Whale Watch Kaikoura

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Embark on a sailing adventure with guaranteed whale sightings!

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Whale Watch Kaikoura is New Zealand’s ultimate all year round natural experience
  • Get up close up to giant sperm whales, the largest toothed predators
  • An impressive 95% success rate means that you are guaranteed an 80% refund if your tour does not spot a whale
  • Kaikoura is 2.5-hour scenic drive away from Christchurch with beautiful countryside views to enjoy
Most Recent Review

  • Su Li 14 Jan 2019
    We saw one sperm whale during the activity and followed by many dusky dolphins! definitely recommending this activity if anyone is in Kaikoura

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  • Whale Watch Kaikoura

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    • English speaking guide
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    • Food and drink
    • Motion sickness medicine

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What To Expect

Go on a scenic 2.5-hour drive north of Christchurch and enjoy breathtaking rural views of North Canterbury on your way to Kaikoura — one of the best whale watching spots in the world. Arrive at the port, hop into a sailboat and cruise around Kaikoura for an almost guaranteed whale sighting. In fact, this whale watching tour has a 95% success rate and, in the very rare case that you will not see a whale on the trip, you will get an 80% refund. Make sure to keep your camera handy for when the mighty giant sperm whale reveals itself. Take plenty of photos from the boat, which allows you to get really close to the marine animals, and enjoy the ultimate whale watching experience!

Whale watching Kaikoura
Travel to Kaikoura for a guaranteed giant sperm whale sighting
New Zealand whales
Cruise around the area on a sailboat for the best whale watching spots
New Zealand travel
Get up close to the mighty mammals on this immersive adventure
New Zealand whale season
Learn about the majestic marine animals from your English speaking guide
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Meet up at the location
  • Safety briefing
  • Take the shuttle to the port (8-10 mins)
  • Get onboard
  • Whale watching
  • Back to the meet up location
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 3-15
  • Children aged 0-2 can't join this tour
  • Motion sickness medicine can be purchased at the store
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the travel date and time specified

Meet Up Location:

  • Address: Whale Watch Kaikoura
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time
  • Kaikoura is a comfortable 2.5 hour scenic drive north of Christchurch

Departure Time:

  • 7:15am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 12:45pm, 1:15pm
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
  • There is no guarantee that whales will be seen on your tour. In the event your tour does not sight a whale we guarantee to refund 80% of your tour cost
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Reviews (22) 4.5
  • Su Li 14 Jan 2019
    We saw one sperm whale during the activity and followed by many dusky dolphins! definitely recommending this activity if anyone is in Kaikoura
  • mrinal bolar 8 Jan 2019
    It was ok at the beginning, we could spot one whale and was able to see a small portion of the whale which it exposes to breathe and the tail when it goes down the water again and it was a pretty small in size than expected , but different people can have different experiences.But just when we were about to head to shore , there were hundreds of wild dolphins swimming and playing ahead and around the boat and the that made the experience really wonderful.
  • Bruno 2 Jan 2019
    Perfect organised whale watching experience. Lot of informations on the way to de whales. Friendly Staff.
  • CHEE BENG 22 Dec 2018
    The tour operator and staff are very professional. Very well organised and we got to see the whale Tiaki.
  • Yee Ting 21 Dec 2018
    Saw the back of a sperm whale during our trip & some albatross. Crew gave severe warning regarding motion sickness. Indeed, the choppy ride is definitely not for those who gets sea sick. Do note that it’s quite a long ride (at least 2.5hrs) from Christchurch, with some road works on state highway 1. Can check out eateries & shops at nearby Kaikoura town.
  • Brian 17 Dec 2018
    Good but sea sick... Great watch anyway ... staff were informative
  • Viroj 17 Dec 2018
    Good experience. we saw 1 whale that floated steady for our cameras. But the weather on that day was not good. We faced 6-7 meters waves, but we still feel safe on the ship.
  • JUN AN 15 Dec 2018
    Managed to catch some sightings of whale! The Fin Whale, Sperm Whale were so close to us. And the tour was very informative. Wonderful!
  • Kishan 14 Oct 2018
    very good experience despite the heavy fog weather. saw a sperm whale, an orca and dolphins. worth the money. very informative presentations on board.
  • Aiting 2 Oct 2018
    It’s an amazing experience to do the whale watching tour. It is very informative and the staff will try their best to spot the whales for us to see. We get to see the whales as near as we can and the experience is unforgettable.
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