Category: Whale Watching
A Look Back Over July 2016
Did you know that winter time in Kaikoura is not only incredibly beautiful but also the best time of the year to come whale watching?
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Humpback Whale
Over the last few months we have been incredibly blessed in being able to see many humpback whales out on our tours and even from out the front of our...
A Look Back Over May 2016
What a beautiful end to autumn we had with the amazing colours from the trees before their leaves fell; we also had some warm autumn’s days to which were welcomed...
A Look Back Over April 2016
Autumn is my favourite time of the year with all the beautiful colours as the trees start to shed their leaves.
A Look Back Over March 2016
I just love this time of the year where the leaves start to change colour, it really does make for such beautiful scenery.
Easter Weekend Special
With the long weekend coming up and it being a great time for families to pay us a visit we thought it would be an ideal time to have children...
School Holiday Special
This year seems to going by at a rapid speed of knots with it not being long until the school holidays...
A Look Back Over February 2016
February was a great month in Kaikōura, we had fantastic summer weather, amazing sightings of semi-resident sperm whales along with various visiting cetacean.
A Look Back Over January 2016
Kia Ora – Welcome to the first update of 2016. January was a very busy month whale watching.
Kaikōura - Marine Mecca
Only 5-7mins off our coastline the water depth drops away drastically going from anywhere between 50-100 metres to over 600 metres deep just like that. This is due to what...
A Look Back Over December 2015
Welcome to the first update of 2016… The team at Whale Watch Kaikoura hopes you all had a wonderful Christmas / New Years with your family and friends.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Orca
Orca can be found around the coast of New Zealand (including estuaries and harbours) being seen off the Kaikoura Coastline generally between the months of November – March usually at...
The Giant Sperm Whale Part 2
There are some amazing facts about the Sperm Whale that are worth sharing, showing you just how truly amazing these creatures are and in turn how incredibly blessed we are...
The Giant Sperm Whale Part 1
Did you know it is the Giant Sperm Whale that we see off the Kaikoura coastline all year round? Being the largest of the toothed cetaceans they can measure in...
A Look Back Over October 2015
October was an interesting month, it is around this time of the year that we beginning to notice the sperm whales feeding further offshore as the changeover period from winter...
A Look Back Over September 2015
Spring really is a beautiful time of the year with blossom on the tress, daffodils sprouting up everywhere, baby lambs and calves bouncing around the paddocks and the daylight hours...
A Look Back Over August 2015
Winter time is always such a beautiful time of the year in Kaikoura! We can have such calm beautiful winters days out at sea with the glorious Kaikoura ranges and...
Marine Bird Spotlight - Little Blue Penguin
These are the world’s smallest penguin measuring in at around 25cm tall and weighing in between 1kg – 1.5kgs.
Humpback Whales Annual Migration
Humpback whales hunt and feed during the summer months in the colder waters like Antarctica and then migrate to warmer tropical waters during the winter months for mating.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Toothed Cetaceans
There are at least 61 species of toothed whales dolphins and porpoises, ranging from the largest 16-20m sperm whale to the smallest 1-1.2m Hector dolphin.