Awards

Awards

2019: Te Tohu Tiketike o Matariki Supreme Award

 2019 Award

  • 2019: Te Tapu-ā-Nuku Award for Business & Innovation
  • 2018: Tourism Industry Aotearoa - He Kai Kei Aku Ringa Māori Tourism Award
  • 2018: Maritime & Shipping: Best Marine Eco-Tourism Activity - New Zealand
  • 2017: Australasian Responsible Tourism Award - Asia & Australasia World Travel Awards
  • 2017: Maritime & Shipping: Most Sustainable Eco-Tourism Company - New Zealand
  • 2016: Communicator Award of Excellence - Websites - Travel/Tourism
  • 2014: Australasian Responsible Tourism Award - Asia & Australasia World Travel Awards
  • 2011: Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award in Environment & Eco-Tourism Category
  • 2010: World Travel & Tourism Council, Tourism for Tomorrow Community Benefit Award
  • 2010: Champion Canterbury Award - Champion Host Med/Large Enterprise
  • 2010: Champion Canterbury Awards - Supreme Winner Med/Large Enterprise
  • 2009: Best In a Marine Environment - Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards
  • 2009: Supreme Winner - Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards
  • 2003: Champion Canterbury Awards - Champion Host Med/Large Enterprise
  • 2003: Australian Effects and Animation Festival Awards - Education & Training
  • 2001: Tourism Industry Association - New Zealand Tourism Operator of the Decade
  • 2000: Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award in Culture & Heritage Category
  • 1997: Green Globe Achievement Award with Distinction
  • 1995: Kaikoura Tourism Award
  • 1994: British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award
  • 1990: New Zealand Tourist Industry Federation Award

 Environmental awards won by Whale Watch Kaikoura.

Whale Watch is proud of their many awards that recognise their commitment to the preservation of the environment. Whale Watch Kaikoura Chairman Wally Stone says,

 "Whale Watch isn't about to do anything which will adversely affect the whales that provide year-round income - or drive them from the coast. We have the most to lose, so we won't be doing anything to jeopardise the whales in our waters."

Kia Ora

Whale Watch monitors the latest public health advice and adapts operations accordingly.

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