Kiwi Whale Watchers Club

Kiwi Whale Watchers club



  • 50% off adult fare for whale watching tours
  • Travel period from 1st May 2020 – 31st October 2021
  • There is no restriction on the number of tours travelled during the special period
  • 20% discount off any purchases over $20.00 at the Whale Watch Gift Shop (excludes stamps and sea sickness remedies)




  • Open to New Zealand citizens and residents only
  • Must have previously travelled on a tour with Whale Watch Kaikōura as a fare paying passenger OR;
    be a member of NZMCA (New Zealand Motor Caravan Association), FMC (Federated Mountain Clubs), AA (New Zealand Automobile Association) or RTANZ (Road Transport Association New Zealand)
  • Applies to direct bookings only
  • Discounts apply to Kiwi Whale Watch Club members only
  • Discount is not applicable to Captain's Cabin seats
  • Valid affiliate card (AA, NZMCA, FMC or RTANZ) is required to be presented at time of check-in for your tour.
    If you signed up after travelling on a previous tour with us, just give staff your previous booking number
  • You may be asked to present photo ID at check-in
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other specials, promotions or discounts

Kia Ora

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

Key Themes:

  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 wear a face covering.
  4. Our cleaning procedures have been enhanced and hand sanitizer is available.
  5. We ask that you listen to all instructions provided by our team, please be patient and kind.

Vaccination Mandates - The Vaccine Pass - Covid19 Protection Framework

From Friday 3rd December 2021 all customers to Whale Watch will be required to present a valid New Zealand Government vaccine pass as part of the New Zealand Governments Covid19 Protection Framework to travel on our tours and enter our premises unless they are exempt.

You are exempt if;

  1. You are ineligible for vaccination.
  2. Children under 12-years and 3-months of age.
  3. People who are clinically exempted.

Please note: You may also be required to show a valid form of ID in the form of a current New Zealand drivers license, Passport or 18+ Kiwi Access Card to validate your ID. Please ensure you have one of these options readily available upon request.

The message from the New Zealand Government is clear. To enjoy the full life everyone in New Zealand deserves, get vaccinated today. If you are already vaccinated, do your best to help your friends and family get their vaccinations so we can all enjoy life within the new system. 

Covid19 Protection Framework

Should you have any concerns or questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Support Services team.