Our Tours & Kaikōura Day Tours

Tour check-in times all year are*:
7:15AM 10:00AM 12:45PM

*An extra tour is scheduled at 3:30PM from November to March.

Check-in at: Whaleway Station (Whale Watch Office)

Tour duration: actual time on the water is up to 2.5 hour. Including check-in time, safety briefing and bus transfers, you should allow 3.5 hours in total.

Tour scheduling is subject to customer demand, please note check-in times do not indicate when the actual tour departs but when check-in procedures begin.

Whale Watch operate tours every day (weather permitting) excluding Christmas Day.

Please call 0800-655-121 for a weather update if travelling to Kaikōura on your day of travel with us.


Other tour options:


State Highway 1 both North & South of Kaikōura

& Inland Road Route 70 between Christchurch (via Waiau) to Kaikōura is OPEN 24/7.

Please drive to the conditions & visit nzta.govt.nz/p2c for more information.