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Wings Over Whales

#5 of 27 Tours in Kaikoura Features Animals
Kaikoura Airport | 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6580
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Exceeded my expectations!

Everything about my flight and whale watch experience was absolutely perfect! I got a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Danielle B
Great experience!

I didn't expect to be on a plane, the morning I went to see whales by boat. Due to cancellations I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Kaikoura Airport | 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6580

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about my flight and whale watch experience was absolutely perfect! I got a beautiful sunny day with no wind and I got to sit up front with the pilot which allowed me the best view! It didn't take us long to spot our first...More

1  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't expect to be on a plane, the morning I went to see whales by boat. Due to cancellations I was happy to fly with wings over whales. It was an amazing experience to see two of these giant whales swimming below us. It...More

1  Thank B0urj0is
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this experience and can't rate the company highly enough. They weren't particularly hopeful about finding whales on our trip and explained the reasons for this before we left. They also gave us the opportunity to cancel and have a full refund which we...More

2  Thank Mocampion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike most of reviewers, our son specifically chose to experience the Whale watch this way as he wish to see the whole body of the whales rather just the flick of the tail. I was originally a bit nervous about flying in a small airplane...More

4  Thank Orarat A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like lots who have already reviewed, this wasn't our first choice for seeing the whales. We had stupidly left booking anything to the last minute and the day before our options were limited to a flight rather than a boat. However we were not disappointed....More

3  Thank Beth L
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 of us took a flight which was absolutely brilliant! We saw dolphins and a whale, as well as Kaikoura and the peninsula from above, and - on request - we got to see the post-earthquake landslips along the SH1 which brought...More

2  Thank AJWYATT
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant experience over the sea in kaikoura. Thewings were at the top of the plane so the view was perfect. Saw dolphins and a sperm whale. Great flight.

3  Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our positive experience started with them answering an e-mail with a question within minutes. They were very accomodating and managed to give us a seat in a later flight, since our bus from Chirstchurch took much longer than expected because of bad weather. They also...More

3  Thank maltafan16
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Couldn't get a booking on the Whale Watch boat so decided to give Wings over Whales a go.Glad we did.2 sperm whales and a humpback whale and hundreds of dolphins sighted.Very friendly and informative staff. A lifetime memory.

5  Thank Martin D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Our pilot Edward gave us a very interesting 15-20 min introduction about the whales in Kaikoura and why they are especially passing by there. After a short safety introduction we started the flight, which itself is worth the money in my opinion (if you have...More

5  Thank MatthiasR16
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Anuja S
Boat or plane ? What do u recommend ?
10 October 2016|
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Response from Janlyn-60 | Reviewed this property |
Boat gives you a closer encounter, but plane lets you see more area and greater chance of seeing whales and dolphins. I would base my decision on the time of season I was visiting.
I'm thinking about taking my 18 month old on this tour and wondering how suitable it would be and whether there would be any problems with this.
18 October 2015|
Response from Wings0verWhales | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. We often have babies and toddlers on our flights and they fly with no problems at all- in fact they usually drop off to sleep! We can provide a set of ear muffs to protect little ears but... More