Kaikoura Whale Watching Cruise

A huge proportion of the world’s sperm whale population pass the Kaikoura coasts and shores on their mammoth migratory missions, thanks to a deep channel that provides food and calm waters. 

Your intimate mini-vessel sets off from a place where the sea seems to push back against luscious green earth. It’s a slim strip of land that can be traversed in a matter of minutes on foot. Such scenery is a great way to start your stunning day of discovery. 

The size of your boat and skill of your captain mean you are able to get close enough to smell the salty smooth skin of the sperm whales. Knowing that they are safe in your presence, the king-size sea mammals are calm and content to swim and splash around nearby.

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