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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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Amazing Whales

The crew was very nice, they are very well prepared and ready to catch the whales!and we saw a lot of whales! We had a great time

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The crew was very nice, they are very well prepared and ready to catch the whales!and we saw a lot of whales! We had a great time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Whale watch was a very nice experience. The sail off point had all sort of information, about the next trips, sea weather etc. The presenter on the cruise was very animated and informative. Watching the whales up close was a great experience. We saw 2 sperm whales, seals, albatros and groups of dolphins.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Lucked out with a beautiful clear day. Saw 3 Sperm Whales, Fur Seals, Hector's Dolphins, and a Little Blue Penguin while out on the tour. Crew was very professional and informative. Super happy I made the 2-hour drive from Christchurch to do this. I'm sure it can be hit or miss with weather and what animals are spotted, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We did this tour a year ago and saw 4 sperm whales, dusky dolphins, albatross and a blue penguin and it was amazing. This year my wife's mum came to visit so I contemplated staying behind and saving the money but fear of missing out was too great! So this trip was just as good once again 4 sperm whales,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend really wanted to go whalewatching but thought it would too expensive for us,however we ended up going and it was the best experience ever, we went on the 10am boat and literally as soon as we got out we saw a sperm whale, it was amazing and got incredible photos of the whale breaching. We also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were very lucky with this tour as the previous day's tours had all been cancelled due to bad weather. Although it was still cold we were lucky in our sightings, seeing two different whales on three occasions. The commentary was very informative and the boat comfortable with good access for viewing. Definitely a trip worth doing.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were a family group of 4 seniors & 2 couples with 2 kids each - in all 12 people from India. 6 of us booked the Whale Watch cruise @ 10am & the rest 6 took 40 minutes of helicopter ride each. We were very happy with the whale-spotting & the friendly crew made a big difference! Overall, highly... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a fantastic day whale watching in Kaikoura. We were very fortunate to see sperm whales, humpback whales and killer whales (orca). The crew were excellent, very knowledgeable and obviously had a great interest in marine life. Would highly recommend this trip, it was an unforgettable day!

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Best thing we did in NZ! GREAT tour company with a guarantee that whales will be seen. Not only did we see sperm whale, but Hector's Dolphins, seals, albatross and other marine life. Such a beautiful tour with an extremely friendly and professional crew and staff. HIGHLY recommended. The short educational film at the beginning was great info. This was... More 

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SC and Oz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Lovely spot and they have a guarantee on whale spotting, lovely ride out to see the whales, they have a helicopter that helps make sure that you are able to see whales. also a nice little trip along the coast to see albatross, seals, and other sea life. definately worth the cost! Actual travel was in 2011

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Address: Address: Railway Station Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 319 6767
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura

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