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:
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 :)