Whale Watch KaikouraCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
- 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 - Review
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.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Information
- 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.
How To reach Whale Watch Kaikoura by Public Transport
- Kaikoura Train Station
Restaurants Near Whale Watch Kaikoura
- Sonic Bar & Restaurant
- Maxtons Restaurant
- Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
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Things to Know Before Visiting Whale Watch Kaikoura
95% of people who visit Kaikoura include Whale Watch Kaikoura in their plan
06 AM - 07 AM
36.78% of people start their Whale Watch Kaikoura visit around 06 AM - 07 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Whale Watch Kaikoura
93.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Whale Watch Kaikoura
Whale Watch Kaikoura Map
Whale Watch Kaikoura Trips
1 View16 Days 15 Nights16 Day Trip to Taupo, Wellington, Rotorua, Queenstown, Kaikoura, Whitianga, Napier from PendletonBy: Guest UserCity: Taupo, Rotorua, Wellington, Whitianga, Kaikoura, Napier, Queenstown
Whale Watch Kaikoura, Kaikoura Reviews
Whales Watch is not only a company which allow you to watch whales, this is a company that will also notify you when whales will dive and they will make sure that the boat is well positioned with a good background for your pictures. We appreciated during the cruise having detailed explanations on whales. And if you are not lucky, you'll be refund of 80% of your ticket. The car park is very big. You should arrive at least 30min before your trip. Then you'll wait 30min to watch a video which explain the security procedures. 10 min after, you'll be on the boat for a 2h hours trip. So count 4h before the time you arrive and time you'll leave.
Saw two whales and a pod of dusky dolphins. In addition to the amazing sites it is obvious the owners put a lot of effort into creating a great and safe experience. The staff is fun and well trained. There is a lot of additional information provided via powerpoint like presentation. The guides have a good vibe and really care about the providing environmentally friendly tours. Nothing is done at the expense of the animals viewed. All of it works together to create an experience that is well worth the money.
Had an absolutely amazing experience! Went on the 1:15pm tour in early March. Saw one sperm whale first, and then another pair! Then saw some dancing dolphins too by chance, and also a flying albatross too. It was a fine day and the ride wasn't too rough. We could all go out to the deck for viewing and it felt safe, as they have 5 staff on the boat. They have sonic tracking devices and know the whales too to know exactly where the whales are. We booked a few months ahead online, for the scheduled times because the spaces do fill up quickly. But apparently if weather and viewing is good, they would add more tours and allow standbys, so even if online schedules are full, do call them and try your luck. Allow 2 days’ stay in Kaikoura to increase your chance though as the weather is variable and boats only go out when it's absolutely safe because it is high sea out there. How the company was founded 30 years ago was intriguing and inspiring too; it's staff are understanding and accommodating. Definitely worth coming all the way here for it as this is probably the only place on earth you can come so close to seeing happy wild whales in a motor boat, with 90%+ sighting chances.
Due to bad weather which resulted in emergency road closures, we were actually unable to make our tour. Regardless, Whale Watch Kaikoura still deserve a 5 star rating. They kept us updated throughout the day and advised of road closures, offered to rebook us on another tour and eventually refunded our trip with absolutely no hassle. Highly recommend, great customer service. I will definitely be rebooking when we return to NZ. Thanks!
This was such a fab evening out. To see whales in there natural environment. Had the bonus of seeing huge pods of dolphins. Such beautiful animals. The information giving and services of the crew is excellent. Well done to all