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A Humpback whale enjoying this Winter sunshine as much as us 🌞 @forcemediaphoto 📸


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What an absolute dream come true today was. Four sightings & dives of 3 sperm whales, a pod of thousands of Dusky dolphins, 2 Albatrosses & some Fur seals. Did not stop smiling & crying the whole trip 🐋 #kaikourawhalewatch


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The smallest and one of the most rarest oceanic species found right here in Kaikoura 🐬 @allan_annika 📸


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Waving hello to the weekend like 👋🏼
Come visit the Humpbacks this Winter, we’re been seeing so many on our tours this week 🐋
@tamzin.nz 📸


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My little explorer loving her @whalewatchkaikoura adventure! We spotted so many whales...humpbacks and sperm whales!! Amazing afternoon out - highly recommended!!
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#newzealand #kaikoura #kaikourawhalewatch #whalewatching


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Some very sad news from us here at Whale Watch Kaikoura.
Last Saturday a dead Sperm whale washed up just North of Kaikōura, at Marfall's Beach.
After our Sea Crew and Otago researchers were able to take a good look at his fluke, we can now confirm that the Sperm whale is Kaha, also identified as HL50.
Records show that we had been seeing him in Kaikōura since as early as 2005. We shared an amazing Summer just been with Kaha, regularly watching him breach, tail slap and even chase away other Sperm whales from his territory.
Kaha means strong and courageous, both traits he was known for.
It was an absolute privilege having so many wonderful encounters and getting to share so much time on the water with this beautiful whale. Haere rā Kaha, farewell 💙
His cause of death is still unknown. Local iwi are to bless Kaha, before deciding on a suitable burial site.
@allan_cronin 📸


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It was pretty busy in the sea this day ! #newzealand #kaikourawhalewatch #whales #dolphins #albatross #funday #amazing


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Friday’s made extra special when there’s Dusky dolphins out to play 🐬 @kikipictures 📸


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In the real size scale.
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#kaikoura #kaikouranz #kaikourawhalewatch


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DAY 9.
Kaikoura Whale Watch. (Guarantee...)
What a wonderful creature.... we’re glad that we found 6 sperm whales showing their tail that day.... and the other one didn’t. Very nice shape of them, just browse “sperm whale” .. you’ll know what I mean...
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Throwback to last year in NZ whale watching 🐳










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School holidays are fast approaching! Keep your kids occupied over the break by taking them whale watching, for free 🐋
Check out our Highlight Story for more info 🙌🏼


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Stop 5 of our $5000 worth of NZ travel giveaway road trip. Kaikoura! Come to Kaikoura to go on the world famous whalewatch Kaikoura and to see lots of other amazing wild life including seals, Albatros, dolphins and penguins. #winholiday #newzealand #newzealandguide #newzealandroadtrip #cheekykiwitravel #newzealandtours #newzealandvacations #newzealandtrip #winnewzealand #newzealandgiveaway #100percent #100percentnatural #newzealandbackpackers #kaikoura #kaikouracoast #kaikouranz #kaikourawhalewatch #whalewatchkaikoura #spermwhale #seals #penguins #albatros #kaikouraseafoodbbq #crayfish #whaletail


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Stop 5 of our $5000 worth of NZ travel giveaway road trip. Kaikoura! Come to Kaikoura to go on the world famous whalewatch Kaikoura and to see lots of other amazing wild life including seals, Albatros, dolphins and penguins. #winholiday #newzealand #newzealandguide #newzealandroadtrip #cheekykiwitravel #newzealandtours #newzealandvacations #newzealandtrip #winnewzealand #newzealandgiveaway #100percent #100percentnatural #newzealandbackpackers #kaikoura #kaikouracoast #kaikouranz #kaikourawhalewatch #whalewatchkaikoura #spermwhale #seals #penguins #albatros


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that time we woke up at 6am to go spot whales and it was totally worth it 🐳 📷: @meganskennedy


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I may be wrong but this huge area of rock, the size of several football pitches was raised by 7m after the earthquake near #kaikoura Used to be under water! Kaikoura is an amazing place, stunning scenery, lovely people and whales! So go visit #kaikouranz #kaikourawhalewatch #kaikouradolphins


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Waking up on a Friday morning like 🙌🏼 Just flipping out because it’s the weekend 🐬 @aslackwanderer 📸


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Flight over Kaikoura to watch whales and dolphins ! 🐋🐬 We saw a whale and a group of around 200 dolphins ! We were like crazy !
Unfortunately it doesn’t show up good on pictures but still the landscape is worth it.
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#whales #dolphins #flight #whalewatching #kaikoura #kaikourawhalewatch #kaikouracoast #seenfromthesky


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Magical encounters along the coast of Kaikoura, who would love to see this giant in the wild? 🐋 @haley_baxter 📸


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Did you know Kaikoura is perfectly positioned alongside a Humpback Highway? We are so excited for whale watching this Winter! 🐋


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More Sperm Whales in the waters
around #kaikoura #kaikourawhalewatch


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Sperm Whales #kaikoura #kaikourawhalewatch


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Being humbled by magnificent Sperm Whales #kaikoura #kaikourawhalewatch #kaikouranz


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Whale watching Kaikoura...amazing experience #kaikourawhalewatch


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“Could’ve watched this Humpback allll day... came across this one on its back waving its pectorals in the air all whilst playing amongst a pod of dusky dolphins 💙🐬🐋✨ and this was the icing on the cake after seeing 4 of the semi resident Sperm Whales.” - @callynholder 📸


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New Zealand winter sun..Kaikoura Lookout, South Island #kaikoura #kaikourapeninsula #kaikourawhalewatch


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On a Whale Watch boat.


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These male Sperm whales feed out in the Kaikoura Canyon all year round 🐋 Winter is our favourite time of the year to see them 🙌🏼


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It's magical to see this giant roaming in the wild. Moment captured by @dansherwood121 of a sperm whale in Kaikoura -
#wildshouldstaywild #spermwhale #animallovers #ourblueplanet


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Is it ok to do a throwback Monday?:/ #newzealandmagic #newzealandsky #whalewatchingmorning #kaikourawhalewatch


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These wee critters can be found all along Kaikoura’s coastline and regularly sighted on our tours. Who else’s hearts melt when they see these guys? 😍 @dullupp 📸


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As a final treat 10 mins before port a pod of common #dolphins appeared and were joined by a pod of dusky dolphins!! Really topped off a great day (though not sure the half of the boat throwing up were quite so enthusiastic!) #latergram 27th March 2018
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At the furthest point the tour could reach (28 miles offshore) after 2 hrs of no luck - finally a sperm whale!!! This is one of the resident bachelor males called #Tutu. They aren't the most photogenic on the surface but this was a truly awesome sight! (#latergram 27 March 2018)
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#whale #mammalsofnewzealand #mammals #nzwildife #newzealand #cetaceans #cetacea #365dayswild #natureholiday #nature #sealife #marinemammals #southisland #spermwhale #pacific #ocean #kaikourawhalewatch #kaikoura #odontoceti


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ตั้งใจขับรถจาก Christchurch มาดูวาฬ แต่ลมแรง ทะเลมีคลื่นสูง งดออกเรือ แต่ไม่เป็นไรได้เห็นแมวน้ำแล้ว 👍🏻👍🏻 #ความสนุกของที่นี่คือตอบไม่ได้ว่าเรือจะออกรึป่าว ต้องมาจนถึง ณ เวลาที่บุ๊คไว้ ขนาดมาถึงก่อนเวลา 30 นาทีไปถามก่อนว่าเรือจะออกได้ไหมก็ยังไม่สามารถบอกได้ ต้องรอจนถึงเวลาจิงไๆ ถ้า ณ นาทีนั้นเรือออกไม่ได้ก็คือขับกลับ พีคคคค !! #kaikourawhalewatch #kaikoura #NZ #amazingNZ #NewZealand #backpack #backpacker #SoSoftlovestraveling #SoSoftinNZ #meanddaddytime #daddydaycare #fujiXA3


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Throwback before midnight #520 #老婆 ❤️ #tbs #kaikourawhalewatch


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Meet the Sperm Whale, the world’s largest toothed whale and largest toothed predator (16-20m, 35-60 tons). #kaikourawhalewatch


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Cheeky common dolphins greeting us on our whale-tracking journey. #kaikourawhalewatch


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On the way back to the coast we were chased by schools of dolphins. It was so beautiful to see them jumping and playing so close to the boat! We also saw a seal doing wonderful acrobatics and a few albatross. We loved it!
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#newzealand #kaikourawhalewatch #duskydolphin #dolphins #delfini #travelsouthernhemisphere #ilviaggiodeisogni #instatravel #kaikouranz @whalewatchkaikoura #wildlifephotography #wildlifeplanet @natgeotravel


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We started the trip in the South Island. It is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand but also the less populous. The day after arriving we did a whale watching trip in Kaikoura. It was a magic experience and for sure one of our best day! We have been really lucky to see three sperm whales and each time they showed us the tail before preparing to dive again up to 3000m deep hunting for Octopus. Watching whales was for us one of the most profound of all wildlife experiences :)
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#newzealand #travelcouple #traveltheworld #kiwi #newcountry #bestcountryintheworld #nzsouthisland #kaikoura #whale #balena #kaikourawhalewatch #instatravel @whalewatchkaikoura #kaikouranz


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Happy Friday! 🐬 What adventures do you have planned this weekend?


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Kaikoura is such a sweet coastal town surrounded by marine life and mountains. A mandatory pit stop when heading North!


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RAHHHRRHH.


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Early morning whale watching in Kaikoura. 🐋


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One of our favorite moments with a camera so far was whale watching in Kaikoura, NZ. This was our first time seeing whales in the wild, and man - it was awesome!
Sperm whales only surface for a few minutes before diving up to 1,200 metres (4,000 feet) to hunt for squid/large fish (even 🦈😱) and they can stay underwater for 90 minutes between those breaths!! That meant the second a spotter (planes, other boats) saw one of these beauties come up, we were off to the races to try to catch a little glimpse of them. Watching them spray and glide around on the surface before plunging back down to the depths will always stick with us. Have y’all ever had a moment like this in the wild? Where/what was it? || #whalewatchkaikoura #spermwhale #deepdive #natgeomyshot #whaletail


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Orca Monday was a serious thing this Summer. Fingers crossed for some more good luck heading into the colder months 🤞🏼@mrsconandoyle 📸


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What’s your favourite whale watching moment? 🐋 @petticoatstudio 📸


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🐋 See whales was a dream 🐋
I can check that on my list! .
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@whalewatchkaikoura

Follow your dreams, life is short ⭐️
If you want travelling, you can. Ask me, I will give you some guidance!

#whale #NewZeland #kaikoura #southisland #dream #huge #beautifull #animals #youcanifyouwant #kaikourawhalewatch


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I can’t even describe it... soooooooooooooooo amazing. After three cancelations finally went for whale 🐳 watching. Sea was still quite rough, but we enjoyed it very much. As bonus there were also Dusky dolphins, Hector’s dolphins, seals and albatross 👏#spermwhale #kaikourawhalewatch #tailtime


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Péninsule de #kaikoura depuis le cessna #trodlaballe #kaikouracoast #kaikourawhalewatch


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Diving down to feed on some Giant Squid, see you in another 45 mins Tutu 👋🏼 @chrisjwardphotography 📸


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I watched a pod of Orca's playfully swim around our boat yesterday and I still can't get over it. Obsessed by these magnificent beings. I want to see them again.. 🐳🐬😏 #orca #kaikourawhalewatch #pacificocean #freewilly #killerwhale #wolvesofthesea #apexpredator #newfoundlove #dolphins #whales #cetacean #baleine #scribblesthatmatter #marinelife #mammals #loveyourfellowbeings #blackandwhite #lines


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The migratory Humpback whale season is fast approaching! This is why we love whale watching in Winter ❄️ @allan_cronin 📸


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