Kaikoura is known as the whale watching capital of New Zealand, so why not put yourself in the best viewing vantage point to view Kaikoura’s Sperm Whales and other marine life with Kaikoura Helicopters.
With Kaikoura Helicopters you get the birds eye view seeing the whole whale from head to tail as the helicopter hovers and flies a slow orbit uninterruptedly above the whale.
tour starts with a short brief to gain knowledge of the ‘Sperm Whale’ before lifting off from our helipad. We take off on our 30 minute trip immediately taking in the panoramic views of Kaikoura township and its rugged coastline with the backdrop of the Kaikoura Ranges as we make our way to Kaikoura’s deep sea canyons in search of the Giant Sperm Whale. As they break the surface the view is incredible and photo opportunities are endless as you see the whale from head to tail.
(40 mins.) You can extend the Classic Whalewatch tour an extra 10 minutes to increase your whale sighting opportunities and the possibility to travel closer to shore to see large pods of Dusky Dolphins….an amazing sight from the air.
(50 Mins.) takes in all the Extended Whalewatch tour plus a flight up to ‘Rileys Knob’ where we land. Shutting down the helicopter we have the opportunity to absorb the remoteness and breathtaking vistas over the Kaikoura coastline ……. It’s just awesome!!