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Albatross Encounter, is a well established pelagic boat tour operating from the seaside township of Kaikoura.
Kaikoura is the pelagic seabird capital of New Zealand with a large range of species, including many species of albatross, just 15 minutes from the Kaikoura coast - a truly unique area to New Zealand.
The Albatross Encounter operates boat cruises to the seabirds all year round and allows visitors the opportunity to see a magnificent array of ocean going birds at very close range.
There are many species to impress those wanting to see a diverse array of birds, from albatross, to petrels, shearwaters, gulls, shags and terns.
This tour is arguably the best short pelagic tour in the world - plan enough time in your itinerary to experience this special tour.
Encounter Kaikoura is a Qualmark Endorsed visitor activity, has attained the Enviro Gold Qualmark rating.Helpful information Hours: Summer: 6.00am, 9.00am and 1.00pm - dependent on weather & sea conditions Winter: 9.00am and 1.00pm. - dependent on weather & sea conditions More Information: