Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • Great Friday whale watching
    Great Friday whale watching
  • Great day whale watching
    Great day whale watching
  • Drizzly start sunny end in Kaikoura
    Drizzly start sunny end in Kaikoura
  • 3 semi-resident sperm whales
    3 semi-resident sperm whales
  • Great day watching whales
    Great day watching whales
  • Fresh snow in January
    Fresh snow in January
  • Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
    Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
  • Tiaki and Holy Moly
    Tiaki and Holy Moly
  • Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
    Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
  • Windy start to the day
    Windy start to the day
  • Semi-resident sperm whale MatiMati
    Semi-resident sperm whale MatiMati
  • Much welcomed cooler day in Kaikoura
    Much welcomed cooler day in Kaikoura
  • Happy New Year 2014
    Happy New Year 2014
  • Foggy start but stunning afternoon in Kaikoura
    Foggy start but stunning afternoon in Kaikoura
  • Summertime in Kaikoura
    Summertime in Kaikoura
  • Merry Christmas from the team at Whale Watch Kaikoura
    Merry Christmas from the team at Whale Watch Kaikoura
  • 2 more sleeps to go
    2 more sleeps to go
  • Busy summers day
    Busy summers day
  • Summer is finally here!
    Summer is finally here!
  • Busy day whale watching
    Busy day whale watching
  • Great day out at sea
    Great day out at sea
  • Sunshine,whales and great day out at sea
    Sunshine,whales and great day out at sea
  • Rainy day in Kaikoura
    Rainy day in Kaikoura
  • 3 sperm whales today
    3 sperm whales today
  • Stunning day out at sea
    Stunning day out at sea

Recent Sightings

Beautiful day out at sea

Tuesday 27th May 2014


We have had a wonderful day out at sea with sightings of not only sperm whales (of which there were 3-4 of them in the area today) but we also had a pod of orca pass through earlier in the day. The view of the snow capped mountains from out at sea is so spectacular today. Hoping for much the same tomorrow :)

Another visit from Orca today

Tuesday 13th May 2014


We had a cooler day in Kaikoura with good sea conditions and a bit of drizzle in the afternoon. We managed to locate orca in the area today which is always a surprise as it is not usual to see them around this time of the year. There is a bit of wind forecast for tomorrow along with some rain so may pay to dress warm and call before visiting with us for an update - 0800 655 121

Great day to watch sperm whales and orca

Monday 12th May 2014


We have had a wonderful day out at sea with semi-resident sperm whale, Tiaki feeding close inshore along with a pod if orca passing through this afternoon. There was around 6 indvidiuals in the pod which was indeed a special treat for our passengers and crew alike. Hoping for much the same tomorrow!

Three sperm whales in the canyon

Thursday 8th May 2014


We have had a fantastic day out at sea with 3 sperm whales feeding around 8 miles offshore. Sea conditions were nice out there which is always a bonus. When time allowed we were also able to view marine birds and NZ fur seals. Hoping for a another great day out there tomorrow :)

Very windy night but turned out a beautiful day

Tuesday 6th May 2014


After a very strong nor west wind overnight we awoke to a beautiful warm autumn day. We had a great day out at sea with not only sightings of sperm whales but also happened to come across a pod of orca also which is always a bonus. When time allowed we also saw NZ fur seals and marine birds on our tour today. 

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The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road Kaikoura, Canterbury 7340 NZ
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