Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki

We currently have three semi-resident sperm whales feeding close inshore - Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki. All three sperm whales have big tails much to the delight of our guests who are hoping to capture a beautiful tail shot as they head down on another deep feeding dive. 

On our tours we focus on viewing these sperm whales (and any others that might have moved into the canyon overnight), if time is available throughout the tour we will try and view dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals, marine birds and anything else that may be of interest.

The following is a selection if images taken by one of our crew on the 10am tour on the 21st December 2015. 



There he blows


Tail time


One of our guides Ella enjoying the Dusky Dolphins


Whale Watching tours will be operating Friday - Monday, every day of the school holidays and public holidays.

If and when there is demand, we will schedule other tours during weekdays. Please keep an eye out on our booking page for when these extra tours become available. Please note there are minimum number requirements for this to happen.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service team on 0800 655 121 or res@whalewatch.co.nz 

Ngā Mihi

The team at Whale Watch Kaikōura