Whale watch kaik­oura

Go Travel New Zealand - - Contents - Kaik­oura truly is a marine mecca.

Whale Watch Kaik­oura is New Zealand's only marine-based whale watch­ing com­pany of­fer­ing vis­i­tors an ex­cit­ing up-close en­counter with the gi­ant sperm whale at all times of the year. Their 95 per­cent suc­cess rate means guests are guar­an­teed an 80% re­fund if your tour does not see a whale. A typ­i­cal whale watch tour may also en­counter New Zealand fur seals, pods of dusky dol­phins and the en­dan­gered wan­der­ing al­ba­tross. De­pend­ing on the sea­son you may also see mi­grat­ing hump­back whales, pi­lot whales, blue whales and south­ern right whales. Kaik­oura of­ten hosts the world's largest dol­phin, the orca, and is home to the world's small­est and rarest, the hec­tor's. Kaik­oura also at­tracts the largest con­cen­tra­tion and va­ri­ety of seabirds on main­land New Zealand, in­clud­ing 13 species of al­ba­tross, 14 va­ri­eties of pe­trels and 7 types of shear­wa­ter.

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