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Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Boat

Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Boat

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Located on the eastern shores of New Zealand’s South Island, Kaikoura is famous for the spectacular array of marine wildlife living off its shores—but to see the best of it, you have to take to the waves. On this tour, cruise into Kaikoura’s deep waters by speedy catamaran with running commentary throughout from your guide, and spot dolphins, seals, and sperm whales in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.23
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US$106.23

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

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Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a Kaikoura whale-watching cruise. Look for impressive sperm whales along with migrating humpbacks and southern right whales, and search the waters for orcas and other dolphins as an experienced guide shares informative commentary. Visit a New Zealand fur seal colony on land, glimpse the snowy peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges and top off your full-day tour with a wine-tasting in North Canterbury. Includes optional lunch, with round-trip hotel transport from Christchurch to the picturesque town of Kaikoura.
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  • 11 hours
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US$227.87
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US$227.87

Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Swim with Dolphins Tour from Christchurch

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Be enchanted on a Kaikoura dolphin swim during a 12-hour day trip from Christchurch. Travel via the rolling hills of North Canterbury to the rugged Kaikoura coastline, a whale-watching paradise where you’ll board a sightseeing boat and dive into the Pacific Ocean with a provided wetsuit and snorkel. Swim alongside dusky dolphins in their natural habitat and learn from your guide how to encourage interaction with one of nature’s most graceful and curious sea mammals.
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  • 12 hours
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US$248.58
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Ocean Safari Heli-Whale Watch

Ocean Safari Heli-Whale Watch

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Whale-watching is a popular pastime for visitors to Kaikoura, which means that the town’s many whale-watching cruises can get crowded. On this private helicopter tour, see Kaikoura’s year-round whale populations without jostling for a spot to see them. Fly over the migratory routes for sperm whales, humpback whales and more, seeing the whales from tail to tip. After your whale-watching, take in the rest of the dramatic Kaikoura scenery with a flight over the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges and the Kaikoura Peninsula.
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  • 45 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$362.51
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Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura

Seal Swimming Tour from Kaikoura

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Observing New Zealand fur seals in the wild while you swim is an experience you won’t soon forget. With a short boat-ride offshore from the Kaikoura Peninsula you’ll soon be immersed in their natural habitat. No experience is necessary—just don a wetsuit and snorkel and receive instruction from your guides.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$84.99
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Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure

Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure

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The mountains, beaches, and dramatic coastline of Kaikoura are even more impressive from above. On this tour, soar overhead on a thrilling helicopter flight and enjoy a spectacular aerial view of Kaikoura, Clarence River Valley, and the Papatea Fault. Look out for whales, dolphins, and fur seals as you swoop along the Pacific Coast, then touchdown at Hapuku lake to admire the stunning scenery up close.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$633.85
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Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

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Marvel at Kaikoura’s local whale population from the sky on this short helicopter tour over the Kaikoura coast. Get impressive, head-to-tail views of the sperm whales that live in the Hikurangi Marine Reserve on this unique whale-watching opportunity, led by the only locally owned and operated Helicopter company in Kāikoura.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$272.75
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Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura

Kayaking Adventure in Kaikoura

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Explore the Kaikoura coast on a hands-free kayak tour with an experienced guide. Use your feet to pedal your boat, so your hands are free to snap photos of New Zealand fur seals and the scenic shoreline. Choose one of three kayak tours: follow a route to the best spots for viewing seals, penguins and albatross, watch a New Zealand sunset on the water, or opt for a shorter, little-kid friendly spin along the coast. Encounter the South Island’s distinctive wildlife up close in a natural environment that’s unforgettably beautiful.
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  • 3 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.50
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Whale Watching Flight in Kaikoura

Whale Watching Flight in Kaikoura

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Come fly with Wings Over Whales for an incredible opportunity to witness the largest toothed whales in the world from above! Whale watching from the air allows you to see the entire animal, as well as giving you epic views of the scenery, and the ability to cover large areas to see even more whales and dolphins. All our aircraft are high-winged for unimpeded viewing, and are equipped to the highest safety standards. We are the only company in Kaikoura that uses real-time tracking systems in all our aircraft. We operate an exceptional product where every customer is treated like part of the family. Book today for an unforgettable whale watching experience!
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  • 30 minutes
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US$131.20
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Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura

Wildlife Sea Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura

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Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator - Est 1998 New Zealand's only Sea Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Whales. Kaikoura's only Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Dolphins, Whales and Seals. New Zealand's 1st Friend of the Sea sustainable operator for Dolphin and Whale viewing. Traditional double sea kayaks with cockpits and spray skirts for a dry ride and rudders for easy steering. Qualified New Zealand Guides. 100% guaranteed to view Fur Seals on all tours. Family Friendly - operating year round. The Wildlife Kayaking tour is the real deal!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.77
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Kaikoura Helicopters Extended Whale Watch flight

Kaikoura Helicopters Extended Whale Watch flight

Within minutes of taking off from our beach from helipads, you will be in the spectacular environment that plays host to one of the worlds largest marine mammals, the magnificent Sperm Whale. This flight allows you extra time in the whale area to view these majestic creatures of the deep. This also gives you the possibility of viewing dolphins for just a little extra. - A better option for when the whales are feeding further off shore or are holding their breath for longer than expected. - More chance to view any transient baleen whales - these whales typically spend short surface intervals (one to 4 breaths) followed by long periods under water (often 2-5 minutes), the longer flight time gives us longer wait for them. - Depending on the location of the Sperm whales, gives us more time to search for dolphin and /or fly along the Kaikoura southern coastline on our way back to land.
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  • 40 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$286.56
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Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura

Private Wildlife Kayaking Tour - Kaikoura

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Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator - Est 1998 New Zealand's only Sea Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Whales. Kaikoura's only Kayak operator that holds a marine mammal permit to view Dolphins and Seals. New Zealand's 1st Friend of the Sea sustainable operator for Dolphin and Whale viewing. Traditional double sea kayaks with cockpits and spray skirts for a dry ride and rudders for easy steering. Qualified New Zealand guides. 100% guaranteed to view Fur Seals on all tours. Family Friendly - operating year round. The Wildlife Kayaking tour is the real deal!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$179.53
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US$179.53

40-minute Mt Fyffe Summit Heli Tour in Kaikoura

40-minute Mt Fyffe Summit Heli Tour in Kaikoura

Experience the true beauty of Kaikoura and mountain top experience without the 4 hour hike. On a clear day the view stretches from the North Island to Banks Peninsula. During Winter there is often an abundance of snow to play in, take pictures and build a snowman!
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  • 40 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$227.87
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Kaikoura Helicopters Classic Whale Watch

Kaikoura Helicopters Classic Whale Watch

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Helicopters depart from our centrally located beach front helipads, lifting off on your scenic helicopter tour to view the Kaikoura Coast. View Sperm Whales from head to tail, offering you a unique and uninterrupted vantage point of these magnificent marine mammals.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$207.15
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US$207.15

Small-Group Sunrise or Sunset Helicopter Tour in Kaikoura

Small-Group Sunrise or Sunset Helicopter Tour in Kaikoura

Enjoy the only sunset and sunrise helicopter tour in our region. The view from the Seaward Kaikoura ranges is spectacular during sunrise or sunset. You can choose whether to book a sunset or sunrise excursion.
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  • 1 hour
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$171.93
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Kaikoura Helicopters Top n Tail Whale Watch flight

Kaikoura Helicopters Top n Tail Whale Watch flight

Helicopters depart from our centrally located beach front helipads, lifting off on your scenic helicopter tour to view the Kaikoura Coast. View Sperm Whales from head to tail, offering you a unique and uninterrupted vantage point of these magnificent marine mammals. Enjoy the true Kaikoura 'where the mountains meet the sea' experience by further exploring the Seaward Kaikoura ranges and a Alpine landing with magnificent views.
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  • 1 hour
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US$379.78
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Kaikoura Helicopters ATV Adventure

Kaikoura Helicopters ATV Adventure

Cruise down the Kaikoura coastline to our exclusive hill top landing site where an ATV ( All-Terrain Vehicle) will be waiting to take you on a guided tour through a private farm. This adventure will take you to the Haumiri bluffs (Spyglass point) where you will get the opportunity to take in the incredible scenery. Upon completion of your trip you will return to Kaikoura via vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
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US$466.09
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US$466.09
Price varies by group size

Kaikoura Helicopters Grand Alpine Helicopter Tour

Kaikoura Helicopters Grand Alpine Helicopter Tour

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Departing from our centrally located beachfront pads, skirting the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula, before climbing over 8000 feet into the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges where you get to experience the vast, rugged mountain ranges and seaward views. All from the comfort of your luxury helicopter. Take the opportunity to stand on the highest mountain outside of the Southern Alps and soak in the magnificent views of the East Coast of the South Island and Pacific Ocean.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$448.83
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Private Helicopter Trial Flight in Kaikōura

Private Helicopter Trial Flight in Kaikōura

Experience the exhilaration of flying a helicopter in the capable hands of a professional instructor. This unique experience is only available in our region with us.
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  • 45 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$241.68
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US$241.68

Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

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Hover above Kaikoura Canyon on an unforgettable helicopter flight in search of year-round sperm whales. If sighted, you’ll orbit the length of an entire whale while listening to your pilot’s commentary. Search the waters of the Kaikoura Peninsula for other marine life before an alpine landing in the Seaward Kaikoura Range.
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  • 1 hour
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$548.95
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1-Hour Private Heli-Picnic Tour in Kaikoura

1-Hour Private Heli-Picnic Tour in Kaikoura

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This tour is perfect for a romantic getaway, family adventure or group of friends. We are sure that you will enjoy this unique experience and remember it forever. Fly with Kaikoura Helicopters and enjoy a delicious picnic at altitude amongst the stunning Kaikoura Seaward Ranges with 360-degree views of this unique and rugged coastline. The pilot will choose the best location on the day, where weather conditions are best and the views are finest. After a scenic flight around the lower levels of the seaward Kaikoura ranges, land at a secluded landing site. Our picnic offers spectacular views of the Kaikoura township and Peninsula. On a fine day, you can look North along the coastline to spot Wellington and South to Banks Peninsula.
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  • 1 hour
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US$241.68
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