Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • Inshore Nature Tour
    Inshore Nature Tour
  • Great day whale watching
    Great day whale watching
  • Drizzly start sunny finish in Kaikoura
    Drizzly start sunny finish in Kaikoura
  • Beautiful start to the week
    Beautiful start to the week
  • Another stormy winters day in Kaikoura
    Another stormy winters day in Kaikoura
  • Glorious winters day
    Glorious winters day
  • Mixed day out at sea
    Mixed day out at sea
  • Frosty start, stunning day
    Frosty start, stunning day
  • Doesn't feel like winter today.
    Doesn't feel like winter today.
  • Stunning day after the stormy evening
    Stunning day after the stormy evening
  • Out at sea today...
    Out at sea today...
  • Winter in Kaikoura
    Winter in Kaikoura
  • Winter has arrived
    Winter has arrived
  • Tiaki, Tutu and Manu
    Tiaki, Tutu and Manu
  • Great few days (before the storm)
    Great few days (before the storm)
  • Tiaki and Manu
    Tiaki and Manu
  • Plenty of Whales in the Canyon
    Plenty of Whales in the Canyon
  • Not a bad winters day out at sea
    Not a bad winters day out at sea
  • Great few days (Bit wet now but)
    Great few days (Bit wet now but)
  • Great day at sea
    Great day at sea
  • Beautiful winters day out at sea
    Beautiful winters day out at sea
  • Fantastic day for whale watching
    Fantastic day for whale watching
  • Beautiful day out at sea
    Beautiful day out at sea
  • Another visit from Orca today
    Another visit from Orca today
  • Great day to watch sperm whales and orca
    Great day to watch sperm whales and orca

Recent Sightings

Whales, penguins, dolphins, seals and birds

Thursday 20th February 2014


We had Oceanic Discoverer Cruisliner visit Kaikoura today and what a great day it has been with ideal conditions and fantastic sightings. There were 3-4 sperm whales close inshore again today along with dusky & hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals, blue penguins and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. 

Loving these summers days

Wednesday 19th February 2014


It has been another beautiful day in Kaikoura with great sea conditions, fantastic whales sightings and many happy passengers. There were 4-5 sperm whales in the canyon today along with dolphins, seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. Great day out whale watching :)

Welcome back Tiaki

Tuesday 18th February 2014


Today we welcomed back into the area one of our semi-resident sperm whales Tiaki, who has been feeding further offshore for the last couple of months. We also had a few other whales in the area today - Tutu, Aotearoa and Aoraki. When time allowed we were also able to view dusky dolphins, hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds. Such a wonderful day out at sea with many happy passengers today :) Hoping for much the same tomorrow.

Welcome back Tiaki

Tuesday 18th February 2014


Today we welcomed back into the area one of our semi-resident sperm whales Tiaki, who has been feeding further offshore for the last couple of months. We also had a few other whales in the area today - Tutu, Aotearoa and Aoraki. When time allowed we were also able to view dusky dolphins, hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds. Such a wonderful day out at sea with many happy passengers today :) Hoping for much the same tomorrow.

Wonderful day out at sea

Monday 17th February 2014


We have had a wonderful day out at sea today with 3-4 sperm whales feeding close inshore along with dusky dolphins a wee bit further to the south, which we sighted when time allowed. There was also sightings of NZ fur seals, various marine birds and gorgoeous views today. There was some strong wind forecast for today but thankfully this has held off with a beautiful summers day out there.

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Whale Watch is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand. Experience the magic of Kaikoura whale watching with one of our tours.
03-319 6767
The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road Kaikoura, Canterbury 7340 NZ
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