About Whalewatch Kaikoura Tourism Attraction
Whale Watch Kaikoura offers visitor a unique and exciting encounter with New Zealand’s largest mammal: the Giant Sperm Whale. Our tours cruise the waters off the coast of Kaikoura, on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Over the course of your two and a half hour cruise, our experienced guides will entertain and inform you with stories about the marine wildlife.
Founded in 1987, Whale Watch Kaikoura has won multiple awards for tourism in New Zealand over the years. Growing from a small team with an inflatable raft, we now operate a fleet of modern catamarans especially designed for whale watching. Our crew are highly trained to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Our cruises occur several times a day all year. Giant Sperm Whales are a year-round resident of the waters around Kaikoura, and 95% of our tours successfully encounter whales. If your Whale Watch Kaikoura cruise does not see whales, we will refund 80% of your fare.