Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • Stunning day out at sea
    Stunning day out at sea
  • Beautiful calm day for whale watching
    Beautiful calm day for whale watching
  • Tiaki and Tutu
    Tiaki and Tutu
  • Orca pay us a visit today
    Orca pay us a visit today
  • Beautiful spring days!
    Beautiful spring days!
  • Windy few days
    Windy few days
  • Locals Return
    Locals Return
  • Marine Mammal Variety
    Marine Mammal Variety
  • Another wonderful day out at sea
    Another wonderful day out at sea
  • Humpback whales
    Humpback whales
  • It's the weekend
    It's the weekend
  • It's the weekend
    It's the weekend
  • Top Award for Whale Watch Kaikoura
    Top Award for Whale Watch Kaikoura
  • Windy few days
    Windy few days
  • Semi-resident sperm whale MatiMati is back
    Semi-resident sperm whale MatiMati is back
  • Fresh snow on the ranges
    Fresh snow on the ranges
  • School holidays and daylight savings
    School holidays and daylight savings
  • Stunning day in Kaikoura
    Stunning day in Kaikoura
  • 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

Recent Sightings

Fresh snow on the Kaikoura ranges

Wednesday 26th March 2014


After a very wet and windy night we awoke to beautiful fresh snow on the mountains and a beautiful day. Our tours today were sighting spermwhales around 6 miles offshore along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. 

Sunshine, wind and rain all in one day

Tuesday 25th March 2014


We have had a great day out at sea consideing the forecast was for strong winds late morning which ended up arriving late afternoon. We have sperm whale acitivity close inshore today along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. Hoping this bad weather passes through quickly so we can be back out there tomorrow!

Great start to the week

Monday 24th March 2014

 We have had a wonderful day out at sea with plenty of sunshine, nice gentle swell, great sighitngs of sperm whales, dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds. Hoping for much the same tomorrow :)

Great day watching whales

Friday 21st March 2014


We had a wonderful day out at sea with sperm whales feeding around 7 miles offshore, there were also dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds sighted when time allowed. Hoping for a great time on the ocean throughout the weekend :) Today's picture was of another beautiful sunrise in Kaikoura

Beautiful start to the day with a windy finish

Thursday 20th March 2014


We were spoilt with a glorious sunrise this morning, beautiful sea conditions and fantastic sightings on our tours. We had some wind arrive mid afternoon from the south which was forecast and are hoping it passes through quickly overnight. Today's picture is of the beauty we awoke to this morning!

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The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road Kaikoura, Canterbury 7340 NZ
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