Tag: whale watching
Southern right whales / Tohorā
Southern right whales can be found in the Southern Hemisphere, mainly between 20° and 55° South. They used to be common around mainland New Zealand but due to extensive whaling they are now a rarity.
Winter Whale Watching
Quite often we are asked “when is the best time of year to go whale watching”? Short answer, all year round!!!
Marine Bird Spotlight - Albatross
Along with the amazing marine mammals we encounter in the Kaikōura area, we are privileged to see many other taonga (treasured) species. New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world.
Recent Visitors to Kaikōura
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!
When is the best time to come whale watching?
Even though Sperm whales can be found in Kaikōura all year round, when is the best time to go whale watching? Our answer? Every day is a good day to watch whales, but some times of the year offer better opportunities than others.
Marine Mammal Spotlight - Common Dolphins
Common dolphins have a distinctive creamy yellow hourglass pattern along their sides, with a dark grey back, tail and flippers along with a cream coloured belly.
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...
A sperm whale named Whero
Recently we have been sighting a sperm whale that has a reddish tinge to his skin.
Kaikoura - Marine Life Mecca
Every now and then I am fortunate enough to be able to get out from behind my desk and head out to see whale watching.
Semi-resident sperm whale - Tutu
We had quite a few of our semi-resident sperm whales feeding in the canyon this month, examples being: Tutu, MatiMati, Manu, Tiaki and Saddleback.