Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • 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
  • Beautiful day out at sea
    Beautiful day out at sea
  • Another visit from Orca today
    Another visit from Orca today
  • Great day to watch sperm whales and orca
    Great day to watch sperm whales and orca
  • Three sperm whales in the canyon
    Three sperm whales in the canyon
  • Very windy night but turned out a beautiful day
    Very windy night but turned out a beautiful day
  • Calm day out at sea
    Calm day out at sea
  • Beautiful day for watching whales
    Beautiful day for watching whales
  • Beautiful autumn day
    Beautiful autumn day
  • Sperm whales and blue whales
    Sperm whales and blue whales
  • Sunshine, whales and many happy people
    Sunshine, whales and many happy people
  • Sunshine and then rain...
    Sunshine and then rain...
  • Windy and wet afternoon in Kaikoura
    Windy and wet afternoon in Kaikoura
  • We had sunshine today...
    We had sunshine today...

Recent Sightings

Great day out on the ocean

Wednesday 12th February 2014


We have had a fantastic day out at sea with 4-5 sperm whales feeding only 4 miles offshore. There were also dusky dolphins, hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals, penguins and other marine birds. Hoping for much the same tomoorow :)

Great day out at sea

Tuesday 11th February 2014


It has been a wonderful day out at sea with 4 sperm whales feeding just over the continental shelf which is only around 3-4 miles offshore. There were also dusky dolphins, hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted throughout the day when time allowed. Forecast is looking good for tomorrow, here is hoping :)

Great day for whale watching in Kaikoura

Tuesday 4th February 2014


It has been such a beautiful day in Kaikoura with nice sea conditions, loads of happy passengers and some fantastic sightings taking place. We had around 4-5 sperm whales offshore today along with dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds being sighted when time allowed.

Today's pic was sent in by one of our previous guests - Stephen Fox, and I think you will agree it is breathtaking!

Sperm whales, dolphins, seals and marine birds

Monday 3rd February 2014


We managed to locate around 3 sperm whales today who ended up feeding in close by the days end. We did have some strong wind around midday which made for a round of our tours being cancelled but we ended up being able to go out on our last round of tours which was great. When time allowed today we also took time to view dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals and various marine birds. 

Sperm whales, orca and dolphins

Friday 31st October 2014


We have had a great day out at sea with around 3-4 sperm whales feeding close inshore. Earlier in the day we were also fortunate to see a pod of orca as they were passing through and even saw a pod of common dolphins that were present in the area today. It is usually the dusky dolphins that we view so seeing the commons was an added bonus. Have a great weekend all :)

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