Kaikoura is on the east coast of South Island , New Zealand . Not only is it the main place to see whales in the whole country, it is also one of the most popular spots in the world where you can easily have access to sperm whales. Furthermore, almost daily you can see quite a few dolphin species. The sperm whales are seen all year round whilst the killer whales are only seen between December to March and the humpback whales are there for a brief period in June and July. Depending on the season, there are also chances to see New Zealand Fur Seals and all types of seabirds.
The whales' blossom in Kaikoura waters as it has a number of extremely deep underwater canyons because the continental shelf drops quickly. The warm current from the north that meets the cold current coming from the south forces nutrients from within the ocean to be brought upward which sustain a variety of marine life from plankton and krill to dolphins and whales.
The whale watching operations boats have several tours a day and strive to make sure that you not only see a whale, but that you enjoy a high quality experience. Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd is the best choice as they have purpose built vessels that allow you great photographic opportunities and you are able to get up and close to whales. And you don't have to see these magnificent creatures by sea; you can also go by air. On either Air Kaikoura or Wings Over Whales, you can view these whales from the safety of an aircraft and get a real feel of how large these sea animals are. If aero planes aren't your thing, you can go on a helicopter with Kaikoura Helicopters.
With whatever your choice to go on this unforgettable journey, you will not regret it and no doubt will be grateful for the opportunity to experience this.