LT-09B Kaikoura Albatross Encounter

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand


This day tour to Kaikoura joins Encounter Kaikoura's Albatross Encounter providing an unique opportunity to see the Royal Albatross and a host of other marine birds, and possibly some marine mammals such as the New Zealand Fur seal and Dusky Dolphins on this boat trip just off the coast of Kaikoura.
Spend your day getting close to nature. Travel by road enjoying the rural pastoral scenes of North Canterbury, to Kaikoura where mountains meet sea. Kaikoura is world renowned for the variety of marine mammals and marine birds which can be seen, not least of all the giant sperm whales,  the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins and the giant Albatross.
On arrival in Kaikoura there will be time for an early lunch (either own arrangements or optional extra) before joining Encounter Kiakoura’s Albatross Encounter which will bring you up close to a diverse array of seabirds including albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls. These species all occur naturally within a close proximity of the Kaikoura Peninsula. Kaikoura’s marine environment is home to more seabird species in a small area than anywhere else in the New Zealand.
Experience the thrill of getting face to face with the albatross and many other incredible species of seabird found close to the shore of Kaikoura which is now recognized as one of the worlds leading arenas for seabird watching.
This boat based tour can take you just 15 minutes from the coast before you start to encounter a diverse range of seabirds. Our experienced guides on board are able to assist  with identification of the birds and provide an educational and memorable commentary.
There will be the opportunity during the day to visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. The tour returns to Christchurch by road.
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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 07.30 am
Duration : 10 hours approximately
Maximum number of people : 15
Venue Facilities : Tour from Christchurch in an air conditioned vehicle with full commentary, Albatross Encounter boat tour and lunch as an optional extra.
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