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

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
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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.