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Whale Watching Cruise

Board your Whale Watch Kaikoura vessel at "The Whaleway Station, Railway Station Road, Kaikoura to commence a Whale Watch Kaikoura cruise. The vessel is a modern catamaran designed especially for whale watching. The main passenger cabin is enclosed, air-conditioned and fitted with comfortable seating, while large outside decks offer great viewing and photo opportunities. Prepare for exciting up-close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales. Clients may also see migratory humpback whales (June-July), Hector's and Dusky Dolphins, Orcas (December-March) and NZ Fur Seals, as well as plenty of bird species including Royal Albatross, Petrels and Shearwaters. Cruise concludes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes after commencement, back at "The Whaleway Station.

Dolphin Encounter Watch

Enjoy a tour that enables you to swim or watch the dusky dolphins in their natural habitat. A complete guided commentary is given throughout the trip. There is the opportunity to swim with the dolphins (wetsuits and snorkelling equipment will be provided) during the tour for those that have booked this option. Tour concludes approximately 3.5 hours after commencement, at Kaikoura Township.

Albatross Encounter Watch

Experience the sensation of getting close to the mighty Albatross, one of the worlds largest flight birds. It is the vast offshore canyons, with their nutrient rich waters, which is responsible for the variety of sealife off Kaikoura. Tour concludes approximately 2.5 hours after commencement returning to Kaikoura.

Whale Watching Flight

Experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm whale, playful Dusky Dolphins, and majestic scenery from above! With towering mountains, panoramic ocean views and a year-round whale and dolphin population, Kaikoura is a spectacular place. Whale watching by airplane offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale from head to tail as he breathes on the ocean's surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura's marine wildlife during your 30-minute flight from the comfort of a high winged aircraft. Each flight includes a briefing about the marine environment and details relating to the safety aspects of the aircraft. On a typical flight passengers can expect to see the majestic Sperm Whale preparing for his next dive and up to 500 Dusky Dolphins cavorting with each other. Occasional sightings include Orca, Humpback, Pilot and the mighty Blue Whale.