5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration:  11 hrs

Spend the day getting close to nature on a whale-watching day trip to Kaikoura, renowned for its variety of marine mammals. You'll enjoy a scenic drive through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, go on a whale-watching boat tour from Kaikoura, visit a seal colony and complete the day with a wine tasting at a local vineyard.


  • Day trip from Christchurch to go whale-watching from Kaikoura
  • Scenic drive through North Canterbury's rolling hill country
  • Whale-watching boat tour to spot whales, dolphins, seals and other marine life
  • Visit to a seal colony
  • Wine tasting at a North Canterbury vineyard
  • Fully guided tour and commentary
  • Pickup and drop off from centrally located Christchurch hotels

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What You Can Expect

On your whale-watching cruise from beautiful Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea, you might spot giant sperm whales, acrobatic dusky dolphins, seals and royal albatross.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you'll visit a seal colony to view fur seals at close quarters. On your return journey to Christchurch you'll stop at a North Canterbury vineyard where a wine tasting has been arranged for your pleasure.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

this was my favourite trip.. it was all well organised and the guide was full of information which enhanced our experience .. nice lunch by the sea.. and got to see a whale .. excellent !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Great tour, Great tour guide Karen! It was too windy to go out by boat so we were flying! Even though it was rough water we got to see the Sperm whale. Thank you for making it possible!

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