Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 22 May 2017
We had it all over the weekend – sunshine, wild wind, sleet, warmth, cold and beautiful new snow on the Kaikoura ranges. Despite the conditions over the weekend in the days leading up we had some great tours with sightings of semi-resident sperm whales Manu and Tiaki and hen time allowed we also saw dusky dolphins, Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 15th May 2017
What we love about whale watching is that you never know what to expect from one trip to the next with no one trip being the same. We were fortunate enough to see not only sperm whales last week but we also had a pod of Orca pass through. Not the usual time of the year to be seeing Orca but always thankful when we do get to see these beautiful creatures. Dolphins, NZ fur seals and various species of marine birds were also sighted on our tours.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 8th May 2017
We have had some fantastic trips over the last week. Semi-resident sperm whales Tiaki, Manu and MatiMati being the stars of the show along with guest appearances from a minke whale, humpback whale and blue whale as they passed through Kaikoura. Dusky dolphins, Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals and many different marine bird species were also sighted on our tours.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 1st May 2017
Over the weekend we had wonderful sightings of sperm whales, dusky dolphins, fur seals and a juvenile humpback whale. This humpback whale stunned both passengers and crew alike by breaching alongside the boat around 20 times… This is not something we get to see every day so when it does happen you can imagine even the crew are excited!
Whale Watch Weekly Update - 24th April 2017
Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year with not just the stunning colours that come with this season but also the calm days we can get out at sea along with fantastic sightings. We were able to see sperm whales, pilot whales, a humpback whale and various species of dolphins as well as NZ fur seals and marine birds out on our tours last week.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 3 April 2017
Kaikōura truly is a marine mecca. We have had the opportunity over the last week is see sperm whales, a pod of orca passing through along with a humpback whale which seems to enjoy hanging around Kaikōura at the moment. We were also able to see dusky, common & Hector’s dolphins as well as NZ fur seals and various marine birds.
Whale Watch Weekly Update - 13th March 2017
Sightings over the last week have been amazing. Last Thursday we were greeted by 3 blue whales on one of our tours which is incredible, also sighted was a humpback whale during the week along with our regular sightings of sperm whales, dolphins, seals and marine birds.
WWK Weekly Update - 27th February 2017
We have had a wonderful week weather and sightings wise in Kaikōura. We were fortunate to have sightings of a humpback whale for a couple of days along with a blue whale which is always very special to see. Along with the amazing whale sightings, we also had the opportunity to see common, dusky & Hectors dolphins, NZ Fur Seals and marine birds. Kaikōura is a very unique and fascinating place, well worth taking the time to visit.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Ohau Waterfall Track Temporarily Closed
Due to safety concerns, the Ohau Waterfall Stream track has been closed temporarily.
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...