Tag: Marine Life

Common Dolphins

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In Kaikōura, the common dolphins are not as common as the name suggests. They mainly come to visit our coastline in the summer months.

Kaikōura Canyon

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What is the reason we get such an abundance of marine wildlife here in Kaikōura?  We have a deep submarine canyon situated close to shore and major currents merge into this canyon and it produces a highly productive underwater system.

Blue penguin/Kororā

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Growing to 33 cm and weighing only 1 kg the little blue penguin is the smallest penguin in the world. They are the most common penguin to be seen along the New Zealand coastline and surrounding islands.

Best time to come Whale Watching

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A question I get asked often is “When is the best time to come whale watching?” My first answer would be “Every day is a good day to come whale watching” after all we have sperm whale feeding off our coastline all year round.

Marine Mammal Spotlight - Hector's Dolphins

Only found in New Zealand’s waters, this distinctive grey dolphin with black and white markings and a round dorsal fin (much like the shape of a Mickey Mouse ear) is...

Two Blue Whales kind of day!

Yesterday we were treated to not one but two blue whales out on our tours.

Humpback Whale Migration

It is that time of the year where we start to see Humpback Whales migrating through on their way to the warmer waters for winter.

WE ARE OPEN!!

Daily between 0900-1530 we are open for business. Our tours are operating (weather permitting and minimum passenger numbers achieved) under Alert Level 2 Guidelines.

  1. If you are unwell, have been to a place of interest in the last 14-days or are awaiting a covid test please stay home.
  2. Contact tracing is required so we ask you to scan in with the covid tracer app or use the manual sign-in option provided.
  3. We ask that you adhere to a minimum of 1m physical distancing.
  4. Tour capacity has been reduced to 24 passengers to support physical distancing.
  5. We ask that you wear a face covering.
  6. Our cleaning procedures have been enhanced and hand sanitizer is available.
  7. We ask that you listen to all instructions provided by our team and please be patient.

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The team at Whale Watch Kaikoura