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Whale Watch® Kaikoura is New Zealand’s ultimate all 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.

Our whale watching tours are extremely popular, especially between the months of November to March, advanced bookings are essential.

Please note that the minimum age limit for children traveling on a whale watch tour is 3yrs+, although Whale Watch Kaikoura maintains the right to raise the age limit depending on sea and weather conditions at the time of check-in. See here for further details on our child policy.

Please note any online specials / discounts or promotions are not available to agents.

FIXED TOUR SCHEDULE

All year: 7.15am, 10.00am, 12.45pm & 3.30pm (Nov-Mar)—Please note that these are check-in times only - please do not come earlier than the times specified.

 

ROAD ACCESS UPDATE 

There is a possibility of short delays with it being 30km/hour through parts of the route. The full rebuild of the highway will continue in 2018. Check the NZTA website for road updates before traveling. INLAND ROUTE 70 IS OPEN 24/7.

ORGANISED TRANSPORT OPTIONS FROM CHRISTCHURCH

Hasslefree ToursCanterbury Leisure Tours & Kaikoura Express have daily services from Christchurch to Kaikōura with a return service from Christchurch. Kiwi Experience now have the option of a day tour out of Christchurch for their travellers. Intercity Bus also provides a bus service between Christchurch and Kaikoura return.

Progress on the work being done on the roads can be found on the dedicated Kaikoura Earthquake Response page provided by the team at NZTA. This page is updated fortnightly on Fridays. Work is also underway on the railway network, please be aware and take care when using rail crossings.