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. For an update on the tour times available please contact our Customer Service team directly either by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +64 3 319 6767 or free phone 0800 655 121 (within NZ) and they will be able to help you with your inquiry. We are operating at a reduced capacity in the interim so please contact them prior to arriving in Kaikōura to secure a space on one of our tours. Our Customer Service team are ready to take your calls or answer your emails. They are available from 7am daily.
Thank you for your patience while we work at getting the Kaikōura marina fully operational and work with our interim tour timetable.