Recent Sightings - what have you seen?
A humpback whale pays a visit
Thursday 14th November 2013
It has been a beautiful day in Kaikoura with clear blue skies and a warm breeze from the north. Unfortunately the sperm whales are still feeding beyond our operating limits but we did have inshore nature tours sail where we happened to come across a humpback whale much to everyones suprise. We also managed to view dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and plenty of marine birds species throughout the day. We will be back out there tomorrow morinng searching and hoping to have the sperm whales back in close again.
Whales were feeding offshore today
Wednesday 13th November 2013
Unfortunately the whales seem to be feeding beyond our limits again today :( we did however manage to get a few Inshore Nature Tours out where we take the opportunity to move in along the coastline and view other species of marine life such as dusky & hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals and various marine birds. We will be back out there in search tomorrow morning hoping the whales have moved back inshore!
Windy day in Kaikoura
Monday 11th November 2013
It has been a grey and windy day in Kaikoura with a strong southerly passing through throughout the day making sea conditions unsuitable for whale watching unfortunately :( We are hoping things will calm down overnight and be back out there first thing tomorrow!
Hot and Sunny!
Monday 4th November 2013
Its been a great day today in Kaikoura with hot sunny conditions making for perfect conditions for the Kaikoura Cup (Annual horse racing event). Out at sea we were able to locate Tiaki (Semi-resident Sperm Whale) between 8-10 miles from home with Dusky Dolphins, NZ Fur Seals and a wide variety of Seabirds including the Albatross sighted as time permitted.
Beautiful day in Kaikoura
Wednesday 30th October 2013
What a glorious day in Kaikoura with beautiful weather and great sea conditions. We were able to locate two sperm whales around 6 miles offshore along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals further inshore. As always we were able to view plenty of marine bird species on our travels.