Whale Watch® Kaikōura is New Zealand’s only marine-based whale watching company offering visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale at all times of the year.
Whale Watch® Kaikōura is located in the town of Kaikōura – a scenic two and a half-hour drive north from Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island. Kaikōura is a special place of lush pastures and towering, snow covered peaks that fall to the sea. This rare magic continues just offshore where a deep undersea canyon combines with unusual sea currents to attract an extraordinary abundance of marine life, the most famous being the Sperm Whale, the stars of the show and year round residents.
A typical Whale Watch tour may also encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales. Kaikōura often hosts the Orca – and is home to the world’s smallest and rarest – the Hector’s. Kaikōura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of Albatross, 14 varieties of Petrels and 7 types of Shearwater.
Kaikōura truly is a marine mecca.
Whale Watch Kaikōura is proud tobe associated with the Virtual Race NZ, in support of this we are offering a double pass on one of our Whale Watching experiences. We look forward to have you join with us for a ‘whale of a time’ soon.