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Albatross Encounter

Birdwatching by boat in a pristine coastal environment flanked by rugged mountains, set the scene for Kaikōura’s Albatross Encounter. Regarded internationally as one of the best locations in the world for viewing seabirds close to shore, Kaikōura is a sought after albatross watching destination.

It is not uncommon to see up to seven different albatross species on the tour along with a mix of other seabird species and all of this occurs in a very short time frame of up to 2.5 hours. Our crew are experienced and knowledgeable and will provide an interesting and informative commentary which ensures the tour is a truly memorable time spent immersed in nature. A sightings list is completed for each tour and a copy is available at the end of the tour along with an information pack. Join us and create your own special memories with these magnificent wanderers of the Southern Ocean.

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Key Features

  • Cafe Onsite
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible


96 Esplanade,
Kaikōura 7300
New Zealand