Recent Sightings - what have you seen?
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!
Winter has arrived
Thursday 17th July 2014
We awoke to a beautiful sight with snow down low on the Kaikoura ranges which is always a beautiful sight although it is rather chilly... Our morning tours were cancelled with conditions improving as the day went on and our afternoon tours heading out and being successful. Keep warm and take care on the roads.
Tiaki, Tutu and Manu
Friday 11 July 2014
We have been having some great trips out whale watching this week with semi-resident sperm whales - Tiaki, Tutu and Manu feeding close inshore. We have also been fortunate enough to view some large pods of dusky dolphins, smaller pods of hectors dolphins, NZ fur seals and many species of marine birds as well. Winter time sure is a great time to come whale watching!
Great few days (before the storm)
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
We have had a very successful few days in Kaikoura with between 2-4 Sperm Whales being located on a daily basis not too far from home along with NZ Fur Seals, plenty of Pelagic Seabirds such as the Albatross and Dolphins as time and opportunity has permitted given they have been feeding further to the south in recent days. Very wintery today so not much happening out at sea but we are hoping to be out there again soon.
Tiaki and Manu
Thursday 26th June 2014
After a windy day yesterday its been a great day today. Captain Rex has located 3 Sperm Whales around 8 miles from home which includes two semi-resident whales Tiaki and Manu, unfortunately the main pod of Dolphins is a long way to the South but we have been keeping an eye out for any scattered groups closer to home. Dont forget about our Whale Watching School Holiday Special Find out more here!