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Whale Watching Scenic Flight - 30 Minutes

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

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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....!

Flight time 30 minutes. You need to allow 1.0 hours 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.


Please also check out the deals on our other amazing flight options:

Air Kaikoura - Pilot a Plane

Air Kaikoura - Scenic Flight

Adult $150.00
Child $75.00 (3 -12 years )
Infant $0.00 (2 years and under)

Available Bookings from May 27 to June 02

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 27 May
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Sun 31 May
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5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.90
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.90
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.90
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$150.00
  • Child $75.00
  • Infant $0.00

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

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Noora Ehnqvist from Finland wrote on 21 February 2018

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Wonderful, amazing experience!

Such an amazing experience!! Professional and friendly pilot and stuff welcomed me immediately and the flight was magnificent! We saw 3 blue whales!! To see their full magnificence is only possible from above. We were all so happy in our hearts, it was super and atmosphere was great all the time too. Thank you!

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Raffaella Mancinelli from Italy wrote on 19 February 2018

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Just a perfect day !

The view was amazing , we saw one sperm whale and was great moment . The pilot did the best he could for try to find also one more . The weather was perfect and colour of the sea and sky gave us unique experience . On the way back there where many dolphins . If you are in Kaikoura just do it .

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Jantje Peters from New Zealand wrote on 10 March 2020

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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

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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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Emely Uytendaal from Netherlands wrote on 13 December 2019

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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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10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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