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Marine life A magical world

The new Kaikoura Marine Management Area developed to conserve Kaikoura's whales, dolphins, seals, albatrosses, rock lobster, shellfish and finfish was formally opened by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on the 6th of August, 2014.

Learn more about Kaikoura's marine life

Recent sightings Capturing the moment

We regularly record special sightings here to share with you.

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LEVEL 1 UPDATE - It's official, we'll be back on the water as of 4th July

Whale Watching tours will be operating every day of the school holidays, weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and public holidays.

If and when there is demand we will schedule tours during weekdays, please keep an eye out on our booking page for when these extra tours become available. Please note there are minimum number requirements for this to happen.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service team on 0800 655 121 or res@whalewatch.co.nz 

Ngā Mihi

The team at Whale Watch Kaikōura