Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • Drizzly day in Kaikoura
    Drizzly day in Kaikoura
  • And then the fog rolled in
    And then the fog rolled in
  • Very frosty start to the day
    Very frosty start to the day
  • Rainy day in Kaikoura
    Rainy day in Kaikoura
  • Southern Right Whale
    Southern Right Whale
  • Windy end to the week
    Windy end to the week
  • Marine Mecca
    Marine Mecca
  • 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

Recent Sightings

Busy summers day

Monday 22nd December 2014


We had a busy day out at sea today with 13 tours sailing. Conditiosn were nice along with great sighitngs of sperm whales that were feeding close inshore. Dolphins, seals and marine birds were also viewed when time allowed. Three more sleeps to go :)

Summer is finally here!

Friday 19th December 2014


Summer is finally here... Lots of sunshine today, calm seas and fantastic tours taking place! We had sperm whales feeding around 5 miles offshore along with dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. Have a wonderful weekend, not many more sleeps to go...

Busy day whale watching

Thursday 18th December 2014


It was a busy day out at sea with 5 sperm whales feeding off an area we call The Hole. We recognised three of them - MatiMati, Tiaki (today's photo) and Aoraki, they are semi-resident sperm whales that frequent tthese waters a times throughout the year. When time allowed we were also able to view dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds. 

Great day out at sea

Tuesday 16th December 2014


We had a fantastic day out at sea today with lots of sunshine, nice sea conditions along with beautiful sightings of marine life during our tours. There was 3 sperm whales feeding around 5 miles offshore along with dolphins, seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. 

Sunshine,whales and great day out at sea

Friday 12th December 2014


After a few days of rain it was great to have some sunshine today! We also had a successful day out at sea with sperm whales feeding around 4-5 miles offshore. When time allowed we also were able to view dolphins, seals and marine birds which is always a wonderful bonus. Have a great weekend.

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