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Whale Watch Kaikōura – Come visit the locals at our place
Off the Kaikōura coastline is a marine environment so rich in nutrients that it attracts some of the most magnificent creatures with which we share our planet. Among them are Giant Sperm Whales that can grow up to 20 metres and weigh over 50 tons. These whales can be seen all year round, making Kaikōura one of the most popular whale watching locations in the world.
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. This unique marine experience also provides an opportunity to sight high-spirited Dusky Dolphins, the rare and endangered Hectors Dolphin, New Zealand Fur Seals and a wide variety of sea birds including the Royal Albatross.
Whale Watch takes you on an unforgettable journey, in purpose built vessels that provide great viewing and photographic opportunities.Helpful information Tours scheduled all year round & daily - 7.15am, 10.00am, 12.45pm (additional 3.30pm tour scheduled Nov - Mar) Due to high demand advance booking is essential Times given are report times only Adverse sea conditions can cause cancellation. In the event that your tour does not sight a whale, a refund of up to 80% of your fare is guaranteed. Directions Whale Watch is located in the town of Kaikōura, 2.5 hours drive north of Christchurch. 2 hours south of Picton. The Whale Watch Reservations office can be found in the Kaikōura Railway Station building, on Whaleway Station Road in Kaikōura. All our Whale Watch tours check in and leave from here.