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Kaikoura Whale Watching Scenic Flight - 30 Minutes

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South Pacific Helicopters & Wings Over Whales
South Pacific Helicopters & Wings Over Whales

Kaikoura Whale Watching Scenic Flight - 30 Minutes


  • Unforgettable 30-minute scenic flight for some whale spotting
  • Witness the entirety of the whales from tip to toe from the sky
  • Experienced pilots and informative commentary

Enjoy the ultimate whale watching experience in Kaikoura with an unforgettable 30-minute scenic plane flight. Take in panoramic views of the sea from the sky and watch with anticipation and awe as you sight some whales and dolphins thriving in their natural environment.

What's Included?

  • 30-minute scenic slight to view wildlife and scenery
  • Informative pre-flight talk from the pilot
  • In-flight commentary by professional and experienced pilots
  • Complimentary transfers to and from township if required

Embark on a scenic plane flight over Kaikoura and see the true magnitude of the world's largest mammal flourishing in the ocean from the sky. Departing from Kaikoura Airport, you'll jet off and fly above the beautiful waters of Kaikoura, where you'll spot the spectacular sperm whales who call this beautiful part of New Zealand home all year round. With optimal and unobstructed viewing from your window seat, take in the magical sight of these giant creatures thriving in the water from tip to toe. You'll orbit around them and grasp how big and magnificent they really are! Make sure to look out for other species of whales and dolphins who swim through Kaikoura as part of their migratory and feeding route.

Session Length

This experience is 30 minutes in duration.


  • A minimum of two adult participants are required for this flight to proceed
  • Infants under the age of 2 years of age can travel free of charge (if they weigh under 18kg and can sit comfortably on an adults lap). Limited to 1 infant per experience
  • Bookings are essential


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

A minimum of two adult participants are required for flights to proceed. There is a maximum of 6 passengers per aircraft. If you are travelling in a larger group, your party will be split between fixed wing airvans.


This experience is weather dependent. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, the experience provider will contact you to reschedule your flight to another day.

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable shoes, warm clothing and sunglasses. Please also bring a camera.

Other Info

This whale watching flight is carried out in accordance with Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations.

This experience takes place in Kaikoura.

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