Weekly Update - 20th November 2017
This week Kaikōura really lived up to its reputation of being a marine mecca, with a wide variety of marine mammals sighted in abundance on our tours! We saw Sperm Whales (including semi-resident Spotty Tail), Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Orca, Dusky Dolphins, Hectors Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins and even a Blue Shark!
Weekly Update - 13th November 2017
Orca made an appearance over the weekend and are kicking off our Summer season early! We spotted five of them Saturday afternoon, making for some serious exciting tours for not only our passengers but also our Sea Crew!
A Look Back Over August 2017
See you next year Winter! We’re taking a look back on the last month of Winter here in New Zealand for 2017, and catching you up on some of our recent marine mammal sightings during August.
Weekly Update - 28th August 2017
This week’s weather has been absolutely spectacular! We’ve had some amazing calm days out on the ocean and clear blue skies to match it. Our tours were able to sight semi-residential Sperm Whale Aoraki feeding in the Hikurangi Trench this week, as well as multiple other transient Sperm Whales passing through our region. On Thursday we had four Orca pay us a visit early!
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.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Orca
Orca can be found around the coast of New Zealand (including estuaries and harbours) being seen off the Kaikoura Coastline generally between the months of November – March usually at...
A Look Back Over July 2016
Did you know that winter time in Kaikoura is not only incredibly beautiful but also the best time of the year to come whale watching?
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 February 2016
February was a great month in Kaikōura, we had fantastic summer weather, amazing sightings of semi-resident sperm whales along with various visiting cetacean.
A Look Back Over January 2016
Kia Ora – Welcome to the first update of 2016. January was a very busy month whale watching.