Kaikoura Whale Watching. A uniquely accessible encounter with marine life in its natural habitat.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Kaikoura offers a uniquely accessible encounter with marine life in its natural habitat. Spot the local Sperm Whales, or watch as a pod of hundreds of dolphins playful swim along side your boat. Keep an eye out for Pilot, Humpback and Southern Right whales, Orca, the largest of the dolphins or even a mighty Blue Whale.

Whale Surfacing Whale Diving Dusky Dolphin

This week's featured whale watching tours in Kaikoura are:

Featured Whale Watching Tours

Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $350.00 per person

Come experience views like no other, where the ocean meets the sea; see the beauty of Kaikoura and the incredible sperm whale from the comfort of a helicopter! This 30 minute helicopter tour allows you to see the whale from head to tail while experiencing incredible views. As New Zealand's only whale watching by helicopter company fully permitted by the Department of Conservation, join us to maximise your time with the whales, while minimising your impact on the animals. More...

Whale Watching in Kaikoura by boat

Whale Watching in Kaikoura by boat

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $150.00 per person

Whale Watch is located in the small coastal town of Kaikōura on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island a scenic two and a half-hour drive north from Christchurch and two hour drive south from Picton. Kaikōura is a special place of lush pastures and towering, snow covered peaks that fall to the sea. This rare magic continues just offshore where a deep undersea canyon combines with unusual sea currents to attract an extraordinary abundance of marine life, the most famous being the Giant... More...

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $635.00 per person

Watch whales and swim with dolphins. This is a overnight delight for all those who wish to get close to nature. Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura, where you will take a whale watch tour. Overnight in this tiny coastal town, before joining your Swim with Dolphins cruise. Dive into the oceans and swim next to these amazing mammals. A marine experience unmatched by any other.

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Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $650.00 per person

Soar above it all on our longest and most exclusive helicopter tour for an unforgettable adventure viewing amazing wildlife and scenery. This 60 minute trip over stunning Kaikoura takes in ocean and mountains in a one of a kind adventure that has you orbiting sperm whales and viewing marine life, then heading to the mountains for an alpine landing for the chance to walk around for incredible views in a remote and rugged location. Slowly orbit and view the entire whale on this extended tour with... More...

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch including Coastal Pacific Train

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch including Coastal Pacific Train

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $420.00 per person

Experience the natural treasures of New Zealand on a whale-watching cruise from the picturesque town of Kaikoura. Look for the mighty sperm whales that live in these waters along with dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and seabirds. Start the day with an early morning Train Journey from Christchurch to Kaikoura,  Admire breathtaking views of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges and visit a fur seal colony on land. Wrap up the day with a wine tasting at a vineyard in North Canterbury. Your... More...


A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday ParkA1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park - Motel.

Ideally situated just a 5-minute walk from Kaikoura Beach, A1 Kaikoura Motel offers free WiFi. Guests enjoy access to...

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip - Multi-day Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $1755.00 per person.

Journey through the North Island of New Zealand and explore Waitomo, Rotorua and Lake Taupo, and discover the natural...

 

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