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Wings Over Whales Kaikoura

30 Minute Kaikoura Whale Watch Seaplane Flight

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  • 30 minute whale watch seaplane flight
  • Unique perspective of whales & dolphins
  • View the entire whale from head to tail
  • Learn more about Kaikoura's Sperm Whales
  • 15 minute pre-flight info & safety briefing
  • Photograph whales & dolphins 150 m above
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Enjoy a spot of whale watching in Kaikoura on this 30 minute scenic whale watching seaplane flight! From the air, passengers can view pods of Sperm Whales in their entirety from head to tail as they play in their natural environment. This is one of the best opportunities to photograph whales and dolphins with the seaplane flying as low as 150m in the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary and Hikurangi Marine Reserve. Each person will have their own window seat for unobstructed viewing. Flights operate daily (subject to weather conditions) and courtesy transfers are available from Kaikoura to the airport. Kaikoura whale watch seaplane flights are suitable for adults, children, infants and anyone who may suffer sea sickness. Book your 30 minute Kaikoura Whale Watch Seaplane flight for one of the best whale watching experiences!


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Approximately 30 minutes


  • 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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Daniel & Monique Stevenson Wings Over Whales

Wings Over Whales is proudly locally owned & operated by Daniel & Monique Stevenson.

Kaikoura whale watch seaplane flights are suitable for adults, children, infants and anyone who may suffer sea sickness!
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300935532 enquiry@experienceoz.com.au Help Code: B92-31F4
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