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We Love Whale Watching

It really is so special to be able to take our guests out and show them a 'whale of a time'.

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.

Bottlenose Dolphins

It is not very common for us to see bottlenose dolphins on a regular basis off the Kaikoura coast however recently we had a pod of them along with some...

Unusual behavior of the sperm whale kind

Generally sperm whales are on the surface for around 10-15 mins taking in a new supply of oxygen as well as digesting their food and having a bit of a...

Pilot Whales & Bottlenose Dolphins

It has been a great start to the year with not only sperm whales feeding close inshore but we have also had a pod of pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins...

Happy New Year

We have been having some fantastic tours out at sea with 3-4 semi-resident sperm whales feeding in the canyon.

Merry Christmas from the team at Whale Watch Kaikoura

It seems we had a very jolly visitor to our marina yesterday, stopping by to wish our manuhiri (guests) a very Merry Christmas.

Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki

We currently have three semi-resident sperm whales feeding close inshore - Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki.

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COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS)

As a result of the latest restrictions and alert levels announced by the New Zealand Government, we have made the decision to temporarily close Whale Watch Kaikōura effective close of business 23rd March 2020.

This is a decision that has not been taken lightly, but we need to play our part in ensuring the health & safety of our staff, visitors and the Kaikōura community. We also acknowledge that we all have a part to play in helping in the fight against Covid-19.

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