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Whale Watch Kaikoura


Embark on a sailing adventure with guaranteed whale sightings!

  • 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

  • 23 Jul 2018
    We had a fantastic day. Very lucky to see 4 sperm whales and heaps of dolphins!

US$ 99.00

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  • Whale Watch Kaikoura

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    Inclusive Of:

    • English speaking guide
    • Shuttle to the pier

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Food and drink
    • Motion sickness medicine

    US$ 99.00

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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


  • 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


  • 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 (8) 4.1
  • Nelson 24 Jul 2018
    Waiting for 2 hours in the boat only got to see 2 sperm whales and sea seal. We got no luck to see dolphin. So sad!!!
  • Dik Siew 23 Jul 2018
    We had a fantastic day. Very lucky to see 4 sperm whales and heaps of dolphins!
  • Damian 3 Jun 2018
    Sperm whales n orca killer whales n dolphins on a 2hr boat trip. May get seasick as waves can be pretty choppy.
  • Peter 6 Feb 2018
    Trip in the afternoon was cancelt due to bad seas which we only heard at the last minute after driving for 2 1/2 hours to get there. From the early morning on all trips had already been cancelt. Still waiting to get my money back
  • Carel 26 Dec 2017
    We saw many whales!!! The weather is great! Highly recommended it.
  • CHUN HUNG 12 May 2018
    Luckily, you can see three whales and a large group of dolphins. The weather is also good!
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  • WEIXIANG 27 Apr 2018
    There are two whale sightings, and there are specially left to see the dolphins when returning. feels good!
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  • SONGHAO 3 Jan 2018
    Very lucky, the probability of seeing a whale, crew and friends are very friendly.
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