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Weekly Update - 18th June 2018

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Semi-resident Sperm whales we spotted this week included Aotearoa, Tiaki, Tutu, Mati Mati and Slice. During this time of the year, Sperm whales tend to feed closer to shore which makes getting out to the feeding grounds that much faster and so our guests get to spend more quality time with Kaikōura’s diverse marine life and taking in the epic scenery.

Weekly Update - 11th June 2018

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Another great week out adventuring in the Kaikōura Canyon! This week we saw a few of our local favourites, Tutu, Tiaki, Manu and Mati Mati. Check out this awesome package deal we have for visitors, discounts off our tours and on accommodation in Kaikoura!

World Ocean Day: Celebrating NZ being Microbead Free

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It’s World Ocean Day here in New Zealand and we’re here to celebrate the clean, green standard our slice of paradise is continually striving towards with New Zealand’s new microbead free status!

Weekly Update - 28th May 2018

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This week we had all of our local Kings of the Canyon feeding in Kaikōura’s waters. Semi-residential Sperm whales Mati Mati, Tutu, Tiaki, Manu and Slice were all sighted on our tours this week along with other transient Sperm whales who less frequent our area.

Weekly Update - 21st May 2018

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We’ve had some incredible sightings this week. Sperm whales seemed to be out in large numbers, particularly over the weekend, where one tour spotted semi-resident Tutu feeding closely alongside 4 other transient Sperm whales. Another tour got to see two Sperm whales come up for air together, floating side-by-side as they prepared for their next dive ...

Weekly Update - 14th March 2018

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Last week we had some amazing days out on the water viewing our semi-resident sperm whales Matimati, Tutu and Tiaki as well as other sperm whales visiting the area. Did you know that the head of a Sperm whale makes up to a third of its body length?

Weekly Update - 7th May 2018

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3 of our favourite Sperm whales were sighted on our tours this week, Tiaki, Tutu and Matimati – and some of them up to some unusual behaviour! 

Weekly Update - 3rd April 2018


Who else had a fantastic Easter weekend? We celebrated with Sperm whales, Blue whales, dolphins, seals and Orca here at Whale Watch Kaikoura!

Weekly Update - 26th March 2018

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Sperm whales, Blue whales and four species of dolphins! Another fantastic week out on the water. Plus, an exclusive Easter discount on whale watching tours!

Weekly Update - 12th March 2018

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It’s been a great week here in Kaikōura for whale watching, we’ve had the privilege of seeing a lot of familiar faces out on the water. This week, we saw semi-resident Sperm whales Nawi, Holey Moley, Aoraki, Scarface and Tutu all feeding out in the Canyon. We never get sick of seeing their beautiful tails on the water.

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