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  • Location:Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration:2 days / 1 night

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.


  • Enjoy a 2-day trip to Kaikoura from Christchurch
  • Overnight accommodation in a 5-star hotel
  • Whale-watching boat tour to spot whales, dolphins, seals and other marine life
  • Scenic drive through North Canterbury's rolling hill country
  • Visit to a seal colony
  • Wine tasting at a North Canterbury vineyard
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Fully guided tour and commentary
  • Pickup and drop off from centrally located Christchurch hotels

What You Can Expect

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Enjoy a wine tasting tour

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: 5-star accommodation 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 / 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.

From USD $ 370.36

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Tour code: 2950CLT08E


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