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UNFORGETTABLE – Whale Watching
Off the Kaikoura 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 Kaikoura one of the most popular whale watching locations in the world.
In addition to the sperm whale a number of different species of may also be seen, depending on the season, as they follow their migratory route. 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.
We can take you on an unforgettable journey, in purpose built vessels that provide great viewing and photographic opportunities.
Up to 4 tours scheduled daily. 7.15am, 10.00am, 12.45pm (additional 3.30pm tour scheduled Nov - Mar)
Due to high demand advance booking is Essential.Helpful information Hours: 7am - 5.30pm Directions: Whale Watch is located in the town of Kaikoura, 2.5 hours drive north of Christchurch. The Whale Watch Reservations office can be found in the Kaikoura Railway Station building, Kaikoura. All our Whale Watch tours check in and leave from here.