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