November 13, 2009

Whale Watch® - Kaikoura - New Zealand

Congratulations to Whale Watch Kaikoura who have won the supreme prize at this year's Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards in London.

Check out their interactive flash site linked above (needs Flash).
or go here if you aren't able to see that one - http://www.whalewatch.co.nz/index.asp
There is also a great article from the British Telegraph and a video on whale watching on here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hubs/greentravel/6543760/New-Zealand-Whale-watching-company-wins-Virgin-Holidays-Responsible-Tourism-Awards.html

I first went with them in 1998 - and yes, we saw a whale... and although we now stick to our annual dolphin swims, we often see the whale watching boats out near us. Last week they launched their new boat... The Wawahia is the sixth in Whale Watch Kaikoura's New Zealand fleet. It was designed by Teknicraft Design and built by Q-West Boat builders in Wanganui at a cost of $2.5m, and is the first of a planned new generation fleet of whale watching vessels.

Hopefully we will get to see it when we go back next March :)

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5 comments:

  1. Oh the whales are such wonderful creatures.I forgot all about being sea sick when I saw them Swimming with the dolphins must me amazing too My brother did that when he visited He loved it.

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  2. I once slept with whale song recordings and ocean sounds and sea birds...it always made me feel closer to my sailor husband who always had such wonderful stories to tell of the sea creatures they encountered.
    Sandi

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  3. They had not begun the Whale watching when we still lived in NZ. We often stayed in Kaikoura, as we had friends who lived there.

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  4. I just wanted to thank you once again for all the info. I am praying and hoping we will be coming to the end of this soon, as much for Molly's sake than anyone elses.

    Gill in Canada

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  5. Seeing a whale is an amazing thing. I don't think anyone is quite prepared for how big they are, at least the first time you see one in person.

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