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Heli-Whale Watch Explorer provided by South Pacific Helicopters

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Departure Point
617 State Highway 1, Peketa 7374, New Zealand
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter tour to view whales and other wildlife
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly during your flight
  • Live commentary from our knowledgable pilots
  • Round-trip transfer to and from town, with drop off's to hotels available
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended to bring some warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sunglasses and camera
  • Our helicopters have a maximum of 4 passenger seats, if booking more they will be split between helicopters
  • If booking within 48 hours of travel time please contact our office at +6433195548 or free phone within NZ 0800360886
  • All flights are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. Please see our website for full terms and conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Glad N wrote a review Mar 2021
89 contributions7 helpful votes
The favourite part about the experience was seeing a Blue whale. The Pilot was absolutely good looking and hot, which made the experience even better. Pete was so professional and oh my God, the hottest pilot I’ve ever laid my eyes on. The trip was good, take off and landing was
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Caggers1 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland6 contributions
We had the best time! Pilot Pete was a great guide. We saw heaps of dolphins, an albatross and a sperm whale. It was an amazing experience we will never forget. The team were great at getting our 2 1/2 year old comfortable with the helicopter and the ear muffs. He has not
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Date of experience: February 2021
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clint m wrote a review Nov 2020
lake tekapo1 contribution
Most amazing experience to be able to see the whole whale from the air!! Awesome for the kids who throughly loved it and to see them diving! Great friendly staff and very safe and professional!!! Awesome trip it’s a must do when passing through kaikoura!!!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 17 Nov 2020
We loved making memories for your family, thanks for joining us!
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Ev G wrote a review Oct 2020
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What a great, mind blowing experience for our whole family. We were lucky enough to see 3 blue whales, all of us got great views of the whales as the pilot skillfully maneuvered us into fantastic positions to take in the share scale and magnificence of creatures. The pre flight
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 20 Oct 2020
Thank you for the review. Im glad you enjoyed your time with South Pacific Helicopter. I will pass the kind words onto the team.
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Lisa M wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
I can’t speak highly enough about this experience. We went with the idea of a whale is a natural mammal and couldn’t expect to see one but oh no these people have it timed of when he will surface. We had a video and interesting quick induction into facts about the creature
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We loved having you at South Pacific Helicopters and we're so glad you enjoyed your flight. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend with the Porsche club in Kaikōura.
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About the operator

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janetd17
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Family
A wonderful trip to Mt Fyffe for the two boys. It was the highlight of their holiday. We went out over the ocean a
Antonia M
Antonia M
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amazing panoramic views
Took a heli flight up to the top of Mount Fyffe, over the ocean where we saw dolphins and then we flew through the
Paul W
Paul W
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The Best!
The whole experience was fantastic, from walking into the gorgeous log building to getting into the helicopter, to
Rochelle771
Rochelle771
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Amazing helicopter tour
Amazing experience. Helicoptered up to Mt Fyffe and it was easily the best thing done all holiday. Pete our pilot w
GabrielS72
GabrielS72
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Bucket list for a paraplegic
This was an amazing experience, my older brother is a paraplegic but the guys here had no issues getting him into t
Camper291461
Camper291461
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WOW ! A MUST DO .
From the sea to the top of Mt Fyffe, a fabulous experience and highly recommend. From check in, pre flight safety b
Kelly G
Kelly G
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Perfect honeymoon experience
Amazing, friendly, knowledgeable crew that are experienced in giving their clients the best experience possible. Th
KeelyMaule
KeelyMaule
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Amazing experience
We did the Ultimate Adventure with pilot /guide Peter. Very well organised around when to see the sperm whale and t
Linda1069
Linda1069
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Amazing flight and experience
We did the helicopter whale watch/hill top landing trip last week and this was absolutely amazing. The day was bea
ShaunandAdele
ShaunandAdele
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3 whales in one flight!!!
Dan and the team we’re just fantastic. Very professional, experienced and an awesome helicopter too!!
closed2016
closed2016
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Great ride with South Pacific Helicopters, Kaikoura
A very enjoyable trip to the top of Mt Fyffe. Grandchildren had a lovely time in the snow. The pilot did a first cl
ryannayr2019
ryannayr2019
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Top Notch Experience and Service
Thanks to Pete the pilot and the Team at South Pacific Helicopters for an amazing scenic flight this morning. Spen
corinnathekiwi
corinnathekiwi
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A once in a lifetime experience!
I had the most incredible time on this tour! It was my first experience in a helicopter and i felt so safe and comf
barbaraw792
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JUST DO IT !!
WOW this a definate trip for EVERYONE'S Bucket List young or old. Totally amazing Admin & Pilot crew so friendly ,
Y1293HYnickk
Y1293HYnickk
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A unique experience
I absolutely enjoyed the experience. First off, the staff were very polite and professional. The flight was smoot
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