Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter
Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter

Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter

Regular price Sale price $285.00

Watch dusky dolphins in their natural environment with this full day tour. The tour includes a scenic drive from Christchurch over the Canterbury plains before arriving in the majestic seaside village of Kaikoura. Once in Kaikoura we will make our way to a lookout to enjoy spectacular views of this pretty seaside village, the majestic mountains and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Next we will visit a fur seal colony before heading into Kaikoura for some free time to explore and enjoy lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon you will board a catamaran and enjoy an up-close dolphin encounter.

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic tour from Christchurch over the Canterbury plains to Kaikoura
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from our local guides
  • Visit the lookout to enjoy breath-taking views of the mountains, village and ocean
  • Free time to explore Kaikoura village
  • View New Zealand Fur Seals at the local seal colony
  • In the afternoon, meet the 'locals' with a Dolphin Encounter

Important Information

  • Children must be between 5 - 14 years of age on the date of travel
  • Tours depart and return to Christchurch 
  • Tours depart from outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave
  • Hotel Pickups are available 
  • Lunch is not included as part of your tour cost
  • Please note that whales are NOT observed on this tour. The Dolphin Encounter boat does not venture out into the deeper waters of the Kaikoura canyon where the whales are located.