From Christchurch: Kaikoura Day Tour with Dolphin Cruise

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Discover Kaikoura on this full-day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy a relaxing coastal walk, taste local fish and chips, and in the afternoon, go for a swim with playful dolphins on a dolphin cruise.

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  • Delight in the simple joy of watching Dusky Dolphins playing as you cruise
  • Upgrade your tour and dive into a once-in-a-lifetime swim with wild dolphins
  • Indulge in a delicious tasting of local Kiwi wines at a stopover in Waipara
  • Listen to informative commentary from your local guide throughout the tour
  • Enjoy a delightful morning tea in Cheviot on your relaxing drive to Kaikoura


Board your van in Christchurch and head out to Kaikoura, a small coastal town. As you drive, take in the panoramic views of turquoise water and snowcapped mountains. As you get closer to Kaikoura, keep an eye out for local wildlife with the help of your guide. Spend some time in Kaikoura and enjoy a tasty lunch of fish and chips before boarding a dolphin-watching cruise. Head out into the blue water in search of Kaikoura’s Dusky dolphins. Decide whether you want to watch the dolphins frolicking or dive into the water with them (available as an upgrade). After your cruise, head back to Christchurch. On the way, stop to taste local Kiwi wines in Waipura.


Hotel pickup and drop-off (from selected hotels) Tea Dolphin-watching cruise Picnic lunch of fish and chips Wine tasting Bottled water Local snacks Commentary Wi-Fi USB charging ports

Important Information

  • If you are prone to seasickness, please bring anti-nausea pills with you

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