Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • Glorious day in Kaikoura
    Glorious day in Kaikoura
  • Winter whale watching
    Winter whale watching
  • Humpback Migration
    Humpback Migration
  • Winters beauty
    Winters beauty
  • 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

Recent Sightings

Stunning day out at sea

Thursday 27th November 2014


We have had a busy day whale watch with sperm whales, dolphins, seals and marine birds being sighted along with a memorable encounter with a humpback whale on our morning tours with lots of breaching going on (today's photo). The forecast strong wind stayed away with great conditions out at sea along with very warm temperatures. 

Beautiful calm day for whale watching

Friday 21st November 2014


We have had a fantastic day out whale watching with beautiful sea conditions, wonderful sightings and many happy passengers. There were two sperm whales feeding close inshore (Tiaki & Tutu) along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds also being sighted throughout the day. Enjoy the weekend :)

Beautiful calm day for whale watching

Friday 21st November 2014


We have had a fantastic day out whale watching with beautiful sea conditions, wonderful sightings and many happy passengers. There were two sperm whales feeding close inshore (Tiaki & Tutu) along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds also being sighted throughout the day. Enjoy the weekend :)

Tiaki and Tutu

Thursday 20th November 2014


We have had a great day out at sea with two of our semi-resident sperm whales feeding close inshore - Tikai and Tutu (today's picture). When time allowed we were also able to view dolphins, seals and marine birds. It is starting get busy this end, always pays to book a few days in advance at this time of the year.

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.

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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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