Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd was established in 1987 and began operating tours full time in 1989. The company is situated in Kaikoura, which is located two and a half hours north of Christchurch or one and a half hours south of Blenheim.
Off the coast of the village is a marine environment so rich in nutrients that it attracts some of the most magnificent creatures with which we share our planet. Amongst these is the Giant Sperm Whale which can grow up to 20 metres in length and although this is the highlight of the trip, a number of different species of whales may be seen, depending on the season, as they follow their migratory route.
This unique marine experience also provides the opportunity to sight the high spirited displays of the Dusky Dolphins, the rare and endangered Hectors Dolphin, New Zealand Fur Seals and a wide variety of sea birds including the Royal Albatross.
Your safety and comfort are our priority as you travel with us in our fully equipped vessels. Because of the nature of the sea conditions along the coastline, restrictions may be placed on passengers with medical problems.
You need to allow 3.5 hours from check-in for the full experience (including safety briefing and transfers to and from the vessel). Due to the high demand for tours advance booking is essential 3-4 departures daily depending on season.
This service is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.