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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 - 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 - 29th January 2018


It’s been another fantastic week for us here in Kaikōura, Summer really is pulling through and providing some great sailing conditions. Whale watching tours this week encountered a large number of transient Sperm whales and local Sperm whales as well as Humpback, Blue and Fin whales. 

Weekly Update - 22nd January 2018


Weren’t able to make it out whale watching this week? That’s okay, we’ve rounded up some of this week’s highlights, including a vertical sleeping Sperm whale, a visit from two of the largest animals in the animal kingdom and video footage of the family pod of Orca

Weekly Update - 15th January 2018


It’s been a week full of visitors! Our local Sperm whales have had to make room for an abundance on transient whales and dolphins this week, which has made for some remarkable whale watching tours. Tours this week sighted Sperm whales, Blue whales, Fin whales, Orca, Dusky dolphins, Hectors dolphins and Common dolphins.

Weekly Update - 8th January 2018

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What an epic start to 2018 we’ve had here in Kaikōura! There have been an abundant of marine life out in the Canyon, and our passengers have enjoyed some spectacular and memorable tours already to celebrate the New Year. This week we saw Sperm whales, Humpback whales, Orca, Shepherd's beaked whales, Common dolphins, Dusky dolphins, Hectors dolphins and NZ Fur Seals.

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State Highway 1 both North & South of Kaikōura

& Inland Road Route 70 between Christchurch (via Waiau) to Kaikōura is OPEN 24/7.

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