Due to the cyclone hitting the East coast of the South Island the coastal road was closed. We had to go by an interior route which exposed us to great views. The whale watching was great. We...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Tom M
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