A Look Back Over November 2017
Throughout November we saw semi-resident Sperm Whales Jonah, Spotty Tail, Zeus and Aoraki, transient Sperm Whales, Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Bottlenose Dolphins, Hectors Dolphins, Dusky Dolphins and Orca!
A Look Back Over October 2017
Throughout October we saw semi-resident Sperm Whale Holy Moly along with plenty of transient male Sperm Whales soaking up the abundance of food on offer in the Kaikōura Canyon. Some of these transient whales were absolutely huge! Well on the larger side of the size spectrum.
When is the best time to come whale watching?
A question I get asked often is “When is the best time to come whale watching?” My first answer would be “Every day is a good day to come whale watching” after all we have sperm whale feeding off our coastline all year round.
Why Do Whales Breach?
Ever wondered why sperm whales breach? This is a question we get asked often by our visitors, so I have put together what is hopefully some helpful information to this interesting question. While our visitors might think the whales are doing this to make for that Kodak moment it is likely they are breaching for other purposes.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Common Dolphins
Common dolphins have a distinctive creamy yellow hourglass pattern along their sides, with a dark grey back, tail and flippers along with a cream coloured belly.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Hector's Dolphins
Only found in New Zealand’s waters, this distinctive grey dolphin with black and white markings and a round dorsal fin (much like the shape of a Mickey Mouse ear) is...
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Humpback Whale
Over the weekend we were fortunate enough to be able to view a humpback whale 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 Kaikōura Coastline generally between the months of November – March usually at least...
Erect-Crested Penguin Sighting
Over the last few days there has been sightings of a Erect-Crested Penguin. It is thought that the last official sighting of one of these individuals was in 2007.
Whale Watching during January 2017
On the 14th November a 7.8 earthquake shook our wee town in the small hours of the morning along with the surrounding districts around us.