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Air Kaikoura Aero Club

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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579
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Excellent successful trip

Despite the fact that on Sunday October 22 there was an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hennie E
Greatest whale watch experience

You get to see everything, the views, the marine life, and of course some whale. Staff super... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Louise Å
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Whale Flights / Scenic Flights / Flight Training. Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's longest running aerial operator. We have been operating scenic flights and flight training for 30 years. Our spectacular 30 minute whale flight gives you the chance to see the mighty sperm whale, whilst taking in some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer. We also offer complete Pilot training from our 25 minute trial flight, where you get hands on experience in our Cessna 150, right through to completing a private pilots licence. Air Kaikoura / Kaikoura Aero Club is a non profit organization meaning by flying with us your money goes back into our organization. We thank you for flying with us.
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“pilot murray” (9 reviews)
“whale watching” (40 reviews)
627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579

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Reviewed yesterday

Despite the fact that on Sunday October 22 there was an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 and the fact that we didn't know that, we booked a trip for the four of us on Thursday October 26. Usually they give a 95 to 98%...More

Thank Hennie E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You get to see everything, the views, the marine life, and of course some whale. Staff super friendly and the reception had a relaxing atmosphere. You'll skip the sea sickness for a super experience up high with an enthusiastic pilot! Highly recommended

Thank Louise Å
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get a great deal on bookme and when we turned up we were soon in the air with a very friendly pilot. Although the whale didn’t appear for around half an hour we didn’t lose faith and eventually it came up, and we...More

Thank charlesshires
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very friendly staff that gave us a warm welcome. very cool to fly in a small 4 person plane with fantastic views over kaikoura. very much appreciated the pilot waiting for the whale to come up even though time was running out. goosebump experience seeing...More

Thank Maggien00
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great staff and awesome flight experience. The pilots were very professional and really looked well after the safety of passengers and flight. All the information throughout the flight was very nice. Thanks we will surely return.

Thank Sammy S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The flight was a great experience! Everyone at Air Kaikoura is kind and professional. Even if you don't see a whale, the flight by itself is amazing with beautiful views of the mountains and the peninsula! The pilot knows what he is doing and where...More

Thank JeanneMoli
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Morning flight on a spectacular day. Murray made it a great experience - great info, easily located a whale and dolphins, then took us over the town and point. 40mins in total. So worth the price. Do this if you visit Kaikoura!

Thank MikeyTA
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We arrived at the airport and met a couple who had just been on a whale watching flight and were told that they hadn't seen anything worthwhile. After discussion with the club staff, we opted for the sightseeing flight lasting about half an hour. As...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We are so glad we can here today to take a plane ride with Pilot Taylor to see the whales and dolphins, so lucky to have so much sea mammal sightings today. Would highly recommend doing this air activity when in Kaikoura. Beautiful scenery from...More

Thank 99laviniak
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time flying over Kaikoura coast line. As promised, we saw the magnificent sperm whale and 2 humpbacks. We also saw a pod of near to 1,000 dolphins. The scenery, in addition, was phenomenal. Thanks very much, no 1 thing we have...More

Thank Sophie G
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