Weekly Update - 11th December 2017
Kaikōura’s Summer weather has been a treat this past week, making for some epic sea conditions and amazing clear sightings of marine life out on the water. It seems like Tiaki and Tutu, two of our favourite whales to see out in the Canyon, have been getting reacquainted since they’ve reunited, as this marks the second week in a row that we’ve seen catching a breather up on the surface and diving down to feed together.
Weekly Update - 31st July 2017
This week we’ve had some beautiful frosty days in Kaikōura, with the sun making a welcomed appearance. Snow continues to coat the Kaikōura Ranges making for a spectacular sight when the morning sun hits its peaks.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 22 May 2017
We had it all over the weekend – sunshine, wild wind, sleet, warmth, cold and beautiful new snow on the Kaikoura ranges. Despite the conditions over the weekend in the days leading up we had some great tours with sightings of semi-resident sperm whales Manu and Tiaki and hen time allowed we also saw dusky dolphins, Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 15th May 2017
What we love about whale watching is that you never know what to expect from one trip to the next with no one trip being the same. We were fortunate enough to see not only sperm whales last week but we also had a pod of Orca pass through. Not the usual time of the year to be seeing Orca but always thankful when we do get to see these beautiful creatures. Dolphins, NZ fur seals and various species of marine birds were also sighted on our tours.
WWK Weekly Update - 27th February 2017
We have had a wonderful week weather and sightings wise in Kaikōura. We were fortunate to have sightings of a humpback whale for a couple of days along with a blue whale which is always very special to see. Along with the amazing whale sightings, we also had the opportunity to see common, dusky & Hectors dolphins, NZ Fur Seals and marine birds. Kaikōura is a very unique and fascinating place, well worth taking the time to visit.
A Look Back Over May 2016
What a beautiful end to autumn we had with the amazing colours from the trees before their leaves fell; we also had some warm autumn’s days to which were welcomed...
A Look Back Over April 2016
Autumn is my favourite time of the year with all the beautiful colours as the trees start to shed their leaves.
A Look Back Over March 2016
I just love this time of the year where the leaves start to change colour, it really does make for such beautiful scenery.
Sea Birds of Kaikōura
While our tours mainly focus on viewing sperm whales – year round residents off the Kaikōura coastline, we also can view throughout our tours a diverse array of seabirds.
A Look Back Over January 2016
Kia Ora – Welcome to the first update of 2016. January was a very busy month whale watching.