Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • Overcast but successful day out at sea
    Overcast but successful day out at sea
  • Beautiful winters days in Kaikoura
    Beautiful winters days in Kaikoura
  • Stunning winters day
    Stunning winters day
  • Two sperm whales today
    Two sperm whales today
  • Successful Winters Day
    Successful Winters Day
  • Nice winters day in Kaikoura
    Nice winters day in Kaikoura
  • Finally back out with the Whales
    Finally back out with the Whales
  • Finally back out with the Whales
    Finally back out with the Whales
  • Finally back out with the Whales
    Finally back out with the Whales
  • Wintry blast overnight
    Wintry blast overnight
  • Windy day in Kaikoura
    Windy day in Kaikoura
  • Warm & beautiful day in Kaikoura
    Warm & beautiful day in Kaikoura
  • Great day whale watching
    Great day whale watching
  • Cancelled all day
    Cancelled all day
  • Fresh snow on the mountains
    Fresh snow on the mountains
  • ANZAC Weekend
    ANZAC Weekend
  • Beautiful start but windy finish
    Beautiful start but windy finish
  • Wintry blast
    Wintry blast
  • Windy afternoon
    Windy afternoon
  • Inshore Nature Tours
    Inshore Nature Tours
  • Beautiful autumn day
    Beautiful autumn day
  • It's April already!
    It's April already!
  • Have a great weekend
    Have a great weekend
  • Stormy few days in Kaikoura
    Stormy few days in Kaikoura
  • Very stormy day in Kaikoura
    Very stormy day in Kaikoura

Recent Sightings

Orca pay us a visit today

Thursday 13th November 2014


We awoke to a new blanket of snow on the Kaikoura ranges this morning which was beautiful. Our day out at sea has been eventful with sperm whales being sighted along with a pod of orca for a part of the day. It is always such a treat when they pass through Kaikoura. There is a bit of wind on the forecast overnight but hopefully it doesn't come to much.

Beautiful spring days!

Tuesday 11th November 2014


We have had some amazing trips over the last few days with some fabulous weather to go with it. There are two sperm whales feeding close inshore - Tiaki and Tutu along with loads of dusky dolphins, seals and marine birds being sighted when time allows. 

 

Windy few days

Friday 7th October 2014


It has been a windy few days in Kaikoura, we have managed to get a few trips out today though before the wind picked up again offshore making conditions unsuitable for whale watching. Here is hoping that things improve over the weekend.

Locals Return

Tuesday 4th November 2014

Great news today with two of our semi-resident Sperm Whales Tiaki and Tutu making a long awaited return to our inshore operating area, its been sometime since we last sighted these two whales so its great to see them back home!!

Marine Mammal Variety

Weds 29th October 2014

Its been an interesting week since our last update with some windy periods mixed in with some stunning days. We have managed to locate our normal residents in Sperm Whales and Dusky Dolphins but have also encountered migrating Humpback Whales and Blue Whales this week which was a fantastic treat for passengers and crew alike. Bit of a windy day today but our morning round of tours managed to sail and locate a Sperm Whale offshore and a humpback whale inshore, hoping for nice conditions tomorrow! 

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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.
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The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road Kaikoura, Canterbury 7340 NZ
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