Pricing and Conditions

Adult $165.00
(14 year(s) and under)
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The tour requires a minimum of 3 passengers to operate. The tour also requires suitable sea conditions to operate. Famils can be arranged on request and with relevant tourism industry/ media ID. Check the website at as from to time special deals are on offer and a promo code shown on the website can be applied to receive the current discount. Also check out the "sighting" checklist information to see the seasonal variaiotn of species sighted.

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Please advise any cancellations at least 24 hours in advance to avoid any cancellation fee.

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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 simply inspirational.

Opening times

Business hours:
Tours operate at 9.00am and 1.00pm With an additional 6.00am tour in Summer. 1 November-30 April (exact additional tour dates vary due to demand).
Months of operation:
All months of the year


96 Esplanade, Kaikōura, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
2.5 hours to Christchurch International Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
800 metres.
decisions Proximity to town:
Kaikoura is 2.5 hours from Christchurch and 1.5 hours from Blenheim.

Language support

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  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
Czech NO YES
French YES YES
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO

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