Latest News

Unique tail of a whale

Manu DSC01800

Whale Watch has been working closely with researchers from the University of Otago in Dunedin in order to learn more about the individual sperm whales sighted in Kaikōura.

Big baleen whale invasion

17269189 1779533075424456 1319402565 o

As we head into the warmer months, it’s now the time we start to see a lot more of the marine giants come into Kaikōura.

“Horo” the Humpback Whale

Humpback and people

Kaikōura is a home to semi-resident sperm whales but it is also a place that humpback whales like to repeatedly visit too!

One case in particular is a famous humpback amongst our sea crew, known as “Horo”.

Marine Mammal Spotlight - Dusky Dolphins

Pod of Duskies Haley Baxter

Not only do we have the sperm whale off our coastline all year round but Kaikōura is also home to the resident dusky dolphin. On our tours we have around a 50/50 chance of viewing dolphins if time allows and if they are not feeding too far from where we are viewing whales.

Recent Visitors to Kaikōura

Mtn Boat 2 of 7

While the Sperm Whale calls Kaikōura home and the main focus when we head out on our tours we at times come across other species of whales and dolphins as they are passing through these waters, in fact up to 14 other species can be sighted of the Kaikōura Coastline throughout the year!

The Giant Sperm Whale

Sperm whale blow8

Did you know it is the Giant Sperm Whale that we see off the Kaikōura coastline all year round? Being the largest of the toothed cetaceans they can measure in at up to 20 metres in length and weigh in at around 60 tonne in weight!

Finalist for the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards 2019

Qualmark

We love what we do. Being announced as a finalist in this year's Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards is such an honour.  

Oceania Responsible Tourism Award 2019 Nominee - Please Vote

27812b2

We have some great news to share – Whale Watch Kaikōura has been nominated in this year’s World Travel Awards under the Oceania section for the Responsible Tourism Award 2019.

Hutton's Shearwaters FlySafe Campaign

Huttons Haley Baxter2

During March and April, there is a call for those in Kaikōura to help Hutton’s Shearwater fledglings to reach the sea safely. Learn how you can help.

Kaikōura’s Commitment to Sustainability

Sperm whale blow7

It's Seaweek here in New Zealand and we thought we'd showcase our commitment to sustainability. This year's theme is is “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”.  Find out how Whale Watch and Kaikōura as a community look after our ocean and its precious marine life. 

1 2 3 4 5 6

20% DISCOUNT

Discount valid for adult fares only
Valid for travel between 13th October - 18th December 2020 and week days during the Summer School Holidays
Discount automatically applied for direct website bookings only

KIDS TRAVEL FREE

Kids travel free during weekends with every fare paying adult
Valid for travel between 19th December 2020 - 31st January 2021
Discount automatically applied for direct website bookings only

Book Now or Contact Us if you have any questions. Be safe and stay kind.