Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • 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
  • 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

Recent Sightings

Foggy start to the day but turned out nice

Thursday 3rd April 2014


The day started off rather foggy but cleared away as the day progressed. Sea conditions were nice and calm with sperm whale acitivity 5 miles offshore along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. 

Another calm day for whale watching

Wednesday 2nd April 2014


We have had another great day out at sea, things started off a little foggy but improved as the day went on. We have Tiaki 6-7 miles offshore along with duskies, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. Today's picture is of a bird trying to land on Tiaki's back which gave him a bit of a fright...

Beautiful calm day for whale watching

Tuesday 1st April 2014


We had such a beautiful day out at sea with calm conditions, sperm whale activity around 6-7 miles offshore, along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and various marine birds being sighted when time allowed. Hoping for this calm weather to continue tomorrow :)

Orca pay Kaikoura a visit

Monday 31st March 2014


It has been a great day out on the ocean with a pod of orca paying Kaikoura a visit. There is thought to be around 11 individuals in the pod with one of them being an orca named Prop. The day started off rather tricky in the sperm whale department with the whales being 'quiet' with the orca passing through but as the day has gone on things have settled down out there with sperm whales, dusky dolphins, marine birds and NZ fur seals being sighted.

Earth Hour 2014

Friday 28th March 2014


Earth Hour 2014 is this weekend - Saturday 8.30pm - 9.30pm will you be joining us and take part? It is simple as the flick of a switch...

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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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