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Kaikoura Whale Watching - Scenic Flight - Air Kaikoura - 40 minute Flight

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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 40 minutes. You need to allow 1.5 hours total

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 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


Price Adult $210 Child $90 (3 - 12 years inclusive)

2 years old and under are free.

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

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  • Adult$129.00

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  • Adult$125.00

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  • Adult$129.00

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  • Adult$168.00

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  • Adult$210.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$168.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$210.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$168.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

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  • Adult$139.00

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  • Adult$139.00

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  • Adult$139.00

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  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$168.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$210.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$168.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$210.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$168.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$210.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

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  • Adult$149.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$210.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$210.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$149.00

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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Noémi from France wrote on 08 June 2017

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Awesome!

It's a wonderful experience. Just the flight over Kaikoura is really nice and the weather was just perfect. We saw two spermmwhales, one seal and some dolphins. The pilot turned around spermwhales, we could see how big they were compare to the boats and we saw also the last breathe and the diving. I recommend this activity it worth it, we can see much better animals from the sky and i think the plane disturb less the whales!

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Daniel Epps from Australia wrote on 01 January 2018

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Views from the air

Really friendly people who know exactly where to take you to get the best views.

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ieva viksne from Latvia wrote on 13 March 2017

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Amazing experience

The flight itself was very fun and the pilot was super friendly. Even if you do not see whales (but we did) it's beautiful to see Kaikoura from above. Will do it again at some point!

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Wyn from New Zealand wrote on 19 October 2017

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No whales this time

Really friendly people who run the flights and nice small planes. We were told before setting off that there's a 95% success rate spotting whales. The conditions seemed perfect; clear skies and almost flat sea, we were confident the whales would be in full view. After a while of circling the whale watch boat it sunk in that we were the unlucky 5% as we saw literally zero wildlife. The pilot did his best to fly around as long as possible but the end result meant that we had to fly back in feeling slightly disappointed, this is obviously not the companies fault and is nature being it's unpredictable self.

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Peter Wuyts from Belgium wrote on 26 May 2016

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only if the wheather above the sea is perfect

Only if the wheather above the sea is perfect without any bumbs, perhaps you can enjoy the look at the magnificent whales. Unfortunately such a small plane very soon drives you mad when the wheather is not 100%.

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From Kaikoura Whale Watching - Scenic Flight - Air Kaikoura - 40 minute Flight

Hello Peter, We are very sorry you did not enjoy your flight with us. It is very hard for us to control the weather conditions. If you ever return to Kaikoura and the conditions are good I would like to offer you a free Whale watching trip again. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand. Warm regards, Murray Hamilton Manager Air Kaikoura.

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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