Recent Sightings - what have you seen?

  • 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
  • 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

Recent Sightings

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 :)

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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
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