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Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch provided by Leisure Tours

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

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Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
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Updated 24/09/20
Overview
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Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Whale watch tour by boat
  • Fur seal colony viewing
  • Swim with Dolphins
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • North Canterbury vineyard visit and wine tasting
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please note, infants under 3 years of age may not join the cruises but may travel on the light aircraft tours
  • Children must be aged 8 years and over to swim with Dolphins.
  • Customers must declare any pre-existing medical conditions. A basic level of fitness is required. Customers will be floating in the open ocean and will be required to swim to and from the boat - distances up to 50 meters (150 feet) at a time.
  • Once the tour has commenced only the unused portion of the tour will be refunded should the boats not sail or the planes not fly.
  • If due to whale sightings or weather conditions the boat offers a partial refund, this refund will be passed on to our customers.
  • If whale watch is undertaken by light aircraft and no whales are seen, no refund applies.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Meme2Bristol wrote a review May 2018
Bristol14 contributions12 helpful votes
We booked an early boat on a beautiful day. A very short bus ride to the boat which was extremely comfortable. The crew were very friendly and Informative. We were so lucky after a relatively short time we saw our first whale just basking in the water. We waited iand after
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Charlottef23 wrote a review Apr. 2018
Crawley, United Kingdom58 contributions9 helpful votes
I have always wanted to swim with dolphins and whilst travelling NZ, Kaikoura was the one place loads of people had recommended to do this. I was all geared up at 6am and ready, I'd taken sickness tablets for the boat ride. On the boat, we started to see the dolphins, jumping
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch
Responded 25 Apr. 2018
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review your feedback is important to us to ensure we meet and where possible exceed our customers expecations. I am sorry to hear that the sea out the better of you and that you missed out on getting up close and interacting with the dolphins. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this very unique corner of the world, at some future date, and that the sea is kinder on that occasion.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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