Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. Whale Watch Kaikoura are one of the top South Island tourist attractions. Valid until 31 August 2011. The actual time on the water is up to 2.5 hours. Including check-in time and transfer by bus, you should allow 3.5 hours in total. Tour check-in times all year are: 7.15am, 10.00am and 12.45pm An extra tour is scheduled at 3.30pm from November to March. Whale Watch operate tours every day except Christmas Day.