Kaikoura has a greater variety of seabird species within a small area than anywhere along the New Zealand coastline. It is Kaikoura's proximity to the deep ocean canyon systems which is largely responsible for providing the abundant wildlife which has led to Kaikoura becoming a "must visit" destination.
A large array of seabirds, including albatross (up to 10 species) petrels, shearwaters, prions and much more can be found within easy reach of our shores. The Albatross Encounter enables you to get up close to the seabirds, allowing for some fantastic photo opportunities.
What sets this tour apart from other birdwatching tours by boat is the range of species sighted in a very short window of time. It is inspirational.