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Address: Railway Station Road | The Whaleway Station, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 319 6767
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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"THE ULTIMATE MARINE EXPERIENCE" Whale Watch is New Zealand's...

"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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Very good organised trip

We had a supergood experience with the boat, the staff and ofcourse the whale we spotted (and the albatros and the Dolphins). This trip is really worth it. The mountains... read more

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New Delhi, India
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a supergood experience with the boat, the staff and ofcourse the whale we spotted (and the albatros and the Dolphins). This trip is really worth it. The mountains surrounding the sea, the sun, the animals, it is really amazing!! When you take the second trip, the first boat is telling them where to go.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for 10.30 trip was brilliant saw a humpback and a sperm whale and many brilliant photo opportunities. Boat very comfortable and crew were brilliant especially Two he was fantastic. Very informative and learnt a lot. Thank you for a brilliant day out! Definitely would recommend it's worth it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An awesome few hours that we will never forget. Friendly and informative staff who took health and safety very seriously. They made it very clear that there was a good chance of sea sickness so we took sea legs before the trip - I highly recommend this as it gets very choppy and we went on a pretty calm day.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on the last Whale Watch tour of the day. Our tour seemed to be full. The weather was sunny but quite windy. There was also quite a swell, so the boat bounced around a bit. The crew made sure that we were kept safe. They also kept us well-informed, explaining a great deal about whale behaviour. We had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best experiences of my life!! We were very lucky - took the 10am trip, and the weather was good, lots of sunshine and the sea was relatively calm. We saw 5 Sperm whales and at one point were surrounded by 200 Dolphins! The Crew on board were very knowledgeable and some of them were very funny!! All... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic experience with all the staff, both at the Whale Watch offices and then again the staff on the boat. We were lucky enough to see 4 whales (for only a couple of minutes each) and huge pods of dolphins. Although a bit disappointed we didn't really see much, I would definitely do it again.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with my son today, 18th August. Seas very calm, boat modern, comfortable and great viewing from the deck. Staff very informative and friendly. Took the second of three trips offered, the 10:30. At 11 we had safety briefing, then 5 minute coach to the boat. It was very comfortable boat. Saw humpback after 15 mins. Pulled up 50 metres... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic tour of the bay. Saw a sperm whale and lots of dolphins and seals! Crew are fantastic and very informative. Comfortable boat.

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a chilly day, I had my beanie, groves and down jacket for this trip. The water was a bit rough still can’t beat the scenery! If you are not a boat person, make sure you take medication before you get on-board, I used SEA-BANDS which you can barrow it from Whale Watch and they also sell Sea Crackers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get your camera, (& stomach ready) for a great trip. We not only saw whales, Sperm & Blue, we also saw lots of dolphins as they tracked the boat. It was a beautiful afternoon - if a bit cold. A number of passengers were still sea-sick. The boat races out to the whale areas & tracks them by sound and/or... More 

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