Kaikoura - Marine Life Mecca
Every now and then I am fortunate enough to be able to get out from behind my desk and head out to see whale watching.
Semi-resident sperm whale - Tutu
We had quite a few of our semi-resident sperm whales feeding in the canyon this month, examples being: Tutu, MatiMati, Manu, Tiaki and Saddleback.
It is not very common for us to see bottlenose dolphins on a regular basis off the Kaikoura coast however recently we had a pod of them along with some...
Unusual behavior of the sperm whale kind
Generally sperm whales are on the surface for around 10-15 mins taking in a new supply of oxygen as well as digesting their food and having a bit of a...
Pilot Whales & Bottlenose Dolphins
It has been a great start to the year with not only sperm whales feeding close inshore but we have also had a pod of pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins...
Happy New Year
We have been having some fantastic tours out at sea with 3-4 semi-resident sperm whales feeding in the canyon.
Merry Christmas from the team at Whale Watch Kaikoura
It seems we had a very jolly visitor to our marina yesterday, stopping by to wish our manuhiri (guests) a very Merry Christmas.
Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki
We currently have three semi-resident sperm whales feeding close inshore - Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki.
Semi-resident sperm whale - Jonah
Over the last couple of months we have been watching this incredibly beautiful whale on our tours.
Semi-resident sperm whales are back
We have had three of our semi-resident sperm whales move back into the Kaikoura canyon - Tutu, MatiMati and Tiaki after a few months of feeding further offshore.