Recent Sightings - what have you seen?
Drizzly start sunny end in Kaikoura
Wednesday 28th January 2015
The day started off rather drizzly but turned out to be beautiful in the end. We had two sperm whales feeding only 4 miles offshore today which is only around a 10-15 minute ride from the marina. When time allowed we also took in viewings of dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds. Today's picture was taken by one of our passengers Rianne Pragt
3 semi-resident sperm whales
Tuesday 27th January 2015
WE had a great day out at sea today with good conditions along with 3 semi-resident sperm whales feeding close inshore - Tiaki, Tutu and Manu. There was also dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds sighted throughout the day when time allowed. (today's picture is of Manu)
Great day watching whales
Friday 23rd January 2015
Another beautiful calm and sunny day in Kaikoura, perfect both on land and out at sea. We had sperm whales feeding around 8 miles offshore along with dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds also being sighted throughout the day. Have a great weekend, looking like we are in for a fine spell over the next few days.
Fresh snow in January
Thursday 22nd January 2015
We woke to fresh snow on the Kaikoura ranges this morning (today's picture) after some much needed rain over night. Another great day out at sea with sperm whale activity around 7 miles offshore along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds also being sighted when time allowed throughout the day.
Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
Tuesday 20th January 2015
It was a cooler day in Kaikoura which was most welcomed after the very hot spell we have had. One of the sperm whales we were viewing today is one we recognise and have given the name Tiaki (today's photo), the whales were feeding around 6 miles offshore. There was also dolphins, seals and marine birds sighted when time allowed.