Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watching _ Kaikoura

Whale Watching _ Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura



  • Tours operate all year round along stunning coast environment with amazing mountains backdrop

  • Close encounters with the Giant Sperm Whales 

  • 95 % success rate in sighting whales backed up by an 80% refund if the tour does not sight a whale 

  • A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter NZ Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins, and the endangered Wandering Albatross

  • Dependant on the season you may also see migrating Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales & Southern Right Whales, as well as the largest dolphins – the Orca


Embark on a whale watching adventure from New Zealand's premier whale watching destination - Kaikoura - with one of the country's best whale watching tour companies! Known for its wide variety of whale species, a Kaikoura whale watching experience will put you in a great position to encounter not just more common species of whale like humpbacks, but also other rarer types such as Sperm Whales, Minke Whales, Fins and even the largest creature on earth - the mammoth Blue Whale.

Departing from Kaikoura, you'll get around 2.5 hours on the water as your friendly, experienced crew take you to all the best whale watching hot spots in the area to ensure you'll get the best possible chance to see the maximum number of whales available on the day. While making the trek out to whale waters, sit back and relax on the large, air-conditioned vessel and watch marine wildlife animations on the large plasma screens. One of the best and most comprehensive whale watching tours in New Zealand for those with a limited amount of time, book a Kaikoura whale watching adventure online today and see these beautiful creatures in their natural environment first hand!


  • Whale watch boat tour

  • Commentary in English


  • Any expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusions 

Additional Information

  • Child Admission: Age 3 – 15

  • Children under 3 years old are not permitted on the tour

  • No food or refreshment offered onboard. However, please feel free to bring a light snack and cold drinks along with you which can be purchased at the Flukes Café

  • You’re not guaranteed to see a whale. But the chances are very high. In the event that your tour does not see a whale, 80% of your fare will be refunded.

  • Your safety and comfort are of paramount importance. If the conditions are not suitable, tour will be cancelled. You are advised to telephone the free phone number for a conditions update (available on your confirmation voucher)

Hours & Pricing

  • Tours operate daily all year at 7:15am, 10:00am & 12:45pm 

  • Additional tour from Nov to March at 3:30pm

  • Duration: allow 3.5 hours





* Price valid until 30th September 2018


        The Whaleway Station, Whaleway Road, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand


How to Book

  1. Please fill out and submit the booking form. Once the form received, our team will check on the booking's availability on the date and/or time you prefer, otherwise, we will get in touch with you with an alternative date and/or time.

  2. Once the booking's availability confirmed, a payment link with the total amount to pay will be sent to you . Please complete payment as soon as possible to secure the booking as the availability can be changed from time to time. 

  3. Once the payment received, we will confirm your booking within 1 business day and a confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

How to use

  • Upon confirmation email received, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.

  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel 4 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.