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Address: Railway Station Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 319 6767
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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We went out on a sunny Winter day and had an experience to remember for ever. The boat was great and very comfy and the staff were incredibly professional and really entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went out on a sunny Winter day and had an experience to remember for ever. The boat was great and very comfy and the staff were incredibly professional and really entertaining. We saw 3 sperm whales and they each kindly dived down and showed us their tails. An extra special plus that we weren't expecting was to see 8... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was such a great way to watch for whales! We were on a Catamaran with crew and a very good looking female Captain!...who certainly knew her stuff! We sailed out quite a distance and the whales were proving elusive so our lady Captain stopped the boat and used her deep sea equipment to locate the whales! We set off... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We took the cruise of 12.45pm. We saw 5 or 6 whales it's was awesome. We really enjoyed the trip. There was a perfect weather. This was a really good experience, we recommend it !

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Whale watching was the most amazing experience we saw 5 whales and missed 2 the crew were awesome and really friendly would really recommend doing a whale watch in beautiful Kaikoura. They tell me that winter is the best time.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had gone with this company to watch the Humpback Whale 5 years ago. I suggested my family to do it again this year. Even the weather was not so good, we were still lucky to watch one. This company is really professional with rich experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was indeed one of the biggest highlights from our trip to NZ. I had read reviews and glad that I chose the one for the boat and not the air. One gem of an advice. People having sea sickness are strongly recommended to take the tablets from nearby pharmacy as the sea at times is choppy. I am glad... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While we were disappointed we didn't see any whales (however, getting 80% of our money back did soften the blow), but the boat ride was beautiful and the guides we a lot of fun. Many people on our boat did get sea sick, so bring some ear plugs to block the noise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went to New Zealand to visit family and they'd never been on a Whale Watch; so we went as a group. This was one of my favorite experiences EVER! The crew on the boat were fabulous; they explained about what type of whale we'd see and even knew the whale we did see by name. The tour is approximately 3... More 

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KaikouraWhaleWatch, Manager at Whale Watch, responded to this review

We are so glad that you were able to join with us during your time in New Zealand, it really is something special to be able to see these creatures in their natural environment isn't it. Thanks for your feedback we really appreciate you taking the time. More 

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

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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KaikouraWhaleWatch, Manager at Whale Watch, responded to this review

Kia Ora Andrea, we are so glad that you had such a great time on your tour. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo, appreciate it. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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KaikouraWhaleWatch, Manager at Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, so glad you were able to join with us during your travels. Thanks again. More 

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Address: Railway Station Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 319 6767
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaikoura
Average Prices: USD 65 - 65

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