Award winning Whale Watch Kaikōura – New Zealand’s only marine-based whale watching company offers visitors exciting close encounters with Giant Sperm Whales at all times of the year.

Kaikōura’s semi resident Sperm Whales share their unique world with a host of other whale and dolphin species – all regular sightings aboard Whale Watch tours. Their 95% success rate means they guarantee an 80% refund if your tour does not see a whale.

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

Whale Watch Kaikōura offers 10% discount on Adult whale watching tours. You need to be logged in as a member to see the information on ‘How to get your deal’.

Tours & Products

Tours are scheduled daily at 7.15am, 10am and 12.45pm (an extra tour at 3.30pm Nov – March).

Bookings are essential.

Hostels Nearby

Dusky Lodge & Backpackers

Sunrise Lodge

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Discount to be applied at time of check-in of tour, 10% will be refunded to your card
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
the backpacker group

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