More Mates Better Rates

Kiwi Whale Watchers club 3

Restless and feel like a weekend away with your mates? We have the perfect solution... Gather together 5 mates for a whale watching adventure in Kaikōura and you get to travel for free!

But what if I have 10 mates you say? Easy - you and another mate get to travel for free! The more mates you have the better the deal becomes!

Terms & Conditions

  • To get the more mates rate you would all need to travel on the same tour on the same day
  • Valid for direct website bookings - just enter the amount of people traveling and the appropriate code and your booking will automatically apply the discount. 
    - Use code More Mates 5 - Bring 5 friends, you travel for free (6 x adults)
    - Use code More Mates 10 - Bring 10 friends, you and 1 more travel for free (12 x adults)
    - Use code More Mates 15 - Bring 15 friends, you and 2 more travel for free (18 x adults)
    - Use code More Mates 20 - Bring 20 friends, you and 3 more travel for free (24 x adults)
  • Bookings also can be made direct via [email protected] or Freephone within NZ 0800 655121 or +64 3 319 6767
  • If party numbers fall below the threshold for the Mate Rates offer to apply, due to restrictions placed on the tour Whale Watch Kaikōura will honour the special Mate Rates offer. For any other reason extra charges may apply
  • Whale Watch Kaikōura cancellation & refund policy applies
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials or deals
  • Retail Special 10% off purchase (excluding drinks, food and sea sickness remedies) when traveling on a More Mates Better Rates deal
  • This promotion does not apply to the Captain's Cabin seat, however you can choose to upgrade at time of check in if there is availability. 


New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1. For all our guests we ask that you maintain good hygiene by making use of hand sanitiser placed around our facilities. If you are experiencing any flu like symptoms, please stay at home. Contact us if you have any questions. Be safe and be kind.


Discount valid for adult fares only
Valid for travel between 3 May - 25 June 2021 
Discount automatically applied for direct website bookings only
Discount not applicable to the Captain's Cabin


On our vessel Te Ao Mārama

Book Now or Contact Us if you have any questions. 

Tours are available every day except Wednesdays (7 days a week during the School Holidays) & also Christmas Day.