Whale watch day
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I had been so excited about whale watching even before we had started travelling as I had heard about Kaikoura and how famous its is for whale watching. We had arrived into Kaikoura last night and had booked the whale watch.
We made our way in perfect sunshine to the whale watch station and had a short bus ride to where we would catch the boat. We were told about the sea sickness threat due to the swell far out to sea and I overdosed on travel sickness pills just incase! The boats were brand new and had lots of bells and whistles including a flat screen T.V on which we were given presentations about the different whals we would see and how Kaikoura attracts so many whales. Within about 20 minutes of the boat ride we were told there had been a sperm whale spotted and we raced out to catch it.
After the whale watching part was over we went further inland to see the dusky dolphins. There were about 30-40 dolphins who swam with the boat jumping and twirling in and out of our way. It was such a display and almost rivaled the whales. We also managed to see a few fur seals who were out at sea, but after waling through them yesterday on the shore we were a bit blase about them.
It was such a good experience that I would really recommend as long as you don´t get too sea sick!