Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • 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
  • Great few days (before the storm)
    Great few days (before the storm)
  • Tiaki and Manu
    Tiaki and Manu
  • Plenty of Whales in the Canyon
    Plenty of Whales in the Canyon
  • Not a bad winters day out at sea
    Not a bad winters day out at sea
  • Great few days (Bit wet now but)
    Great few days (Bit wet now but)
  • Great day at sea
    Great day at sea
  • Beautiful winters day out at sea
    Beautiful winters day out at sea
  • Fantastic day for whale watching
    Fantastic day for whale watching

Recent Sightings

Ended up with a windy afternoon

Wednesday 26th February 2014


We had a few sperm whales feeding close inshore today - Tiaki, Tutu and Aotearoa along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. Unfortunately the wind picked up from the NE making for unsuitable conditions for whale watching on our afternoon tours, hoping things calm down overnight. 

Great day out at sea in Kaikoura

Tuesday 25th February 2014


We have had a bit of a cooler day this end but still a wonderful day out at sea. There were 3-4 sperm whales feeding close inshore along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed for it on our tours. Today's picture was taken by on of our sea crew (Haley Baxter) and is of one of the semi-resident sperm whales we have feeding in the canyon at present - Tutu. 

Amazing day at sea

Monday 24th February 2014


We have had a busy yet rewarding day out at sea with a few sperm whales feeding around 4 miles from home. There was a bit of wind first thing in the morning but as the progressed condtions improved with nice conditions during the afternoon. We also managed to view dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds on our tours when time allowed. 

Whales, penguins, dolphins, seals and birds

Thursday 20th February 2014


We had Oceanic Discoverer Cruisliner visit Kaikoura today and what a great day it has been with ideal conditions and fantastic sightings. There were 3-4 sperm whales close inshore again today along with dusky & hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals, blue penguins and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. 

Loving these summers days

Wednesday 19th February 2014


It has been another beautiful day in Kaikoura with great sea conditions, fantastic whales sightings and many happy passengers. There were 4-5 sperm whales in the canyon today along with dolphins, seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed. Great day out whale watching :)

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The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road Kaikoura, Canterbury 7340 NZ
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