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Whale Watch Cruise in Kaikoura

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  • Whale Watch Kaikoura is New Zealand’s ultimate whale watching experience that's available all-year round
  • Kaikoura is 2.5-hour scenic drive away from Christchurch with beautiful countryside views and is rated one of the best whale watching spots in the world
  • Get up close up with 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!

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
Kaikoura whales
Get up close to the mighty mammals on this immersive adventure
Kaikoura whale watching season
Learn about the majestic marine animals from your English-speaking guide
Kaikoura things to do
Bring home beautiful photos of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat


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