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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Whale Watching in Kaikoura by Boat

Located on the eastern shores of New Zealand’s South Island, Kaikoura is famous for the spectacular array of marine wildlife living off its shores—but to see the best of it, you have to take to the waves. On this tour, cruise into Kaikoura’s deep waters by speedy catamaran with running commentary throughout from your guide, and spot dolphins, seals, and sperm whales in their natural habitat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Air Tours

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Air Whale Watching in Kaikoura

Enjoy two unforgettable experiences combined into one exciting activity: whale watching plus a scenic flight. Kaikoura is famous as a place to go on whale-watching tours, and this tour from the air is a thrilling twist on the more conventional activity. From the air you can really appreciate the size of Sperm whales. Also spot other marine life, like dolphins, while checking out the spectacular coastal and mountain scenery.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

Hover above Kaikoura Canyon on an unforgettable helicopter flight in search of year-round sperm whales. If sighted, you’ll orbit the length of an entire whale while listening to your pilot’s commentary. Search the waters of the Kaikoura Peninsula for other marine life before an alpine landing in the Seaward Kaikoura Range. Please note, this is the only whale-watching helicopter tour fully permitted by New Zealand's Department of Conservation.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Other Water Sports

Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure

The mountains, beaches, and dramatic coastline of Kaikoura are even more impressive from above. On this tour, soar overhead on a thrilling helicopter flight and enjoy a spectacular aerial view of Kaikoura, Clarence River Valley, and the Papatea Fault. Look out for whales, dolphins, and fur seals as you swoop along the Pacific Coast, then touchdown at Hapuku lake to admire the stunning scenery up close.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Heli-Whale Watch Explorer

Marvel at Kaikoura’s local whale population from the sky on this short helicopter tour over the Kaikoura coast. Get impressive, head-to-tail views of the sperm whales that live in the Hikurangi Marine Reserve on this unique whale-watching opportunity, led by the only helicopter company that is certified by the Department of Conversation to carry out aerial whale-watching tours.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Ocean Safari Heli-Whale Watch

Whale-watching is a popular pastime for visitors to Kaikoura, which means that the town’s many whale-watching cruises can get crowded. On this private helicopter tour, see Kaikoura’s year-round whale populations without jostling for a spot to see them. Fly over the migratory routes for sperm whales, humpback whales and more, seeing the whales from tail to tip. After your whale-watching, take in the rest of the dramatic Kaikoura scenery with a flight over the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges and the Kaikoura Peninsula.
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  • 45 minutes
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