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.

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

Featured Whale Watching Tours

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $625.00 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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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 Watch Discovery by Helicopter

Whale Watch Discovery by Helicopter

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $550.00 per person

Hop on a helicopter to enjoy superb views of the impressive sperm whale, while taking in breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a 50 minute tour over the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary to view sperm whales from above, allowing you to see the entire whale. This extended tour gives you more time to view the wildlife and an alpine landing at our exclusive site where you can get out and walk around with unimpeded views of the mountains and ocean. More...

Ocean Safari Heli-Whale Watch

Ocean Safari Heli-Whale Watch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Kaikoura - Starting from $450.00 per person

In the stunning town of Kaikoura, where mountains meet ocean, experience the magnificent wildlife and scenery from the comfort of a helicopter and see the magnificent sperm whales from top to tail! Your 40 minute tour lets you experience the year round sperm whale population, with more time to enjoy the abundant marine life. If time allows an alpine landing is incorporated, letting you step out and walk around our exclusive alpine landing area to see breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the... More...

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Kaikoura Whale Watch Day Tour from Christchurch

Dolphin & Whale Watching - Christchurch - Starting from $310.00 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. 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 experienced guide shares informative commentary throughout the day on this fun and fascinating... More...


Koura Bay LodgeKoura Bay Lodge - Lodge.

Offering free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and an on-site walking trail, Koura Bay Lodge is a 13-minute drive from central...

Kaikoura WhalesKaikoura Whales - Air Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $2285.00 per person.

Kaikoura Whales

Fly with Garden City Helicopters, Christchurch  to Kaikoura for the ultimate whale watching...

 

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