Whale Watch Kaikoura


Whale Watch is New Zealand’s only marine-based whale watching company operating year round.

They offer visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale. Their 95% success rate means they guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.

The Giant Sperm Whales share these waters with up to 14 other species of whales and dolphins that migrate past at different times of the year. You may also see NZ Fur Seals, dusky dolphins and a variety of marine birds, including the wandering albatross. Modern purpose-built catamarans feature outside decks for great viewing and photo opportunities. Spacious air-conditioned interiors are fitted with comfortable seating, while large plasma screens display their award-winning marine wildlife animations.

Whale Watch Kaikoura is committed to providing a quality whale watching experience while carefully managing the use of a rare natural resource. As a Maori-owned company, Whale Watch cherishes the twin values of hospitality to visitors and reverence for the natural world. It is a philosophy that embraces people, the land, the sea and all living things as one.

Tours scheduled at 7:15am, 10am and 12:45pm daily, with an additional tour at 3:30pm in the summer months (Nov – Mar). Bookings essential.


Whaleway Station Road,


03 319 6767




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