Our Crew

Whale Watch vessels are crewed by a friendly team of Captains and Tour Hosts experienced in interacting with the local Marine Wildlife off the Kaikoura Coast covering Whales, Dolphins, Seals and Seabirds.

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Our team are very experienced operating commercial passenger vessels off the Kaikōura coast, hold expert knowledge on the local area, sea and weather conditions and are fully trained in all aspects of safety.

Whale Watch Captains constantly monitor the sea and weather conditions and respond professionally to any changes. This may mean a tour is cancelled or additional safety restrictions placed on a tour.

Passenger comfort and safety is always our number one priority.


We are undertaking a number of building renovations at our Whaleway Station terminal to improve the visitor experience. 

  • Our main entry point to the building is closed for renovations and enlargement, access into the building is via the seafront side of the building (this is sign posted)
  • Our public toilets are closed for renovation and enlargement, we currently have portaloo's available (these are sign posted)

We apologies for any inconvenience caused by these building renovations.