Whale Watch® Kaikoura is New Zealand’s ultimate all year round nature experience offering visitors exciting close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales. An impressive 95% success rate means that you are guaranteed an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.
Our whale watching tours are extremely popular, especially between the months of November to March, advanced bookings are essential.
Please note that the minimum age limit for children traveling on a whale watch tour is 3yrs+, although Whale Watch Kaikoura maintains the right to raise the age limit depending on sea and weather conditions at the time of check-in. See here for further details on our child policy.
Please note any online specials / discounts or promotions are not available to agents.
Please note that post earthquake, available tour times are now based around the tide times on the day and may differ from the tour times originally advertised.
We are operating at a reduced capacity in the interim so please contact our Customer Services team prior to arriving in Kaikoura to secure a space on one of our tours.
Our Customer Service team are ready to take your calls, phone +64 3 319 6767 or free phone 0800 655 121 (within NZ), or answer your emails on firstname.lastname@example.org
They are available from 8am daily.
Thank you for your patience while we work at getting the Kaikōura marina fully operational and work with our interim tour timetable.