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New Zealand's Alert Levels will change 6am 28th February 2021.
The Auckland region will move to Alert Level 3. 
The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. This will last for 7 days.
We will be restricting the number of passengers on our tours to allow for social distancing both on our bus and boat.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we work on this.

Be safe and adhere to all safety procedures put in place when you visit with us.

Please contact our Customer Service Team on 0800 655121 or res@whalewatch.co.nz and they will be able to assist you with any questions you have.

Whale Watching tours operate every day except Wednesday's & Christmas Day 

Whale Watch ® Kaikōura is New Zealand’s ultimate year round nature experience offering visitors exciting close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales. An impressive 95% success rate means that you are guaranteed an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale. The minimum age limit for children traveling on a Whale Watch tour is 3yrs+. See our Child Policy for further details. Due to popularity, advanced bookings are essential.

Times mentioned below are check-in times only, Please do not come earlier than the times specified.

Captain’s Cabin - Looking for greater comfort and exclusivity? The Captain’s Cabin is situated in the wheelhouse alongside the skipper and watch keeper. This cabin provides our guests with exclusive access to the skipper as they go about their duties as well as a dedicated guide for the duration of the tour.

Ocean CabinThe main passenger cabin is enclosed and large outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities. Spacious air-conditioned interiors are fitted with comfortable seating while large plasma screens display our award-winning marine wildlife animations. Passenger numbers for each tour are kept well below our vessel carrying capacity to ensure your tour experience remains a personal one.

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