South Pacific Whales in Kaikoura provide whale watching and scenic flight experiences by helicopter from 30 minute introduction to experience the whales in Kaikoura’s marine wildlife sanctuary to their longest and most exclusive for the discerning traveler a 60 minute premier flight that showcases everything kaikoura has to offer from its marine life to landing high on the Kaikoura Ranges taking in stunning vista’s of its coastline and snow capped mountain terrain.
Our Whale Watch Explorer flight is our introductory trip enabling you to enjoy the many marine wonders that the Kaikoura area has to offer. Focusing on the mighty Sperm Whales that are prevalent in the area year round, we are able to position you for that perfect photo by slowly orbiting around the whale in a way only a helicopter can. With us you can see the Whale in its entirety from tip to tail as they rest on the surface of the ocean preparing for their next dive to the depths of the Kaikoura Canyon to feed on Giant Squid.
Our 40 minute “Ocean Safari” experience takes you on the same journey as our 30 minute “Explorer” experience to view the local Sperm Whale population, however with the extra time available we can also spend time searching out the playful Dusky Dolphins and fly along the beautiful Kaikoura coastline looking for the curious New Zealand Fur Seals.
This is a special Whale Watching trip. After viewing the Kaikoura marine life from above we land high in the hills for the perfect photo opportunity of the surrounding area. This experience is only available with South Pacific Whale Watch due to our exclusive landing rights in the hills above Kaikoura, our landing sites are situated with stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura peninsula, once landed the pilot will be happy to explain local points of interest and answer any questions you may have.
This is South Pacific Whale Watches longest and most exclusive flight that showcases everything the beautiful coastal town of Kaikoura has to offer, from the wonderful creatures of the deep such as Sperm Whales, Dusky Dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals to the stunning natural beauty of the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges towering to 9000ft straight out of the Pacific Ocean. Included in this flight is a landing on Mount Fyffe with amazing panoramic views of the Kaikoura Peninsula and surrounding area with Christchurch and Wellington visible on clear days in the distance (This is a seasonal snow landing).