If truth be told it is a lot easier to see the Dolphins playing around from outside the water.
Not only that you will get to witness a huge variety of birds including the scary looking Albatross in the process.
With the sperm Whale, Humpback whale, blue whale, pilot whale and Orca (actually a dolphin) regular visitors to the seas of Kaikoura you have a pretty decent chance of seeing a Whale if you book onto on of the Whale watching tours on offer in Kaikoura New Zealand.
If you are hoping to see a particular type of Whale check what season those Whales pass by to avoid disappointment.
As with all Dolphin and Whale watching tours be prepared to go with a possibility that you do not see anything, that way you can enjoy the ride and hope for the best. Usually you will not be disappointed.
What else is there to do Kaikoura New Zealand?
Lets take a look at some of the other marine themed activities you can do in Kaikoura:
Maori leap – cave
Diving & Snorkelling – one of the best spots in NZ
Horse Trekking – if you don’t fancy the hike, why not!
Free stuff to do
Hiking / Trekking – take a wander up Mt Fyffe for mouth-watering view of Kaikoura
Birdwatching – See Albatross, Petrels, Shearwaters, Shags, Terns and Gulls
Surfing – Kaikoura has some of the best waves in NZ
How do you get to Kaikoura New Zealand?
If you jump off at Picton (the main port between the North and South islands) and head towards Christchurch along the coast for around 2 hours you will arrive at Kaikoura.
As you approach the town you will notice the obvious decent from the mountains to the ocean and this is also continues under the water.
Alternatively if you can fly into Christchurch and head along the east coast towards Picton for around 2.5 hours.