Whale Watch Kaikoura

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  • Address: The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
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  • Timings: 06:45 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-33196767
  • Ticket Price: 145 NZD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Tour, Water Sport, Nature

Whale Watch Kaikoura gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the majestic creatures from the oceans that are a cause of great wonder in humans. The sheer size of these creatures makes one think of just how insignificant one is on the face of this earth.

Whale watching can be done in very few places on the earth and the experience in New Zealand is unparalleled. The Whales roam freely around as you admire their majesty in your boat.

Seeing the whales is certainly a once in a life time experience. The best part is that the Whale watch is a eco-friendly activity. You can be assured that you will not disturb the whales too much thanks to the sustainable nature of the whole operation. It is certainly an amazing experience worth having in Kaikoura.

  • The last tour leaves at 3:30 pm.
  • All throughout the year there are fixed tours at 7:15 am, 10:00 am and 12:45 pm irrespective of the season.
  • It is better to book the tour online and in advance.

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  • Whale Watch Kaikoura Address: The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
  • Whale Watch Kaikoura Contact Number: +64-33196767
  • Whale Watch Kaikoura Timing: 06:45 am - 04:00 pm
  • Whale Watch Kaikoura Price: 145 NZD
  • Best time to visit Whale Watch Kaikoura(preferred time): 07:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Whale Watch Kaikoura: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 88.87% of people who visit Kaikoura include Whale Watch Kaikoura in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their Whale Watch Kaikoura visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Whale Watch Kaikoura

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whale Watch Kaikoura

People normally club together Ohau Waterfall Walk And Stream Walk and Kaikoura Ranges while planning their visit to Whale Watch Kaikoura.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • I'm sure this is a brilliant experience but we went twice and didn't see any whales. The first time the tour was cancelled and we didn't find out until arrival so we wasted time and fuel. Our tour was then rescheduled for another time which did run although no Wales to be spotted. We received an 80% refund. I understand that our circumstance was very unlikely. The only reason I've given 3 stars is because we could have been notified sooner that there were no whales in the area and that the tour was cancelled, saving us time and fuel.

  • Good activity to watch whales. I unfortunately saw only one but they are animal so we can't ask them to be there or stand still while we're talking pictures... The boat ride to the whale watch site was excellent.

  • Five whales. One massive pod of dolphins. Two happy children. Pleased parents. It was a perfect, calm, winters day, the Kaikorua mountains snow slathered and glorious, with the whales appearing as soon as we got out to the feeding grounds. Worth doing. Great photos. And it didn't feel too disrespectful... the boat stayed a reasonable distance away and drifted with the whales until they dived. Our boat wasn't crowded.

  • Amazing water adventure. Highly recommended a must do if you love sea creatures. Crew are splendid gave lots of information. Awesomeness!!!

  • Great staff, well organized and honest about seeing whales. If you don’t you get your money back! One recommendation-take a SEA SICKNESS REMEDY unless you are know you don’t get seasick. The majority don’t and there are a lot of unhappy whale watchers who can’t appreciate the experience because of it. They SELL the pills there.

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