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Whale Watch Flight Ocean Safari Incl. Coastal Mountain Landing - Kaikoura


Discover spectacular scenery while spotting majestic whales and wildlife on the most captivating flight of your life!


  • Discover sperm whales and other fascinating wildlife from the sky!
  • Orbit above the Whale Sanctuary and see whales in their natural habitat
  • Explore the coastline and soak up gorgeous mountain and sea views
  • Discover Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges and the Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Exclusive helicopter landing in the coastal mountains
  • An unmissable experience for all ages!

Fly over stunning Kaikoura and soak up incredible views of the mountains and sea, while enjoying a unique birds-eye view of fascinating whales and wildlife from the comfort of a helicopter.

We'll head out from the Kaikoura airport and fly straight over the Whale Sanctuary where you'll have the opportunity to see sperm whales, humpback whales, killer whales, southern right whales, and possibly even blue whales! You can appreciate the beauty of these magnificent creatures from top to tail as the helicopter slowly orbits above the animals giving you a unique insight into their world.

As we fly, you'll discover stunning vistas of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges and the Kaikoura Peninsula, before we explore the coastline to look for more wildlife.

You'll enjoy a unique view of the friendly New Zealand fur seals and dusky dolphins, and if there is time permitting your pilot will take you to an amazing landing site only accessible by South Pacific Helicopters, where you can get out and appreciate first hand the incredible scenic views before you.

This is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

Adult $525.00
Infant $0.00 (0-2 years)


  • Allow approximately 45 minutes for the whole experience


  • Kaikoura Airport, Peketa 7374


  • Please Note: Minimum numbers apply.

  • Check-in time is half an hour before the flight time for a Pre-flight information and safety briefing. Open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas day.

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


8 reviews

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Donna Taylor from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2021

Awesome experience

The whole experience was fantastic The customer care is amazing. Very helpful and knowledgable.

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Sheila Stevens from New Zealand wrote on 21 April 2021

Helipcopter ride over Kaikoura

Great trip. Pilot was full of good information, made every effort (and succeeded) to find a whale for us to see. We landed on high ground looking out over Kaikoura and the surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend others to fly with this company.

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Natalie Cartwright from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2021

Lovely, thanks

Lovely, thanks

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Brian Wadsworth from New Zealand wrote on 18 April 2021

Flight cancelled

Unfortunately our flight was cancelled as the helicopter needed 2 FULL paying passengers as well as the discounted ‘book me’ passengers. We understood that from a business perspective and unfortunately there are no overseas tourists around. But the staff at the helicopter business were great, courteous, and gave us other options ( pay full fare, take the plane flight out, get refund,etc) So basically the book me fares are only “ seat-fillers”. But that’s ok, we’ll try it another day.

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Mark from New Zealand wrote on 25 January 2021

Excellent experience

Despite the nature of the business, were blessed to see the sperm whale. Every single second was worth the experience.

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