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Whale Watching Flight - Kaikoura - Wings Over Whales

The best way to see the magestic whales, dolphins and stunning mountains is by air. The highest whale sighting success rate.

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

 

Flight information:

Please allow 1 hour to complete your experience with Wings Over Whales Kaikoura. Everyone is welcome! Individuals, groups, those with children, infants, and limited mobility on all flights.

  • 30 minute flight time
  • Check in times 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
  • 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.
  • Call to reconfirm your booking by 4pm on the day prior to your tour time
  • All flights are subject to weather, and Wings Over Whales terms and conditions
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    Adult $180.00
    Child $75.00 (3 - 14 years)
    Infant $0.00 (0 - 2 years)

    Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

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    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$129.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$129.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$107.90
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    1spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$119.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$180.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$129.00
    • Child$75.00
    • Infant$0.00

    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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    Jazz from Singapore wrote on 10 June 2019

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    Awesome Experience!

    We had a fantastic experience with Wings Over Whales. It was a calm day at sea and we were able to view 2 species of whales, a pod of dolphins and nice aerial scenery of Kaikoura. The staff are professional and my pilot was fantastic, He circled long and close enough for us to get really good photos and video of the whales. Highly recommended!

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    Janna Martin from New Zealand wrote on 05 May 2019

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    Excellent value experience

    Fantastic flight with a great pilot. I am a nervous flyer and Sam was very attentive and considered my well being throughout the flight. We were lucky enough to have had the best weather and sea conditions and saw 2 Sperm Whales and a Humpback Whale during our flight. Definitely recommend Wings over Whales and Bookme for a great experience at a great price. Can't wait to do it again.

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    Shalom from Israel wrote on 10 February 2019

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    Absolutely brilliant

    We were a bit apprehensive about seeing whales from the air but only after doing the flight with Mike, the pilot, we realized the incredible size of these whales. We also managed to see hundreds of dolphins. The view of the Kaikoura region is also stunning from the air. This activity is a must do!

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    Luan from New Zealand wrote on 05 February 2019

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    Whale watching excellent experience

    Excellent service Excellent staff Excellent experience Like to go one more time My daughter love it too

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    Angela from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2019

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    Great flight watching whales

    Great flight, awesome views, and really informative- 1st time in little plane like that - loved it - and seeing a sperm whale and dolphin pods was amazing

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