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Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

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.

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2 days


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    • Instant Confirmation
    • 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
  • What's included :
    • 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
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • 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.
  • Departure Point :
    Tour departs from selected Christchurch hotels
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm on Day 2
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Canterbury Leisure Tours

Activity ID: V-2950CLT08E

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