Whale Watch is New Zealand's only vessel based whale watching company, located in the town of Kaikoura.
Towering snow covered peaks fall to the Pacific Ocean where a deep undersea canyon just offshore attracts an extraordinary abundance of marine life, the most famous being the sperm whale.
Whale Watch Kaikoura have an impressive 95% success rate which means that you are guaranteed an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale. As well as whales, a typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dolphins and the endangered wandering albatross. Depending on the season you may also see a number of migrating whale species including humpback, pilot, blue and southern right.
Kaikoura also hosts the world's largest dolphin, the orca, and is home to the world's smallest and rarest, the Hector's. Kaikoura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of albatross, 14 varieties of petrel and 7 types of shearwater.
The company's fleet of modern catamarans are purpose designed for whale watching with engines that minimise underwater noise and toilets that never pollute the sea. The main passenger cabin is enclosed and outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities.