Whale Watch Kaikoura, Kaikoura
Whale Watch Kaikoura, Kaikoura - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: The Whaleway Station Whaleway Road, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
Ticket Price: 145 NZD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:45 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Whale Watch Kaikoura, Kaikoura
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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Whale Watch Kaikoura, Kaikoura Reviews - Write a Review
After reading the terms and conditions carefully I booked my whale watch tour back in May and travelled from Singapore to New Zealand to board the whale watching boat and see some whale. Of course I fully realised that it may possible that we would not see any whales on the whale watch tour. On the day of the tour the weather was fantastic and we arrived 10 minutes before the tour was scheduled to leave. Shortly after that an announcement sounded that the tour was cancelled as the previous whale watch tour has not seen any whales. I was stunned - I reread the terms and conditions and confirmed there is no mention of the likelihood of the tour being cancelled if the tour operator did not think that whales could be seen on the tour. They just stated to call before arriving as the tour may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Furthermore the T&C states that if whales are not seen on the tour 80% of the cost would be refunded - to the reader it strongly infers the tour would go ahead even if the likelihood of seeing whales is Low...... the tour operator is completely misrepresenting and the T&Cs are not clear enough. The T&C must be updated with - “Please be aware if the days previous boat tours have not seen a whale, we may cancel the subsequent tours”. This will empower the customers to ask the rights questions before booking I.E (I) are the weather conditions favourable to take out the boats (ii) what is the likelihood of seeing a whale? and have the previous boat tours seen whales. Additionally I phoned the previous day but due to the late arrival of our flight it was out of hours and I listened to the Kaikoura voicemail message, this contained no useful information - I would suggest it would be useful to add a short update of that days whale watch I.E no whales were seen in our catchment area today .... or .... 2 whales were seen today. In the age of information technology, the Kaikoura whale watch tours give remarkably little information. Thanks whale watch tours you have really wasted my time today on my holiday - this is totally unacceptable.
Fantastic experience. Very friendly staf, shop with lots of souvenirs and café/restaurant at start. You get a lot of interesting stories and movies on the boat while searching for whales, sharks, birds. Due to their experience and tools the chance of a whale encounter is over 90%!
First tour for three days due to bad weather and everyone was skeptical about seeing a whale. Just before we headed back a sperm whale was spotted! Well worth the trip out for the stunning marine life and scenery. Service was very professional although the presentation is a bit lacklustre.
A great experience ! A great and friendly team who explains well. A good way to approach whales with respct.
Great tour. One of the highlights of NZ tour. Worth every money. Really proffesionaly organized. We have seen 3 whales on our tour!