Recent Sightings - what have you seen?
Inshore Nature Tour
Monday 15th September 2014
From time to time Sperm Whales move outside our permitted area of operations, on those occasions we operate inshore nature tours that give you the opportunity to encounter some of the other marine wildlife that can be regularly encountered off the Kaikoura Coast such as Dusky Dolphins, Hector Dolphins, NZ Fur Seals and a wide variety of marine birds such as various species of Petrels, Shearwaters and Albatross.
Great day whale watching
Thursday 4th September 2014
We have had a busy day at Whale Watch with local Year 4 students joining us for their annual trip out with us, we had a great time with 2 sperm whales being sighted along with NZ fur seals and marine birds. Also some staff took part in the annual Love the Lyell day where there was a beach clean up and tree planting (nearly 450 trees...) afternoon take place finishing off with a sausage sizzle :)
Drizzly start sunny finish in Kaikoura
Friday 29th August 2014
We started the day off with quite a bit of drizzle but as the day progressed the sun came out which was welcomed. We had perfect sea conditions out there today with two sperm whales feeding around 6 miles offshore, there was also plenty of marine birds and NZ fur seals being sighted on our tours. Have a great weekend all (today's picture was taken on an AirNZ flight yesterday as I flew over the Kaikoura Ranges)
Beautiful start to the week
Monday 25th August 2014
What a beautiful start to the week with lots of sunshine, no wind and successful trips out at sea. We located two sperm whales feeding close inshore along with plenty of marine birds and NZ fur seals being sighted on our tours. Hoping for much the same tomorrow!
Another stormy winters day in Kaikoura
Thursday 21st August 2014
It has turned out to be another stormy winters day in Kaikoura with some strong wind, rain and at times hail. No tours sailed today but we are hoping to be back out there tomorrow :)