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Whale Watching Flight - Wings Over Whales - 40 Minutes - Kaikoura - QUALMARK GOLD AWARD

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Fly with New Zealand's safest, most experienced, award winning aeroplane whale watching company. Wings Over Whales is truly the best way to see our incredible whales, dolphins and stunning mountains! QUALMARK GOLD AWARD

Fly with New Zealand's safest, most experienced, award winning aeroplane whale watching company. Wings Over Whales is truly the best way to see our incredible whales, dolphins and stunning mountains! QUALMARK GOLD AWARD

Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning views over Kaikōura
  • See magnificent whales and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Fantastic photo opportunities of the whales and scenic views
  • Qualmark Gold
  • Newest Planes in Kaikoura

QUALMARK GOLD AWARD

100% WEATHER REFUND GUARANTEE.

“Experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal, the whale!” - TOP REVIEWED!

Wings over Whales Kaikoura provide whale watching and scenic flights, getting you up close and personal with the magnificent Sperm Whales off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand. With a year-round population of Sperm Whale, Dusky Dolphins and other visiting whale and dolphin species, Kaikoura is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places for your whale watching experience.

The only locally owned and operated aviation company in Kaikoura, Wings Over Whales have a professional and friendly team who are committed to passenger safety and enjoyment. Endorsed GOLD standard by Qualmark (New Zealand’s official tourism quality assurance organisation) passengers at Wings Over Whales can be confident of a great experience.

All passengers will have their own window seat and the company operate high-winged aircraft which permits clear unobstructed viewing of Kaikoura’s incredible whales and marine life. During your flight whales and dolphins will be orbited at a height of 150 metres (or 500ft) giving you the opportunity to clearly see and photograph these animals from head to tail.

Wings Over Whales have been conducting whale watching flights for over 30 years and are the longest running and most experienced commercial aerial whale watching company in Kaikoura. While there is no 100% guarantee to see a whale on every flight, we have a solid understanding of the whales’ surfacing habits and a very high success rate. We pride ourselves on being the most trustworthy company and will always be honest about the weather conditions and your chances of seeing a whale.

Things you may see

  • Sperm whales
  • Dusky dolphins
  • Humpback whales
Adult $275.00
Child $130.00 (3 - 11 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 2 years)

What's included

  • Flight over Kaikōura's beautiful landscape searching for whales & dolphins

Duration

  • 40 minutes

Location

  • Main Terminal Building, Kaikoura Airport
  • 617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikoura 7374

Restrictions

  • The maximum weight per seat is 135kgs.

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

  • Please Note: Wings Over Whales has the right to alter passenger's flight times/bookings at their discretion, due to scheduling restrictions, weight and balance of the aircraft, to fill flights.

    All flights are subject to weather conditions, minimum numbers and Wings over Whales terms and conditions.


  • Minimum number required per flight. Changes to flight time may be required.

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

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

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Ashley Kirby from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2023

whale watching

absolutely fantastic! would definitely recommend others doing this! definitely worth the price would definitely do it again

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Simon Pelletier from Canada wrote on 31 January 2023

Outstanding

Amazing

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Kerstin from Germany wrote on 31 January 2023

Wonderful

Absolut empfehlenswert

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john-robins from Germany wrote on 07 April 2023

Enttäuschend

Pilot war sehr nett und hilfreich. Seine Flugfähigkeiten waren super. Leider haben wir keine Wale gesehen. 40minuten wurde sehr angestrengt auf Wasser geblickt um diese zu sehen (man will ja nichts verpassen). Da wir eine riesige Rechtskurve geflogen sind wurde wortwörtlich nichts anderes als Wasser gesehen (nicht ein Mal die Küstenlinie). Erster Flug (Donnerstag) wurde zunächst auf den Nachmittag und dann auf den nächsten Tag verschoben. (Freitag) Wohlgemerkt haben wir für den ersten Flug bereits zwei Tage Flexibilität gehabt und auf Anraten der Airline den gebuchten Termin um einen Tag verschoben. Nach der sehr enttäuschenden Erfahrung haben wir höflich um einen weiteren Flugtermin (Samstag) gebeten. Wir haben höchstmögliches Entgegenkommen gezeigt bei dem Termin für einen etwaigen zweiten Flug. Als wir um einen Rabatt für einen weiteren Termin am Folgetag, gebeten haben, wurde uns dieser nicht gewährt. Die Besitzerin des Geschäfts war selbst vor Ort und hat mit einer schier unendlichen Arroganz geglänzt und einem das Gefühl gegeben man sei ein billiger Schnorrer. Die Besitzerin sagte sie hat lieber Laufkundschaft die den vollen Preis bezahlt als uns Familie dabei Es war unsere schlechteste Erfahrung in ganz 2 Monaten Neuseeland. Sie hat mehrmals im Gespräch jegliches Entgegenkommen verweigert und uns schlussendlich sogar einen höheren Preis als book.me selbst vorgeschlagen. Mehrmals hat sie uns für dumm verkaufen wollen oder zickig reagiert wenn man sie beim Unwahrheiten erzählen erwischt hat. Man muss hierbei erwähnen, dass ich verdammt gut mit Menschen umgehen kann, also kein Sozialidiot bin oder dergleichen. Diese Frau sollte nicht im Kundendienst arbeiten, sie schien auch nurit ihrem Porsche kurz vorbeigekommen zu sein um nach dem Rechten zu sehen. Wir fliegen nun zum selben Preis bei der Konkurrenz noch einmal mit.

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shirley-anng from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2023

Worth it!

A beautiful day for a flight and great to see a sperm whale and a huge pod of dolphins. Loved every minute of it!

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