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Whale Watching Flight 40 Minute Experience - Kaikoura - Wings Over Whales

The best way to see the majestic whales, dolphins and stunning mountains is by air. New Zealand's most popular fixed wing whale watching experience.

Highlights

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

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

Wings over Whales Kaikoura provide whale watching and scenic flights where you are able to view 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.

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

All passengers 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 while no guarantees can be made, we have a solid understanding of the whales’ surfacing habits and a success rate of 95%.

Things you may see

  • Sperm whales
  • Dusky dolphins
  • Humpback whales
Adult $250.00
Child $95.00 (3 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 2 years)

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approx. 60 minutes for the whole experience.

Location

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

    Duration: This experience has a 40-minute flight time. Please allow 60-minutes for the whole experience.

Available Bookings from October 27 to November 02

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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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sandrae from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Great experience

Really put in effort to make sure we had best chance of seeing a whale.

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jasminat from Macedonia wrote on 06 January 2020

Great flight

The flight was great and Mike make us feel safe eventhough i was in the copilot seat. We saw an orka and some stunning views of the bay

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paulf3 from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021

Tumeke fun

An experience not to be missed.

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Barry Kingston from New Zealand wrote on 27 July 2020

Top of the bucket list

Wings over Whales has to be one of my highlights in 67 years of travelling New Zealand. the team are so professional and yet make one feel like family in the whole experience, The package says 30 minutes, however, on arrival to landing is a good hour which includes a visual presentation which is fun and informative. I recommend that this experience should be done by all.

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dacer from United Kingdom wrote on 28 March 2020

Amazing experience

So glad we did this! It was a great experience! Were a bit worried if we are going to see any whales but luckily for us we saw 3!!!

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