Testimonials

 

 

February 2019

The whole experience from crew to the boat to the sperm whales itself. Simply fabulous!


 

 

 

February 2019

The organisation was 1st class and I had a brilliant experience - saw a sperm whale and two blue whales 


 

 

 

February 2019

We went on the nature trip as the seas were too rough for whale watching but it was fabulous! Saw loads of dusky dolphins all-round the boat, along with seals and albatrosses. Crew were great. So friendly, interesting and informative.. would definitely recommend!


 

 

February 2019

The service of all staff towards passengers of all abilities was exceptional. The whole experience from booking through to getting back to dry land was fantastic. Feel so privileged to be able to see Holey Moley (sperm whale) in all his glory. What an experience!!!


 

 

 February 2019

Outstanding in every way. We booked from the UK and weren’t quite sure what to expect but without doubt underestimated every aspect of this brilliant experience. Out crew were all amazing but especially our guide Lucy. We were lucky enough to see 2 sperm whales on a beautiful day but will take home the Tiaki message of respect. Thank you all.


 

 

February 2019

Amazing trip girls were amazing. Got to tick off the last of my whale sightings with you guys and I thank you! Can finally say I’ve seen them all!


  

 

January 2019

Excellent knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Many sightings of wonderful marine life
Very well presented information, perfect narration and all together a perfect day out on the ocean.
Thanks for the beautiful experience!

 


 

 

January 2019

 The service was fantastic, the boat was clean, there were so many dolphins and whales on our visit!!! Excellent!


 

 

January 2019

 Wonderful crew, full of enthusiasm and information, and incredible whale and dolphin encounters, thank you! 


  

 

January 2019

The staff is so passionate about the sea and about their job and they were so excited to show us different sea creatures! They gave us lots of fun facts and information about every creature we saw and they did not hesitate to extend our trip for a few minutes (3 times) to show us something they spotted. Amazing experience!


 

 

January 2019

We saw 2 sperm whales that was amazing, moreover the tour is really well conceived with explanation videos and very professional staff


 

 

January 2019

Seeing the whale and the knowledge that the host delivered. The host had a very clear voice and spoke extremely well


 

 

January 2019

Well organized, excellent boat and crew, timely, 4 whales!


 

 

January 2019

Good staff, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Saw 4, which exceeded expectations


 

 

January 2019

The dolphins and whales are amazing,I have a very great time! Happy New Year to New Zealand


 

 

December 2018

Friendly enthusiastic knowledgeable and approachable staff


 

 

December 2018

The experience of seeing a sperm whale. Just absolutely awesome. Such beautiful creatures! Tour well organized!


 

 

December 2018

Great knowledge of the whales and other wildlife and of course seeing the magnificent sperm whale and also lucky enough to see a pod of orca whales


 

 

December 2018

It was amazing to see orca, sperm whales, fur seals and albatross taking off
All the crew were very friendly helpful and knowledgeable


 

 

December 2018

Awesome experience - saw whale, dolphins and seals. Thanks!! :)


 

 

December 2018

Saw whales, dolphins, albatross. Boats were superb and crew were excellent. First did Kaikoura Whale Watch 20 years ago. Still brilliant.


 

 

December 2018

Hadlee was fantastic on the tour, very knowledgeable and great enthusiasm. This along with the sperm whale sighting resulted in an unforgettable trip!


 

 

December 2018

Great Crew, great experience!


 

 

November 2018

Exceptional staff - really made a very enjoyable experience!


 

 

November 2018

The whole experience was awesome! Saw a sperm whale many albatross some seals and a massive pod of dolphins. What more could you ask for?!


 

 

November 2018

Wonderful experience around the whale the boat stayed to let us see the whale return the dolphins were spectacular I would recommend to anyone


 

 

November 2018

Organisation, execution, provided information's are perfect! Highly recommended.....awesome end of our honeymoon!!!!!!


 

 

November 2018

Staff all excellent, boat excellent, saw loads 10/10


 

 

November 2018

Fantastic commentary and great sightings of the sperm whale, dolphins and seabirds.


 

 

November 2018

Really good commentary, obviously very passionate and really informative! And getting to see a sperm whale was amazing!


 

 

November 2018

Staff all excellent, boat excellent, saw loads 10/10


 

 

November 2018

Great crew , very informative


 

 

November 2018

Seeing orca, in beautiful surrounds


 

 

November 2018

Saw orcas and dolphins, lots of information, protective of the wild animals


 

 

November 2018

Dolphins being so playful, but also the knowledge of the crew was top notch


 

 

November 2018

Guy narrating was good, lots to see, crew were on it!


 

 

November 2018

Awesome crew-and we saw a sperm whale!


 

 

November 2018

Everything is just amazing


 

October 2018

The overall service was amazing. Getting to see wild orcas was an experience i will never forget


October 2018

The wonderful nature , the clear sight of Southern Right whales and the happy to help crew on board


October 2018

Friendly, informative, awesome staff and nature turned on her charm xx


October 2018

Very informative tour saw dolphins, seals, and albatross


October 2018

A very good experience


October 2018

Amazing view


October 2018

We saw a sperm whale , lots of dolphin and had a really good commentary.


October 2018

Excellent from the front desk through to the driver and of course, the crew. Sighting a whale twice was the highlight of the trip!


October 2018

Host was fantastic. Good boat, great captain


October 2018

We saw a whale, dolphins ans albatross as well as the professional crew on board. They were also funny and very informative.


October 2018

Brilliant sighting of whale , the excellent boat and informative funny narrative by Hadley.


October 2018

Seeing whale, seals and birds very informative and entertaining tour


October 2018

Amazing experience


October 2018

Friendly and informative. A great experience


September 2018

Everything incredible....surprise was the great commentary did not expect this but so interesting.


September 2018

Professional friendly staff who made it an enjoyable experience, also the whales, orca & dolphins.


September 2018

Great staff and wonderful experience


September 2018

The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us informed on what was happening. Plenty of support from the crew for people who got sea sick on the cruise.


August 2018

Great service and fantastic scenery


August 2018

The crew were great, really made a memorable experience even better.


August 2018

Great team, friendly, and two whales!


August 2018

The guides were amazing, really funny and lots of information that they were able to tell us.


August 2018

Absolutely incredible experience and the crew were fab! Thank you


August 2018

I found it a wonderful experience many thanks.


August 2018

Friendly staff, saw 3 whales. Great entertaining informative commentary.


August 2018

Everything was awesome, great staff,!!!!! Great vessel!


August 2018

Excellent crew. Boat very clean and tidy.


August 2018

Very nice and competent


 Aug 2018                               

Great commentary and AMAZING sighting of 8 Whales!!!!!


 Aug 2018

The crew narrator was superb and the team were lovely. Sights were incredible and we felt we were in extremely safe hands. A forever memory, thank you.


July 2018

5 Sperm whales and a massive pod of dolphins chasing all around the boat. Crew were phenomenal and so knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful tail shot to finish the trip with Mount Fyffe and snow capped mountains in the background, all basking in glorious sunshine. Could not have been more perfect!


July 2018

Great passionate commentary and spectacular views of sperm whales and dolphins.thank you


 

July 2018

The overall experience was amazing and all of the staff were great


July 2018

Great time, crew was fantastic! Saw 4 sperm whales.


July 2018

Great staff and good quality boats. I very much liked the additional info on the boats


 July 2018

The service was really good.


July 2018

Had a great time and got to see six whales and a lot of dolphins


July 2018

Organisation and fantastic privilege of having the opportunity to see whales at such close quarters


July 2018

WE SAW A BLUE WHALE!


July 2018

Excellent team/staff. Info very detailed. Enjoyed learning about the whales and the coast. We ere so lucky with the weather and whale sightings - 4 and hector dolphins!


July 2018

I was amazed by the professionalism and knowledge of the staff. It was also amazing because we saw 4 whales and some dolphins!


July 2018         

One of the best experiences I've had!


July 2018         

It was lots of fun! The commentary was very informative and we saw lots of wildlife


July 2018

Seeing 3 whales, sunny day wow . Worth waiting for the extra day.


July 2018

5 whale encounters with 3 sperm whales! The crew were very knowledgeable.


July 2018

We saw 5 whales, the crew were fabulous


July 2018

4 sightings of whales and cruised alongside a school of dolphins and more.... Crew were nice and friendly!


 

June 2018

Staff were great. Very knowledgeable and we got to see orca.

 


 

June 2018

Staff friendliness and knowledge the wildlife was a bonus

 


 

June 2018

Great crew and awesome sightings

 


 

June 2018

Friendly staff and a lots of whales

 


 

June 2018

Unique experience

 


 

June 2018

Was awesome 20 years ago and still awesome now! Keep up this for another 20 years ??

 


 

May 2018     

Great staff, comfortable boat, lots of wildlife sightings and commitment to protecting the                              animals and environment

 


 

May 2018        

Everything was great, you guys are amazing! Enjoyed the whales and the dolphins so much.

 


 

May 2018        

"Beautiful day spent between wales and dolphins with an amazing crew. Best money i ever spent. Thanks a lot."


 

May 2018       

So friendly and interesting staff ! Amazing landscapes ! And must off all we were so lucky to saw 3 sperm-whales, dusky dolphins and seals ! Thank you !


 

May 2018       

The staff were incredibly friendly and enthusiastic throughout the trip. They constantly  checked how everyone was feeling and made a big effort to ensure everyone was enjoying it! Thank you Hadlee, Mel and Fred. The wildlife was breath taking too! Fantastic trip all round!!

 


 

May 2018       

Crew was excellent and fun and the wildlife was incredible, amazing experience, outrageous fun!

 


 

May 2018       

Seeing the sperm whale plus the dolphins and seals! A fabulous trip!

 


 

May 2018       

Great staff, comfortable boat, lots of wildlife sightings and commitment to protecting the animals and environment.

 


 

May 2018         

Life time experience watching the whales.

 


 

May 2018         

Saw so many whales it was great, the commentary from the crew was great too.

 


 

May 2018         

Excellent.

 


 

May 2018         

Great information, friendly staff amazing experience!

 


 

May 2018       

 Fantastic crew, lovely experience, got to see so much different marine wild life!

 


 

April 2018         

Saw everything we could hope for, and crew were amazing

 


 

April 2018         

Fantastic staff, lots of sightings, beautiful scenery

 


 

March 2018       

Everything! Fantastic experience, friendly and knowledgeable crew, all brilliant. Best day ever.

 


 

March 2018     

Professionally run and organised and delivered realistic objectives

 


 

March 2018       

Staff on the boat was really nice

 


 

March 2018      

The Tour was very professional, educational and friendly. We had wonderful whale sightings.

 


 

February 2018

Had a great time, sperm whales were absolutely amazing thank you

 


 

February 2018

Absolutely incredible! We saw whales, dolphins, seals AND albatrosses whilst out on the boat! Would recommended to everyone!

 


 

February 2018 

Fantastic, thank you, wonderful experience, great crew, enthusiastic, friendly and professional.

 


 

Janina - January 2018

Beautiful!


Hannah - January

Amazing tour, with sights of a sperm whale, Dusky dolphins, Hector 's dolphins, NZ fur seals and a blue penguin!


Tejas Vora  - January 2018

Whale Watch Kaikoura has so far been the best experience I've had in my entire life. I come from Italy and there's a lot of different things you can do there but nothing as best as what I experienced on the sea on the boat. The captain was a gentleman and the staff were well behaved the entertainment the speaking everything was just well done I love Whale Watch Kaikoura. I thank you for everything and I hope to come back soon thank you so much.


January 2018

A wonderful experience - we saw so many dolphins, albatross & many other sea birds as well as the star of the show Aoraki the sperm whale


Jastin  - January 2018

Absolutely awesome - one of THE best days of my life - saw 4 x whales - gave me goosebumps


Andreina - January 2018   

Absolutely fantastic.  Two whales sited.  Experience of a life time.


Louis - December 2017                            

Nice view of two whales great school of dolphins awesome pictures nice friendly crew at times quite amusing


Nishtha - December 2017              

The ride with the sea crews was very enjoyable and they were really friendly and funny to us. I enjoyed the whale  watch with them. Greatly recommended 


David - December 2017

Awesome experience, great weather (thanks to the crew :) ) and lucky spotting two whales surfacing at the same time. comfortable vessel, good commentary, excellent vibe.


Viktoria - November 2017

It was even better than expected. The tour is very scenic, the whales are so impressing beautiful and the dolphins so playful. Also we saw an albatross starting to fly which was pretty cool


David - November 2017

We had a wonderful time out on the Tohora whale watching.  It was quite exciting to see a Sperm whale who stayed at the surface for several minutes!


Alison - November 2017 

Absolutely brilliant, good weather, sperm and humpbacks. Best whale watch day ever


Robert  -  November 2017 

It was a stunning experience. The crew was very hospitable, even when they were carrying bags of puke. they also knew quite an amount about the whales. 10/10 would ride again.


Sally  -   November 2017 

Fantastic time. The staff were super friendly. so happy we got to see a sperm whale and also the beautiful dusky dolphins. The boat took some getting used to for my 9 year old but she didn't throw up, hooray! experience of a lifetime. We've been traveling for almost 2 years and this is probably the best moment of all.  


Siddharth - October 2017

An experience of a lifetime...One that will remain etched in my memory. Fantastic crew and vessel. Thanks Jay and team!!


Shirley - October 2017

My husband is in a wheelchair as a result of an accident 8 years ago.  We travel a lot and to be honest, usually find we have to fight pretty hard in this “process-driven world” to get companies like yours to step outside the square to take someone in a wheelchair on board.  So when we asked if it was possible we were expecting the usual answer.  What we got instead was a customer service team on the phone who made sure Terry was welcomed, explaining clearly how it would work, and even emailing written documentation with pictures so we were very clear on what to expect.

At check-in – everyone went out of their way to make sure they could accommodate us – liaising with the captain, and then arranging for us to drive our own car down to the port as getting on the bus was difficult. 

When we got to the port – the crew went out of their way to get my husband on-board,  making him feel safe as they lifted him over the few stps, and seating him at the front.  They then positioned the boat so he could see the different Marine Life.  At no point did he feel awkward or isolated – it was absolutely brilliant. – quite simply it was one of the best experiences we both think we have ever had.

So thank you – and may your summer be filled with tourists

The staff is so passionate about the sea and about their job and they were so excited to show us different sea creatures,! They gave us lots of fun facts and information about every creature we saw and they did not hesitate to extend our trip for a few minutes (3 times) to show us something they spotted. Amazing experience

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