Welcome to Albatross Encounter
Albatross Encounter brings you up close to a diverse array of seabirds including albatross, petrels, shearwaters, shags, terns and gulls. These species all occur naturally within a close proximity of the Kaikoura Peninsula. Kaikoura's marine environment is home to more seabird species in a small area than anywhere else in the New Zealand.
This boat based tour can take you just 15 minutes from the coast before you start to encounter a diverse range of seabirds. Our experienced guides on board are able to assist with identification of the birds and provide an educational and memorable commentary.
In 2009 Encounter Kaikoura formed a charitable trust and named it the Encounter Foundation. The objective of the Foundation is to support or initiate projects that primarily enhance the natural environment, both locally and further afield.Read more » Donate today »
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Perr-fect conditions this morning, calm sea, hundreds of dolphins, loads of albatross... and we're all full up on easter eggs
RT @newzealandbirds: Watch out for disoriented birds around Kaikoura NZ http://www.stuff.co.nz/s/LDKs
Some amazing pictures of Skuas attacking a northern royal albatross http://peterlanglandsphotography.blogspot.com/
Just published the latest Albatross Encounter update, some cool pictures from last month - http://bit.ly/BPz8g