THIS CRUISE SHIP SHORE TOUR IS FOR SHIPS LEAVING LATE AFTER 6.00p.m.
Due to the Port Regulations in Picton, Shore Excursion Buses can access the Picton Port, but other operators as myself, rely on the Shuttle Bus Services which brings you to the Picton Tourist Information Centre and where I will meet you. This is the reason why this private shore tour is really just specifically for the later leaving ships.
Your private tour would start with a short drive through Picton and then straight down to Kaikoura where you can learn a little about the rebuilding of the road after the 2016 Earthquake which was one of the major top 10 engineering feats in the world.
We will also stop at Ohau Point to watch and photograph the huge seal colony which has multiplied since the earthquake occurred. The Geology in Kaikoura is quite a spectacular site.
There will be plenty of choices to have lunch as this is one of the top crayfish areas in New Zealand.
You will then join the 12.45p.m. Whale Watching Tour. If you are lucky will also see lots of dolphins and albatross depending on the conditions.