- 30-minute scenic flight over Kaikoura coast
- Whale sightings from the air
- Individual window seats and unobstructed viewing
- Fly over whales at a height of 150 metres
- 15-minute pre-flight information and safety briefing
Why do we love this
This tour is something a little different from your average whale watching trip which we love! It also gives those who suffer from seasickness the chance to join in on the whale watching fun.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Soar over the Kaikoura coast and spot the majestic Sperm Whales that call this spot home. The shape of the peninsula resembles the fluke of a whale, making it the perfect place for some whale watching fun. With the Kaikoura Ranges and their snow-capped peaks as the backdrop, there's plenty of stunning scenery to soak up too.
Whale watching by aeroplane offers a unique perspective and gives you the opportunity to view whales and dolphins in their natural environment. It's different from your average whale watching experience, and the bird's eye view just adds to the magic! From the air you can really experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal. These animals can reach up 18 metres in length and weigh up to 60 tonnes!
Prior to boarding your flight, you'll have the chance to learn more about Kaikoura’s resident Sperm Whales and other marine mammal species during a 15 minute pre-flight information and safety briefing. All whale watching flights are carried out in accordance with Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations and all aircraft are all equipped with emergency life rafts, personal locator beacons and each passenger carries their own life jacket.
This trip is perfect for those who suffer from seasickness and don't want to miss out on the whale watching fun!
During your Wings Over Whales Kaikoura experience, you'll travel in a high-winged aircraft, which allows each person their own window seat. You'll have optimal, unobstructed viewing of these majestic beasts. You'll orbit the whales at a height of 150 metres, which will give you the opportunity to see and photograph these incredible creatures clearly. You'll get a view of the whales from tip to tail - something you don't get on a whale watching trip by boat!
This is a truly magical experience and a unique way to discover Kaikoura's incredible wildlife.
Facilities are fully wheelchair accessible and tours can happily accommodate the elderly and those with limited mobility on all flights.
Flight time is 30 minutes. Departure times are available every hour from 9.00am until 4.00pm.