Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • 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
  • Fresh snow on the mountains
    Fresh snow on the mountains
  • ANZAC Weekend
    ANZAC Weekend
  • Beautiful start but windy finish
    Beautiful start but windy finish
  • Wintry blast
    Wintry blast
  • Windy afternoon
    Windy afternoon
  • Inshore Nature Tours
    Inshore Nature Tours
  • Beautiful autumn day
    Beautiful autumn day
  • It's April already!
    It's April already!
  • Have a great weekend
    Have a great weekend
  • Stormy few days in Kaikoura
    Stormy few days in Kaikoura
  • Very stormy day in Kaikoura
    Very stormy day in Kaikoura
  • Foggy start but stunning afternoon in Kaikoura
    Foggy start but stunning afternoon in Kaikoura
  • It's the weekend
    It's the weekend
  • Busy day whale watching
    Busy day whale watching
  • 3 semi-resident sperm whales
    3 semi-resident sperm whales
  • Fantastic Friday
    Fantastic Friday
  • Beautiful day whale watching
    Beautiful day whale watching
  • Glorious day whale watching
    Glorious day whale watching
  • Semi-resident sperm whale Holy Moly
    Semi-resident sperm whale Holy Moly
  • Ended up with a windy afternoon
    Ended up with a windy afternoon
  • Beautiful calm day out at sea
    Beautiful calm day out at sea

Recent Sightings

Windy few days

Tuesday 7th October 2014

We have had a few days of very windy conditions that have made it too rough for whale watching by boat and it seems we are in for one more day of windy conditions before things will hopefully improve. When working with nature you just never know what each day will bring us but we are looking forward to getting back out onto the ocean soon!! 

Semi-resident sperm whale MatiMati is back

1st October 2014


Great news - semi-resident sperm whale, MatiMati is back in Kaikoura... We were also able to view a young humpback whale passing through the area earlier in the day. Dusky dolphins, fur seals and marine birds were also sighted. 

Fresh snow on the ranges

Monday 29th September 2014


We awoke to fresh snow on the Kaikoura ranges this morning which cooled the temperature down a little bit. Our first round of tours managed to sail but the forecast wind picked up mid-morning with the rest of our day being cancelled. Hoping to be back out there tomorrow, busy day ahead with it being the school holidays...

School holidays and daylight savings

Friday 26th September 2014


The school holidays begin today, don't forget out special running over the holiday period (27th Sep - 12th Oct) for every full fare paying adult a child travels for free. Also this weekend don't forget Daylight Savings - here come the longer evenings and BBQ season :)

Stunning day in Kaikoura

Wednesday 24th September 2014


We have had a wonderful day in Kaikoura with stunning weather along with sperm whales feeding 14 miles offshore. It is not long now until the school holidays, love to have you come visit with us.

Book your journey today

4 ways to book

Where to find us

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.
03-319 6767
The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road Kaikoura, Canterbury 7340 NZ
map