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Whale Watching Scenic Flight - 40 Minutes - Kaikoura

Enjoy breath-taking views along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline while flying into the home of whales, dolphins and other marine life.

Fly with New Zealand's longest running most experienced marine flight operator!

Highlights

  • Soak up spectacular views of Whales and Dolphins and other marine life
  • Breath-taking Kaikoura Scenery
  • Enjoy informative commentary through listening headsets
  • Air Kaikoura is a non-profit organisation, supporting the local aeroclub!

Undoubtedly Kaikoura's most spectacular Marine Scenic Flight - Kaikoura's most Experienced Flight Operator!

Enjoy a panoramic whale watching flight, with stunning scenic views along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline. Only from the air do you get to appreciate the full size of the mighty sperm whale in his natural environment. On our flight, you also get the chance to see dusky dolphins and other marine life. 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 lifetime. 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!

Scenic Whale Watching Flight - From the Air, you get the Highest chances to see the whales!

Adult $250.00
Child $95.00 (3 - 12 years )
Infant $0.00 (2 years and under)

What's included

  • 40 minute scenic flight

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Air Kaikoura is located 6.5km south of Kaikoura township, on State Highway 1
  • 627 Kaikoura South Road, Peketa, Kaikoura 7374

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

  • Duration: Flight time 40 minutes. Please allow for 90 minutes total.

    Capacity: 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 waitlisted 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.

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

Change Dates

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  • Adult$117.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$117.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$117.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$117.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$117.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00
  • 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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Rusty from New Zealand wrote on 23 January 2021

1000 dolphins, nil whales

Great experience. Aircraft flown very smoothly and professionally. While we didn't see any whales, the 1000 or so dolphins we saw more than made up for it. Close enough to see them flipping out of the water and get good photos with phones. Pilot even extended our flight a bit to increase our chances. Thanks.

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Hana Balcarova from Czech Republic wrote on 16 July 2020

Amaizing!

Do it! It was so amaizing experience. We saw 4 whales :)

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Jessica Fife from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Fantastic

The booking was easy - no fuss, cheap - well worth the $$. The day was beautiful as we had looked at met service, we were still so lucky with the weather. The pilot was reassuring, informative, pleasant, humourous, capable and you could see he enjoyed his job and really liked and cared about what he was up to. The whales came out for us, I believe we were lucky but they seemed like they had a good technique of sharing there info with other companies so everyone got to feel value. We saw a humpback pod of two teenages, a baby and two adults and a sperm whale (WOW), as well as two seals out playing. We were thrilled with our experience and the great trip we had. Thank you and please know we have been and will keep recommending you to people we know and meet in Wanaka where we live. :)

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Donna BRADMAN from New Zealand wrote on 09 November 2020

Flight can elled due to bad weather

Can we get a full refund please as when we ring the Kaikoura scenic flight office he said they could not fly due to bad weather and he would put that comment on and then we were to go back to you for a full refund Thanks.

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Vivian Xu from New Zealand wrote on 28 January 2020

Amazing experience

Amazing experience for whale watching. We are so lucky to watching 4 whales at the same time. Thanks Captain!

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