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Whale Watch® Kaikōura is New Zealand’s ultimate year round nature experience offering visitors exciting close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales. An impressive 95% success rate means that you are guaranteed an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.
The minimum age limit for children traveling on a whale watch tour is 3yrs+. See our Child Policy for further details.
Due to popularity, advanced bookings are essential.

Please note that times mentioned are check-in times only - please do not come earlier than the times specified.

Please note, our tours are currently closed due to New Zealand's Level 4 COVID-19 lock down. Future bookings beyond 1st July 2020 are still available. For more details on our response to COVID-19, please click here


Whale Watching tours will be operating Friday - Monday, every day of the school holidays and public holidays.

If and when there is demand, we will schedule other tours during weekdays. Please keep an eye out on our booking page for when these extra tours become available. Please note there are minimum number requirements for this to happen.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service team on 0800 655 121 or 

Ngā Mihi

The team at Whale Watch Kaikōura