9/05/2018         Great, friendly crew on the boat and staff at the base. Clearly all know what they’re doing



15/05/2018        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!!



19/05/2018       Crew was excellent and fun and the wildlife was incredible, amazing experience,                                          outrageous fun!



22/05/2018       seeing the sperm whale plus the dolphins and seals! A fabulous trip!



23/05/2018       Great staff, comfortable boat, lots of wildlife sightings and commitment to protecting the                              animals and environment



6/05/2018         Life time experience watching the whales


5/05/2018         Saw so many whales it was great, the commentary from the crew was great too


4/05/2018         Excellent


3/05/2018         Great information, friendly staff amazing experience !


3/05/2018         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.


K O'Rourke - February 2018

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


Alessa - 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


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

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.