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Whale Watching Scenic Flight - 30 Minutes - Kaikoura

Look down on natures submarines of the sea - a stunning opportunity to see Whales from top side in their environment.

Highlights

  • View Sperm Whales enjoying their natural habitat from above
  • Excellent photo opportunities
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Kaikoura coastline

Scenic Whale Watching Flight - From the Air, you get the Highest chances to see the whales!

Enjoy a panoramic Whale flight, with stunning scenic views along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline.

View the magnificent Sperm whale in their natural environment. Only from the air do you get to appreciate the full size of the mighty sperm whale.

You also get the chance to see dusky dolphins and other marine life on your flight. After we have found whales we will take you on a scenic flight of Kaikoura and the stunning surrounds that include the high Alpine snow clad Kaikoura mountains, and to the east the deep blue Pacific ocean.

Air Kaikoura is a small friendly business which also provides flight training and all our pilots are flight instructors. Our team is enthusiastic about providing our customers with a magical experience of a life time. No guarantees are possible but we have a very high success rate of 95% and are very honest about the chances of finding whales. By booking one of our extended whale flights with us your chances go up dramatically!

Adult $190.00
Child $75.00 (3 -12 years )
Infant $0.00 (2 years and under)

What's included

  • 30 minute whale watching flight

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • Air Kaikoura is located 6.5km south of Kaikoura township, on State Highway 1
  • 627 Kaikoura South Road, Peketa, Kaikoura 7374

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Duration: Flight time: 30 minutes. Please allow for 60 minutes total.

    Our aircraft takes a maximum of SEVEN passengers, this makes it exciting and fun.

    Conditions:Flights are weather dependent and at the pilots discretion.

    Minimum numbers may apply on occasion. Flight confirmed with two passengers, smaller bookings may be wait listed to confirm.

    Maximum weights do apply in small aircraft; if you think you may exceed 120kgs, please contact the operator as they may need to reserve additional seats.

    Location: Air Kaikoura Aero Club is located 6.5km south of Kaikoura township, on State Highway 1.

Available Bookings from October 21 to October 27

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Jantje Peters from New Zealand wrote on 10 March 2020

Amazing experience!

Had two flights with Air Kaikoura and each time was magic. Very kind and familial team. We saw sperm whales and dolphins and the beautiful Kaikoura region. I highly recommend chosing this way to see whales as you can see them in full length from above.

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Dani from Israel wrote on 04 January 2020

lovely scenic flight

a great experience and comfy flight, the pilot and staff were friendly and informative. unfortunately by the time we found a whale it was the end of the flight and we only had time for a couple of quick circles around it before having to head back to land. an option to extend the flight by an extra few minutes to allow a more proper viewing of the whale would have been welcome (even though the flight was already over the aloted length of time).

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John from New Zealand wrote on 24 December 2020

Highly recommended

Our pilot Austin was excellent. Very professional. Whale watching, unlike a zoo, is no guarantee to see an animal but after no spotting and running out of time, he flew over to see 300 Dolphins and going over our allotted 30 mins we spotted a whale. Which if we were on a boat then we may not have seen it and spend a long time on the water. Highly recommend.

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Mike from New Zealand wrote on 05 August 2020

We Saw Three Whales!

Our family enjoyed a fantastic trip out to see the whales and were lucky enough to see three of them. No seasickness this way!

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Emely Uytendaal from Netherlands wrote on 13 December 2019

Great experience

What an adventure and what a great views! Flying over the ocean was special, seeing a whale even more special. Jack did a great job bringing us there and was super enthusiastic in telling us where to look, what to expect and made us feel really comfortable.

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