Wings over Whales provide 30 minute flights off the Kaikoura Coastline to see the majestic Sperm Whales and large pods of Dusky dolphins.
Whale watching by aeroplane is the best way to see whales, from the air you see the whole whale as he swims along the surface gathering air before his next dive into the deep canyons below to feed and as he dives you see the entire tail. On this flight you will see large pods of up to 500 Dusky dolphins in one area and we occasionally see sightings of other visiting whales such as Humpbacks, Southern Right, Blue Whales, Orca and Brydes as they follow their migratory route.
Our return flight takes us over Kaikoura township where you can see evidence of early Maori fortifications (Pa Site) and New Zealand fur seals swimming below and relaxing on the rocks. Passengers can also enjoy a spectacular flight over the 2800m high seawood side of the Kaikoura Ranges.
Wings over Whales provide comfortable flights with experienced pilots in a modern fleet of aircaft, both aircraft have high wings with each passenger having a window seat which allows unobstructed panoramic views of the whales and Kaikoura’s landscape.
After the flight relax in the log terminal over a light meal and drink. An upstairs lounge looks over the sea and local mountains and the gift shop offers momentos of your experience.