Child Minimum Age Policy

Child Minimum Age Policy


The following information outlines the Whale Watch Kaikoura policy for the minimum age of a child to participate on our tours, it is important that you read and understand this policy if you have young children.

  1. The minimum age for a child to travel on our tours is 3-years of age.
  2. Whale Watch Kaikoura maintains the right to raise the age limit depending on sea and
    weather conditions at the time of check-in.
  3. Any decision to raise the age limit is made by the captain of the scheduled vessel.
  4. It has been deemed, due to the nature of our experience, the exposed coastline, changeable sea and weather conditions and the speed at which our vessels can travel at, as not suitable for a child under the age of 3-years

There is an independent local provider Kaikoura Childcare that can offer a childcare service should you require it. 

Please note that this is an independent service provider so all arrangements for childcare will need to be made directly with them.  

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  • PARTIAL REFUNDS DO NOT APPLY - In the event of a partial refund the recipient may exchange the remaining value within the Whale Watch Gift Shop or towards the purchase of another Whale Watch Tour. This applies to both combo's & direct 50% off tickets (1st May-30th September).


  • The tour time you have booked for is when check-in begins and is not when the tour departs, for that reason, there is no need for you to arrive at our office any earlier than at your tour time to check-in.
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