Come and see the entire whale from ‘head to tail’ with Kaikoura Helicopters – the most experienced aerial whale watching company in the world.
As we lift off from our centrally located helicopter pads you will immediately experience spectacular views of the Kaikoura Peninsula. Within minutes you will be flying above the Kaikoura Canyon in search of the magnificent Sperm Whale. From the comfort of our helicopter, you can view the entire Whale, as we fly slow orbits above him.
Fly with us and put yourself in the ultimate vantage point for exploring Kaikoura and its many natural wonders. As well as whale-watching, we also offer alpine and scenic flights, heli-picnics, heli-rafting, heli-hunting, heli-weddings, and private charters.
Price: From $220 per person
We offer a number of whale-watching flight options, including flights with coastal and alpine landings.
Our whale watch tours start with a short brief to gain knowledge of the ‘Sperm Whale’ before departing from our beachfront heli-pads. As we lift off you will be treated to panoramic views of the Kaikoura township and its rugged coastline with the magnificent Kaikoura Ranges as a backdrop. Within minutes you will be flying above Kaikoura’s deep sea canyon which provides a unique and spectacular marine environment that plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including one of the worlds largest marine mammals – the magnificent Sperm Whale. As they break the surface the view is incredible and photo opportunities are plentiful as we fly slow orbits above. From the comfort of our helicopter enjoy the ultimate whale watching experience.
Price: From $100 per person
Lift off over the township and experience the natural beauty of Kaikoura in style. Be treated to spectacular views of the peninsula, coastline, lush green farmlands, mountain rivers and the rugged Seaward Kaikoura Ranges.
Most of our scenic flights include an alpine landing, allowing you to wander around, breathe the fresh air and soak up 360 degrees of mind blowing, panoramic views.
Price: from $220 per person
Lift off from our beachfront heli-pads and fly north of the town centre for a bird’s eye view of the coastal uplift and landslides caused by the 2016 magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake. See the progress of the ongoing repair effort being carried out along State Highway 1.
We also offer an extended flight option which takes you into the Kaikoura Ranges to see the spectacular hidden damage inland, and the newly formed “Quake Lake” with its stunning turquoise waters.
We are the most experienced aerial whale watching company in the world – EST.1990
Our beachfront helicopter pads are only a short walk from the centre of town
We offer affordable helicopter flights from $100 per person
Paired or private flights are available
We fly on demand, taking whale dive times into consideration to maximise sightings
We see whales 97% of the time
We welcome families with small children, the elderly, people with disabilities and those who may suffer from sea-sickness. Children 3 years or younger fly for free.
Our team of pilots and sales staff are experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic
We hold a Department of Conservation permit to operate Whale Watching by helicopter
28 years of safe aerial whale watching
Our modern fleet of aircraft are equipped with extra features for added safety
All landing sites and routes flown can be subject to weather and may change at the pilot’s discretion.
Phone: +64 3 319 6609 Freephone: 0800 455 4354 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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