Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki

We currently have three semi-resident sperm whales feeding close inshore - Tiaki, Jonah and Aoraki. All three sperm whales have big tails much to the delight of our guests who are hoping to capture a beautiful tail shot as they head down on another deep feeding dive. 

On our tours we focus on viewing these sperm whales (and any others that might have moved into the canyon overnight), if time is available throughout the tour we will try and view dusky dolphins, NZ fur seals, marine birds and anything else that may be of interest.

The following is a selection if images taken by one of our crew on the 10am tour on the 21st December 2015. 



There he blows


Tail time


One of our guides Ella enjoying the Dusky Dolphins



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