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Address: Railway Station Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 319 6767
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Description: "THE ULTIMATE MARINE EXPERIENCE" Whale Watch is New Zealand's only marine...
"THE ULTIMATE MARINE EXPERIENCE" Whale Watch is New Zealand's only marine based Whale watching company offering exciting up-close encounter with the world's largest toothed predator the Giant Sperm Whale in their natural environment at all times of the year, our 95% success rate means we guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.
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Great whale watching experience!!!

We went on a whaling trip with Whale Watch Kaikoura and we really enjoyed it. We have a couple people in the family who get sea sick but we didn't get sick. The boat stopped a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went on a whaling trip with Whale Watch Kaikoura and we really enjoyed it. We have a couple people in the family who get sea sick but we didn't get sick. The boat stopped a lot so everyone could get some fresh air. We saw two whales: two sperm whales. We also saw some dusky Dolphins and a New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Don't miss Kaikoura when you visit New Zealand. And DON'T miss the whale watch ! This is a great experiance. The crew and the captain was truly great ! I would do it again, and can highly recommend this tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful morning for sailing however, when our trip started, the sea became quite choppy. This make for quite a rough ride out to sea. The crew were capable and reassuring. But I wish that the crews talk didn't include quite so much info about sea sickness. We had a sighting of 2 whales feeding which was amazing... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had quite rough sea conditions and they offered to reschedule if we wanted but we went for it. I'd advise taking sea sickness pills beforehand as quite a lot of people were sick. I don't normally get seasick but you had to sit inside while the boat was moving and I felt a bit queasy. We managed to see... More 

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SW, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Booked the Whale Watch from the UK opting for an early afternoon trip. Woke up to a beautiful day in Kaikoura and decided to go to the Whale Watch office to take advice on clothing required for the trip. Advised that a southerly on its way and likely that afternoon trips were likely to be cancelled so they offered to... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

As a family we love whales and dolphins so we were really looking forward to this.At the end of 3 hours we had seen 2 sperm whales, a very frisky pod of dolphins and some up close and personal encounters with the fur seals -all in all a very satisfying morning.And we learnt a lot about the sea canyons in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Easy check in and perfect weather. We were able to get up close to two sperm whales and take the money photo of the tails coming out of the water. The crew were superb and the commentary was excellent. On the way back, we found an albatross sitting in the water and were able to take close-up photos. We were... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed with the professionalism of the staff at Whale Watch Kaikoura. Before arriving, we needed to change our tour date. I sent an email requesting the change which was handled within two hours of my request. Communication was good before our arrival and on the day of our trip. We had a beautiful morning for our watch.... More 

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Union KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This has been experience I've wanted to do for some time, and on our NZ trip seemed perfect time to do it. Weather cooperated (very important) , and my wife and I had fantastic time with 2 whale sightings. Good value for experience, and crew made us feel very safe,they were great. I thought commentary by guide was very good,and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Seeing a sperm whale up close and personal is majestic. While we only saw one on our trip, it still was a wonderful experience. We then went to a pod of dolphins, something we are used to seeing at home (albeit not this type). That was good, too. I would have given this 5 stars if the guide hadn't talked... More 

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