Boat Rides & Cruises in Kaikoura

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Kaikoura

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  • Christopher G
    Fairfield, CT6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw Sperm Whales and a pod of 500 dolphins frolicking in the sea. Nice trip out, beautiful scenery. Captain and crew were great. Paid for the VIP but not sure it was worth the money.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • andrewgY5950OM
    Sydney, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great session on the water with our guide Jono. After the safety briefing we got on our way. Our group was quite large - about 15 or so people of various ages fitness and experience. The guides quickly assessed everyones abilities and the group was broken into three so those of us with some experience could head off rather than have to wait.
    We got up close to the seal colony and were lucky enough that a few of them in the water became curious so came over and sussed us out. We also saw a pod of dolphins a few hundred metres so tried to chase them down in the open sea - good fun but we couldn't get close!!
    Jono was a great guide, knew his stuff and was happy to have a yarn as we paddled along.
    Highly recommend.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Mari Cat
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though we were unable to go whale watching, because of bad weather our guide, Sally took very good care of us. Sally was genuine and shared interesting information. She is a good driver and made the trip enjoyable. We had coffee, shopped, ate lunch, went to a winery, and even stopped along the road to view a seal colony. Even though we couldn’t see the whales, it still was an interesting adventure. Sally made the trip worthwhile.
    Written 14 March 2023
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  • Roger291162
    Hunsdon, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We (60yr+ couple) had a great time kayaking out to see some seals and trying to find stingrays. Unfortunately there were no dolphins on our trip, but we still had a nice time and the sea was very calm and the weather was just perfect. Based on our experience we would highly recommend!
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Christine M
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good experience. Excellent guide tours , really energetic , friendly and informative. Saw some cool wildlife !
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Meme2Bristol
    Bristol15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 sometime he decided to dive flipping his tale several times. Breathtaking. We then went on seeing dolphins and sea birds a truly magical day.
    Written 24 May 2018
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  • famvanderwende57
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a wonderful experience for me seeing the water underground me and seeing dolphins. This was so cool, my sister and I were with my grandparents. I rate 10/10.
    Written 16 January 2024
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