Kaikoura – Whale Watch Cruise – 24 March

From $165

per person


Kaikōura is the whale watching capital of New Zealand, every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant sperm whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. 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 migrating humpback whales, pilot whales, blue whales and southern right whales. Kaikōura often hosts the orca – and is home to the world’s smallest and rarest – the Hector’s. Kaikōura also attracts the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand including 13 species of albatross, 14 varieties of petrels and 7 types of shearwater.

The main passenger cabin is enclosed and large outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities. Spacious air-conditioned interiors are fitted with comfortable seating while large plasma screens display our award-winning marine wildlife animations. Passenger numbers for each tour are kept well below our vessel carrying capacity to ensure your tour experience remains a personal one.


  • 2-hour whale watch cruise departing 12.45pm (we leave Nelson 7am to make this time comfortably)
  • Onboard visual presentation
  • After the tour, we will continue onto Hanmer Springs for overnight accommodation

Activity Date

Day 16

Additional Information:

We have a 95% success rate with viewing sperm whales so we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.

Cancellation Policy – no refund inside 48 hours

From $165

per person

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