The Top Kaikoura Tours & Day Trips

A popular destination in the South Island, Kaikoura is known for three things; whale encounters, seal encounters and crayfish. With a beautiful coastal location it's all about the water with numerous tours and activities based on the vibrant water and around the picturesque shoreline, making this a breathtaking destination to tour.

The main focus for tourist attractions in Kaikoura is to do with marine life and seafood. The word Kaikoura translated means food (kai) and crayfish (koura), so you seafood lovers will definitely be in their element here. Animal encounter tours are some of the most popular tours in the region with whale watching tours thriving during whale migration season and seal swim tours available throughout the year. Choose a day tour from the list below to begin an unforgettable adventure in the beautiful Kaikoura region.

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Seal Swim Kaikoura
Seal Swim Kaikoura

Kaikoura is known for its flourishing wildlife scene and with this 2.5 hour tour you can swim with these intelligent creatures - book online now!

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    Southern Blend Kayak and Walk Morning Tour
    Southern Blend Kayak and Walk Morning Tour by Kahu Kayaks

    Discover the beautiful bays, islands and sea caves of the southern corner of the Abel Tasman National Park during a morning guided kayak tour and walk.

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      Southern Blend Kayak and Walk Afternoon Tour
      Southern Blend Kayak and Walk Afternoon Tour by Kahu Kayaks

      Discover the beautiful bays, islands and sea caves of the southern corner of the Abel Tasman National Park during an afternoon guided kayak tour and walk.

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        Southern Blend Kayak and Water Taxi
        Southern Blend Kayak and Water Taxi by Kahu Kayaks

        Discover the beautiful bays, islands and sea caves of the southern corner of the Abel Tasman National Park during a guided 3-hour kayak and water taxi.

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          Lock Stock and Two Smoking Paddles
          Lock Stock and Two Smoking Paddles by

          Book this full-day sea kayaking tour in the Abel Tasman to visit some of the golden beaches, islands and sea caves of this New Zealand National Park.

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            Family Cruiser Half Day
            Family Cruiser Half Day by

            The half-day Abel Tasman kayaking tour is a great option for families exploring nesting cormorants, sea caves and the Split Apple Rock.

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