Christchurch Guided Tour & Whale Watch Cruise | Kaikoura Tour including Whale Watching

Christchurch Guided Tour & Whale Watch Cruise | Kaikoura Tour including Whale Watching

This full day tour includes a scenic tour from Christchurch through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury to Kaikoura; one of the few places in the world that can boast of such nature wonders as those offered by land and sea!

Once in Kaikoura you will have some free time to explore and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) before boarding a modern catamaran for an exciting whale watch tour!

Off the coast of the Kaikoura village is a marine environment so rich in nutrients that it attracts some of the most magnificent creatures with which we share our planet. Among them the giant Sperm Whale which can grow up to 20 metres in length and has the largest brain of any animal alive.

Not only can you be introduced to the magnificent Sperm Whale, but also to migratory Humpback Whales (June & July), Orca (summer months), New Zealand's own tiny Hectors dolphin, the high spirited displays of the Dusky dolphins, New Zealand Fur seals and the Royal Albatross. After your encounter with the giants of the sea and marine life, return to Kaikoura.

On the conclusion of your tour you will be returned to your accommodation in Christchurch.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Guided Nature Tours & Walks
From: Christchurch to Christchurch
Price:
From (NZD) $329 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: HFKWW

Inclusions

Informative and entertaining commentary from our local Kiwi guides
Pick up & drop off to centrally located accommodations
Scenic tour from Christchurch over the Canterbury Plains to Kaikoura
Free time to explore Kaikoura
Whale Watch Cruise with Whale Watch Kaikoura

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Rolleston Ave, Outside Canterbury Museum, Christchurch or from selected centrally located accomodations
  • Departure Time: 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Duration: Allow around 10 hours
  • Return Details: 6.15pm – 6.45pm, Christchurch
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • Please dress warmly
  • Passengers who suffer from motion sickness are advised to take precautions before the Whale Watch
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism 2012 WinnerTourism Industry MemberQualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity

4.5/5.0

There are 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.5 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
24/06/2017
The tour guide brought us to travel around Kaikoura with detailed presentation. He is knowledgeable. It was fun and exciting to watch the whales.
Overall Tour Rating

4
18/01/2016
The bus driver was great. We saw one sperm whale, (watched him for about 10 minutes) and 50 dusky dolphin playing and jumping all around our boat. Boat crew was great. They new where to go and understood the animal behavior for best viewing. Stopped for a wine tasting on the return which was a nice bonus.
Overall Tour Rating

Booking Form: Christchurch Guided Tour & Whale Watch Cruise | Kaikoura Tour including Whale Watching

Christchurch Guided Tour & Whale Watch Cruise | Kaikoura Tour including Whale Watching
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: HFKWW
From (NZD) $329 per person
Book Now
Rating:
2 reviews (4.5/5)

This full day tour includes a scenic tour from Christchurch through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury to Kaikoura; one of the few places in... Read More

Regions Visited

Click on each area to view more information.

Like this tour?

Upgrade this tour by adding one of our carefully selected optional tours & activities or go ahead and request a quote to guarantee your spot.

Custom Itinerary

You can also create your dream holiday by using our custom itinerary planner.
Create your Custom Itinerary