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Pelagic Birding Trip in Kaikoura

Albatross Encounter is a pelagic birding tour to view up to 14 species of albatross and many other seabird species at close range. The tour appeals to a broad cross-section of people ranging from the avid birdwatcher wishing to see as many seabird species as possible, to the wildlife enthusiast with a dream of seeing an albatross in the open ocean environment.

Alternative Trip Name: Albatross Encounter Tours
Day 1
Half Day Trip

Albatross Encounter tours operate all-year-round at 9.00am and 1.00pm each day. In the summer (November - April) we run an additional tour at 6.00am. Tours are about 2.5 hours in duration. They're by boat, so are subject to suitable sea conditions on the day and minimum passenger numbers. The standard tour provides fantastic viewing opportunities of the pelagic birds. Several albatross species are often seen on the tour.

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Why book with Albatross Encounter ?

The Albatross Encounter vessel is purpose built for birding and viewing wildlife at close range. With adequate deck space and an open plan design, superb photography opportunities are guaranteed. Experienced guides on board are able to assist with identification of the birds and provide an educational and memorable commentary birding NZ experiences..

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0.5 Day

Price & Availability

NZD125 / per person
This tour is operated by: Albatross Encounter

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Tour Facts

  • Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Available Daily
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 3 to 12 Pax
  • 0.5
  • All year arround
  • +5 years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English
  • Christchurch International Airport
  • Christchurch International Airport