Kaikoura Whale And Dolphin Overnight Tour From Christchurch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from selected Christchurch hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm on Day 2
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) 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 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Watch whales and swim with dolphins. This is a overnight delight for all those who wish to get close to nature. Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura, where you will take a whale watch tour. Overnight in this tiny coastal town, before joining your Swim with Dolphins cruise. Dive into the oceans and swim next to these amazing mammals. A marine experience unmatched by any other.

Highlights

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Multi-Day Trip

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Close encounter with wildlife

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Snorkel gear included

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Day 1: Christchurch - Kaikoura

Travel by coach through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its rural pastoral scenes, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea (a journey of approximately three hours by coach). Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins.

On arrival in Kaikoura you will be transferred to a whale watch tour by boat. This afternoon is free to explore Kaikoura.

Overnight Accommodation:The White Morph or Similar

Day 2: Kaikoura / Christchurch


This morning join the Swim with Dolphins Cruise with Dolphin Encounter. You will be fully equipped with wet suit, mask, snorkel and flippers in order to swim in the sea with the Dusky Dolphins. There will be the opportunity during the day to visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. Returning to Christchurch this afternoon (a journey of approximately three hours by coach), a stop will be made at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure, if time permits.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Christchurch – KaikouraTravel by coach through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, enjoying the beauty of its pastoral scenes, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea (a journey of approximately three hours by coach). Kaikoura is world-renowned for the variety of marine mammals which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic dusky dolphins.
On arrival in Kaikoura you will be transferred to a whale-watching tour by boat. This afternoon is free for you to explore Kaikoura.
Overnight: 5-star accommodation at The Anchor Inn (or similar). Kaikoura’s newest motel on the waterfront, opened in November 1997, offers 15 architecturally designed motel units, all fully self-contained. The motel is centrally located within the township on the waterfront and most rooms enjoy mountain or sea views. 
Day 2: Kaikoura – ChristchurchThis morning join a swim-with-dolphins cruise. You will be fully equipped with wetsuit, mask, snorkel and flippers in order to swim in the sea with dusky dolphins. There will be an opportunity during the day to visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. 
Returning to Christchurch this afternoon, a stop is made at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure.

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

Additional Info

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.

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Sep-2016

    It is an amazing and awesome trip to me and my wife. Strongly recommended

  • 31-Mar-2015

    One of the best experience I've had swimming with dolphins. Highly recommended. I was initially worried about being cold in the water, but the wetsuits were extremely warm.