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Premier Helicopter Whale Watch provided by South Pacific Helicopters

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  • You'll start at
    617 State Highway 1
    617 State Highway 1, Peketā 7374, New Zealand
    Find us at the Kaikoura Airport in our inviting log-cabin style Terminal Building for South Pacific Helicopters and Wings Over Whales. The airport is located an 8 minute drive south of town. If you require transportation from the town centre please contact our reservations team to organise.
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    South Pacific Helicopters
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    On arrival to the airport you will check in and be taken through a briefing. Once the briefing is finished, jump in a helicopter and head straight out over the Whale Sanctuary and Hikurangi Marine Reserve for a chance to view the unique sperm whales. Viewing from a helicopter allows views of the entire whale and maximises time viewing the wildlife while minimising any disruption of their natural behaviour.  After enjoying time viewing the whale, fly along the magnificent coastline and the Kaikoura Peninsula, all the while looking for other marine life in the area like resident playful dusky dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Head up next to the towering peaks of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges for an incredible alpine landing. Get out and walk around on rugged pristine land with breathtaking vistas of the mountains, peninsula, and oceans from all angles.  Your experience ends back at the helipads.
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  • You'll end at
    617 State Highway 1
    617 State Highway 1, Peketā 7374, New Zealand
    Find us at the Kaikoura Airport in our inviting log-cabin style Terminal Building for South Pacific Helicopters and Wings Over Whales. The airport is located an 8 minute drive south of town. If you require transportation from the town centre please contact our reservations team to organise.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
617 State Highway 1, Peketā 7374, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight to view whales and other wildlife
  • Alpine landing high in the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges, with snow landing during winter season
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly during your flight
  • Live commentary from our pilots
  • Round-trip transfer to and from town available, contact the reservations team to organise
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - South Pacific Helicopters
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • All flights are subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions. Please see our website for full terms and conditions
  • It is recommended to bring some warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sunglasses, and camera
  • Our helicopter has a maximum of 4 passenger seats, if more people booking then they will be split between helicopters
  • 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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Paul W wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand41 contributions20 helpful votes
The whole experience was fantastic, from walking into the gorgeous log building to getting into the helicopter, to landing. Daniel was the pilot, such a nice guy, very professional We saw a whale and loads of dolphins before heading into the mountains to land at Lake Hapuku
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Camper291461 wrote a review Nov 2020
Woodville NZ10 contributions1 helpful vote
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From the sea to the top of Mt Fyffe, a fabulous experience and highly recommend. From check in, pre flight safety briefing ,the helicopter flight, the very professional informative friendly pilot , it was just brilliant. Thank you team South Pacific Helicopters.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 22 Dec 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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Corinnathekiwi wrote a review Jun 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii40 contributions7 helpful votes
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I had the most incredible time on this tour! It was my first experience in a helicopter and i felt so safe and comfortable. The staff were so helpful and professional with helping me choose which tour to go on, I ended up choosing a whale flight, we saw 3 whales and hundreds of
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Hi Corinna Thank you for the lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time out flying. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you from the team at South Pacific Helicopters.
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Nick K wrote a review Mar 2020
23 contributions5 helpful votes
I absolutely enjoyed the experience. First off, the staff were very polite and professional. The flight was smooth and enjoyable. We were able to locate one large sperm whale and hover over it for plenty of pictures and video for all passengers. During which the pilot gave
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review and recommendation Nick. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience, we love being able to showcase all Kaikoura has to offer. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and thanks again for flying with us!
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Michael O wrote a review Feb 2020
22 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife does not like small aircraft or helicopters but knowing that I really wanted to go on this trip agreed to come. Dan was fantastic at putting her at ease and we both throughly enjoyed the experience. We were extremely privileged to see both sperm and blue whales and the
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hi Michael, Thank you for your lovely review. How awesome to see both a Blue and a Sperm whale, we are so glad that we were able to make such great memories for both you and your wife. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Dan
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By: South Pacific Helicopters
gladn2014
gladn2014
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Helicopter ride with a hot pilot
The favourite part about the experience was seeing a Blue whale. The Pilot was absolutely good looking and hot, whi
Caggers1
Caggers1
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Best time ever!
We had the best time! Pilot Pete was a great guide. We saw heaps of dolphins, an albatross and a sperm whale. It wa
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
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
Clintmi
Clintmi
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Awesome experience of a lifetime!
Most amazing experience to be able to see the whole whale from the air!! Awesome for the kids who throughly loved i
EvGib1
EvGib1
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Mind blowing experience for the whole family. Worth every cent.
What a great, mind blowing experience for our whole family. We were lucky enough to see 3 blue whales, all of us g
Lisa M
Lisa M
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Wow -awesome experience
I can’t speak highly enough about this experience. We went with the idea of a whale is a natural mammal and coul
geoles1953
geoles1953
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Whales from the air
My wife and I experienced a great morning flight seeing the whales from a plane The checkin staff were very friend
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
texel1233
texel1233
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Magic flight!
Wow, what a wonderful flight. Day was perfect and fortunate to see some humpback whales and dolphins. Daniel was a
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