Whale Watching Heli-Flight - 40 Minutes

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Highlights & inclusions

An extended whale-watching heli-flight
Longer viewing of magnificent marine life
Flying above Kaikoura’s deep-sea canyon
Scenic helicopter flight
Beachfront heli-pads
40 minute flight
or 4 payments of $104.65 with more info

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

The longer flight time allows to search further offshore in the deeper waters, not only for the Sperm Whales but also for any migrating baleen whales such as the Humpback, Blue and Fin Whales as they travel between their feeding grounds in Antarctica and the warm waters of the South Pacific.

On the way back to the beachfront heli pads keep an eye out for pods of our resident playful Dusky Dolphins, the NZ Fur Seals basking along the rocks and the small Hector Dolphins swimming along the coastline.


What you need to know

  • 40-minute scenic helicopter flight
  • Kaikoura whale watching from above
  • Experienced guide
  • Extended scenic helicopter flight
  • Beachfront heli-pads
  • Enjoy spectacular, panoramic views of Kaikoura & coastline
  • This experience starts at 11am or 2:30pm
  • Please check in 15 minutes prior to your booking time
  • Please allow 40 minutes for the flight
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from 16 West End, Kaikoura
Additional Information
  • Children under 3 years of age & under 18kg travel for free only on a paying adults lap
  • Child prices apply (3-11yrs or infants weighing over 18kg). Child prices only apply when accompanied by two full adult fares
  • Minimum numbers apply for flight to go ahead
  • Trip is weather dependent - all departures are subject to change or cancellation if weather conditions are not suitable
  • Flight times and routes are subject to weather conditions; the flight route may vary due to weather
  • The pilot will determine the seating of passengers based on weight and balance restrictions of the helicopter
  • The helicopter used may vary and is at the discretion of experience provider
  • We see whales 97% of the time. Occasionally, despite our very best efforts and flight planning, you may not see a whale. This is rare and unfortunate, but can happen
  • If you do not see a whale, unfortunately we do not have a refund policy
  • No refund will be given for no-shows or changes you make to your booking less than 24 hours prior to departure
  • Infants under 3 years or weighing 18kgs or less must be held by a paying adult who is occupying a seat in the back of the helicopter only
  • Please call experience provider at least 24 hours prior to departure to check the weather conditions, reconfirm booking and departure time. This allows time for flight adjustments should the weather be looking unfavourable
Cancellation Policy
  • No cancellation fee applies for FIT (bookings under 4 people) for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance or for groups of 5+ the cancellation notice is at least 4 days in advance of your booking. 100% fee applies inside 4 days
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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