Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • 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
  • Mixed day out at sea
    Mixed day out at sea
  • Frosty start, stunning day
    Frosty start, stunning day
  • Doesn't feel like winter today.
    Doesn't feel like winter today.
  • Stunning day after the stormy evening
    Stunning day after the stormy evening
  • Out at sea today...
    Out at sea today...
  • Winter in Kaikoura
    Winter in Kaikoura
  • Winter has arrived
    Winter has arrived
  • Tiaki, Tutu and Manu
    Tiaki, Tutu and Manu

Recent Sightings

Autumn has arrrived

Wednesday 12th March 2014

Autumn has arrived and with it slightly cooler conditions. We have been sailing the last few days (including today) where weather has permitted with 2-3 Sperm Whales located around 12 miles from our marina, there has been some good size pods of Dusky Dolphins in the area ranging anywhere between 100-300 individuals, along with plenty of NZ Fur Seals and a wide variety of Seabirds. We were very lucky mid morning yesterday with a pair of migrating Blue Whales being sighted which is a rear treat for passengers and crew. (Picture is of a migrating Blue Whale)

Beautiful day for whale watching

Friday 7th March 2014


We have had a wonderful day out at sea with 3 sperm whales feeding close inshore. Tiaki and Tutu are two of the semi-resident sperm whales that we recognise out there today. When time allowed we also viewed dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds. Hoping for a great weekend and all the best to all those competing in the GodZone event in Kaikoura starting tomorrow...

Beautiful day for whale watching

Friday 7th March 2014


We have had a wonderful day out at sea with 3 sperm whales feeding close inshore. Tiaki and Tutu are two of the semi-resident sperm whales that we recognise out there today. When time allowed we also viewed dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds. Hoping for a great weekend and all the best to all those competing in the GodZone event in Kaikoura starting tomorrow...

Great to be back out at sea

Thursday 6th March 2014


It is great to be back out at sea today after the last few days being too rough for whale watching. We managed to locate sperm whales around 9 miles offshore and when time allowed we moved closer in to view dolphins, seals and marine birds. 

Wet, windy and wintry

Wednesday 5th March 2014


We have had a very windy couple of days in Kaikoura with some very rough seas, cooler temperatures and lots of rain to go with it. Hoping things start to improve over the next day or two! Take care on the road and drive to the conditions. (Today's pic is what we are hoping for soon, calm seas, clear skies and warm temperatures.....)

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