Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • 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
  • Windy day in Kaikoura
    Windy day in Kaikoura
  • Awesome day out at sea
    Awesome day out at sea
  • Great Friday whale watching
    Great Friday whale watching
  • Great day whale watching
    Great day whale watching
  • Drizzly start sunny end in Kaikoura
    Drizzly start sunny end in Kaikoura
  • 3 semi-resident sperm whales
    3 semi-resident sperm whales
  • Great day watching whales
    Great day watching whales
  • Fresh snow in January
    Fresh snow in January
  • Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
    Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
  • Tiaki and Holy Moly
    Tiaki and Holy Moly
  • Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
    Semi-resident sperm whale Tiaki
  • Windy start to the day
    Windy start to the day

Recent Sightings

Frosty start, stunning day

Tuesday 5th August 2014

A frosty and clear morning set the seen for a stunning day in paradise and things have been going great out on the ocean. We have located 5 Sperm Whales around 4 miles from home today along with a pod of around 400 Dusky Dolphins and sea conditions have been absolutely perfect for Whale Watching!!

Doesn't feel like winter today.

Friday 1st August 2014

What an amazing winters day we have had in Kaikoura (Doesnt feel like winter today). Today we have located 5 Sperm Whales around 6 miles from home including semi-resident Sperm Whales Tiaki and Tutu and apart from a slight roll out at sea conditions have been great. We hear things are suppose to get windy over the weekend so take care if your travelling on the roads.

Stunning day after the stormy evening

Thursday 31st July 2014

After a very stormy evening last night we awoke to a stunning day in Kaikoura. We have been fortunate enough to locate 5 Sperm Whales today between 4-6 miles from home including two of our semi-resident whales in Tiaki and Matimati. Plenty of Seabirds including the Albatross have also been sighted today!!

Out at sea today...

Thursday 24th July 2014


After a few days of being unable to get out to sea due to stormy weather we woke up to a beutiful winters day in Kaikoura with calm seas, blue skies and spectacular views of the Kaikoura ranges. We located 3-4 sperm whales close inshore along with sightings of NZ fur seals and marine birds along the way. Today's pic was taken on our 10am tour of Tiaki who is a semi-resident sperm whale.

Winter in Kaikoura

Tuesday 22nd July 2014


We have had some very winter like conditions over the last couple of days with lots of wind / rain and pretty stuff up on the mountains (today's pic was taken earlier this morning). We have not sailed the last two days with rough sea conditions but are hoping the weather starts to settle down along with the sea conditions... Keep warm!

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