Happy New Year

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

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Photo Credit: Jimmy De Taeye

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Photo Credit: Jimmy De Taeye


We have also had a pod of around 50 pilot whales spending time in Kaikoura over the last few days along with a pod of Orca passing through at the beginning of the week.

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Pilot Whales

Kaikoura truly is a marine mecca never really knowing what you are going to see from one day to the next which is what makes this job so amazing!  


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.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Be Safe and Be Kind

The team at Whale Watch Kaikoura