30 Minute Kaikoura Whale Watch Seaplane Flight

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Highlights & inclusions

Allows each person their own window seat and optimal viewing
Learn more about Kaikoura’s resident Sperm Whales and other marine mammal species during a 15 minute pre-flight information and safety briefing
Whales and dolphins are orbited at a height of 150 metres giving passengers the opportunity to clearly see and photograph these incredible creatures
Accommodates 7 passengers comfortably, each with their own window seat

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Thu, Apr 18, 2024

What you can expect

Our 30 minute whale-watching and scenic flight experience is perfect when limited for time in Kaikōura. Gain an aerial perspective on the World of whales and dolphins in Kaikoura’s stunning marine environment. From the comfort of our aircraft passengers can experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. Kaikōura is home to Sperm whales year round, These animals can reach an impressive 18 metres in length and weigh up to 60 tonne! Wings Over Whales Kaikōura operate high-winged aircraft, which allows each person their own window seat and optimal, unobstructed viewing. The Kaikoura Canyon is home to many other species of whales, dolphins and birdlife, come explore this with our experienced team. All whale watching flights are carried out in accordance with Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 30 Minute Kaikoura Whale Watch Seaplane Flight
  • 15 minute pre-flight information and safety briefing
  • View the entire whale from head to tail as he breathes on the surface of the ocean
  • Offers a unique perspective and the opportunity to view whales and dolphins in their natural environment
  • Experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal
  • Passengers have the opportunity to photograph whales and dolphins from 150 metres above
  • Aircraft equipped with emergency life rafts, personal locator beacons and each passenger carries their own life jacket
Highlights
  • Allows each person their own window seat and optimal viewing
  • Learn more about Kaikoura’s resident Sperm Whales and other marine mammal species during a 15 minute pre-flight information and safety briefing
  • Whales and dolphins are orbited at a height of 150 metres giving passengers the opportunity to clearly see and photograph these incredible creatures
  • Accommodates 7 passengers comfortably, each with their own window seat
Time
  • Flights operate daily at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm (subject to weather and availability)
  • Passengers require to check in 20 minutes prior to flight departure
  • No flights on Christmas Day
Duration
  • Approximately 30 minutes
Location
  • Airport Helipad is located 617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikoura 7374
  • Free Car Parking Available
What To Bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • All whale watching flights are subject to suitable weather conditions
  • These flights are suitable for individuals who suffer from sea sickness
  • The maximum weight limit per passenger is 135 kg
  • All whale watching flights are carried out in accordance with Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations
  • Fully wheelchair accessible and can happily accommodate the elderly and those with limited mobility on all flights
  • Infants under 3 years of age are able to fly free of charge, provided they are seated on a parent or caregiver’s lap. Only one infant per adult is permitted
  • No refunds are offered on completed flights. We ask passengers to understand that whales and dolphins are wild animals free to roam in their natural environment and for this reason whale sightings cannot be guaranteed with no refund given on the basis of no sighting being made
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • To reconfirm your reservation, you are required to call the operator (contact details will be on your voucher) the day prior to flying
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of flight
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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Sustainability

Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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$207.00AUD
or 4 x $51.75 with more info
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