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Premium 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

THE ONLY LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED AVIATION COMPANY IN KAIKOURA

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.

Wings Over Whales have a professional and friendly team and premises 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. A cup of free hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate available for booked guests.

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 26 Jul to 8 Aug 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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kelseyd2 from New Zealand wrote on 13 July 2024

Amazing experience

A truly incredible way to experience the wildlife and the scenic beauty of the mountains. The staff were friendly, they offer free shuttle service from town centre if you do not have a car, and the pilot was a skilled and smooth flyer. During the flight they communicate with other whale watching planes and boats to find animals and take turns getting close to view them. Got plenty of amazing photos and videos.

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Thanks so much for leaving a review, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again for another flight some time in the future!

Sarah Sebastian from Australia wrote on 09 May 2024

Amazing experience!

Highly recommend Wings over whales as it's a great way to see whales. The staff are very lovely, the check in procedure easy and safety/information video is short but very informative and provide interesting facts about marine life. It's also just the right length at 40 mins so you still have time in the day to do other things in/around Kaikoura.

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Hi Sarah, thanks so much for leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Good to hear you had time to explore other things around Kaikoura too, there is certainly a lot to do and see here!

Nataliya Ivashchenko from New Zealand wrote on 23 April 2024

10/10

Awesome experience! We were so lucky to have a weather 10/10 and saw so many dolphins and my son has spotted a whale to!

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Thanks so much for leaving a review, happy you had a great time!

kierano3 from New Zealand wrote on 21 April 2024

Fantastic Experience

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Great to hear you enjoyed your experience, thanks for leaving a review!

luc heynen from Belgium wrote on 01 April 2024

perfect fly

It was a beautiful flight and an enthousiastic pilot. Unfortunately we didn't see a whale, but that´s nature.

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