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 offers a unique perspective and the opportunity to view whales and dolphins in their natural environment. From the air passengers can experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. These animals can reach an impressive 18 metres in length and weigh up to 60 tonne!
Price: $180 per adult – Child $75 (aged 3 to 14 years old )
Flight Time: 30 Minutes approx. + 15 minute Brief
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 sightingsof other visiting whales such as Humpbacks, Southern Right, Blue Whales, Orcaand 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 & Professional 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.
Price: $220 per adult – Child $95 (aged 3 to 14 years old )
Flight Time: 30 Minutes approx.
Take a scenic air tour over Kaikoura’s unique peninsula, lush farmlands, views of both the Inland and Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges. The distinctive coastline and picturesque township, with its mountainous backdrop is the perfect landscape for those wanting to experience the true beauty of the area. With our high-winged aircraft you will have unimpeded views from every seat, allowing for an amazing trip and photography opportunities.
Please check in 30 mins prior to departure.
Free Car Parking Available. Please indicate below if you would like a shuttle pick up and drop off from Kaikoura township. Price is $10.00 per person return payable either online or at the time of check in. Ensure you include your preferred pick up point in the comments section. Shuttle will be confirmed by email.
Wings over Whales are proud to have in excess of 95% success rate of sighting Sperm Whales.
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.