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Kaikoura - Whale Watching flight - Air Kaikoura - 40 Minute EXTENDED Flight

Scenic Whale Watching Flight

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 40 minutes. You need to allow 1.5 hours total

Our aircraft takes a maximum of six 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.

 

Price: Adult $210, Child $90

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Jonas from Germany wrote on 17 February 2020

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Great whale watching experience

We booked the 40 Min extended flight and have not been disappointed. We saw one whale one the surface and as he began to dive. It was really impressive. Afterwards we had a look at a several huge groups of dusky dolphins and made a little scenic flight above the land, as it was not likely to see another whale. The pilot was very professional and he approached the whale quite close and low, so that we could have a good look. Highly recommendable!

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Eugene from Singapore wrote on 19 May 2019

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Do this to see the entire mammal from above!

Tired of just seeing a bit of the whale from a boat? You need to go to the skies and see them from above! Air Kaikoura is professional and experienced. Well-maintained aircrafts and 0 sea landings in its 30 years history should assure even the most timid of flyers. You get to see the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula from above and learn about the deep coastal canyons of Kaikoura where it allows the sperm whales to hunt and feed on their favourite food. Sign up to do whale watching with Air Kaikoura, I know you won’t be disappointed because I wasn’t - every dollar is well spent the moment you see the giant in the water, catching it’s breath and digesting it’s meal. It’s moments like this that makes you want to see more of this beautiful world.

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Corinne from Switzerland wrote on 16 April 2019

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a awesome experience !

we are totally delighted with this flight, this agency is great, friendly, professional! we had a brief security briefing, then some very interesting explanations about the underwater pit of Kaikoura, and the different whales and dolphins that we can meet there. the flight was really beautiful, the pilot, very friendly, very quickly spotted a whale that we could admire a long time. then he spotted a school of dolphins, it was fabulous to see them jump and play in the water! we then flew over the peninsula, which is really beautiful. we loved this flight and enjoyed every second! our driver kindly agreed to take a picture of us in front of the plane on the way back. I highly recommend this activity and this agency.

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Anezka Gottliebova from Czech Republic wrote on 26 April 2018

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Amazing experience!

All the staff was amazing and made our experience unforgetable! We saw a whale and heaps of dolphins. I really recommend them!

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Linda from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2020

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The Best!

Excellent experience! We got to see two whales swimming next to each other. The staff were lovely and very informative.

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