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Kaikoura Whale Watching Flight - 40 Minutes - Community Owned & Operated

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Embark on an aerial journey in Kaikoura, where you'll witness majestic sperm whales, playful dolphins, and breathtaking landscapes from the skies. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the wonders of marine life and scenic beauty all in one incredible journey.

Embark on an aerial journey in Kaikoura, where you'll witness majestic sperm whales, playful dolphins, and breathtaking landscapes from the skies. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the wonders of marine life and scenic beauty all in one incredible journey.

Highlights

  • 30+ years of whale watching experience with a 100% safety record
  • Top rated customer reviews
  • Breath-taking Kaikoura Scenery
  • Enjoy informative commentary through listening headsets
  • Non-profit organisation

Experience Kaikoura's most spectacular marine scenic flight with the region's most experienced flight operator!

From the comfort of your window seat, witness the awe-inspiring beauty of whales, dolphins, and breathtaking scenery. Only from the air can you truly grasp the sheer size of the majestic sperm whale in its natural habitat, providing unparalleled photographic opportunities. During our flight, you might also encounter dusky dolphins, humpback whales, blue whales, orca, and other fascinating marine creatures. After the exhilarating whale encounter, we'll take you on a scenic journey over Kaikoura and its stunning surroundings, with the snow-clad peaks of the Kaikoura mountains and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean as an impressive backdrop.

At Air Kaikoura, we're a small, friendly, locally operated business with a passionate team dedicated to providing you with the experience of a lifetime. While we can't guarantee wildlife sightings as we're observing animals in their natural habitat, we boast an impressive 95% success rate and always provide honest assessments of the day's chances for whale sightings.

Our Scenic Whale Watching Flight offers you the best odds of spotting these magnificent creatures from the air, and we offer a 100% refund in case of unfavorable weather conditions.

Adult $250.00
Child $99.00 (3 - 12 years )
Infant $0.00 (2 years and under)

What's included

  • 40 minute scenic flight

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes 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 40 minutes. Please allow for 90 minutes total.

    Capacity: Our fixed wing 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 waitlisted 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.

Available Bookings from 4 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

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

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julieg10 from New Zealand wrote on 13 December 2022

A five star trip

Our pilot met us and told us we needed to board promptly to maximise time with a whale. We then circled the whale for a good length of time. We also saw a pod of 500 dusky dolphins. The commentary was interesting and the plane was comfortable. The trip is not for profit so all the money goes back into the aeroclub. Absolutely would recommend.

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Christine from New Zealand wrote on 24 May 2023

Amazing!

Definitely recommend it, we saw a lot of dolphins and two sperm whales. The pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. I’m very happy that we’ve book a tour that is a non profitable organisation too. Thanks for the amazing experience

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andreas20 from New Zealand wrote on 23 March 2023

Whale watch scenic flight

A great team of people , friendly and full of knowledge ,and we got to see a massive amount of dolphins 2 whales and amazing views of the mountains and the ocean ,would do it again in a heartbeat .Highly recommend this to any one .We will be back next summer for sure , with family members .

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Crystal Edwards from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2023

Fantastic all round

Great staff and trip was fantastic thanks to all. Well worth it

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Wendy Knight from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2023

Whale watch

Very accommodating and professional although the whales weren't obliging today had a nice scenic flight thanks Wendy

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