Whale Watching Flights

Enjoy a panoramic whale flight, with stunning scenic views along the spectacular Kaikoura coastline.
View the magnificent Sperm whales in their natural environment.

Only from the air do you get to appreciate the full size of the mighty sperm whale.

You also get the chance to see dusky dolphins and other marine life on your flight. After we have found whales we will take you on a scenic flight of Kaikoura and the stunning surrounds that include the high Alpine snow-clad Kaikoura mountain range, and to the east, the deep blue Pacific Ocean.

Air Kaikoura is a small friendly business which also provides flight training and all our pilots are flight instructors. Our team is enthusiastic about providing our customers with a magical experience of a lifetime.

No guarantees are possible but we have a very high success rate of 95% and are very honest about the chances of finding whales.

Duration: 30 minute flight time
Price: $150 per person WINTER SPECIAL • usually $165
Aircraft: Piper Cherokee 6 and Piper Cherokee Archer
Departure Location: Flights depart Kaikoura Airport, 627 Main South Road, Peketa (10mins drive south of the Kaikoura township)
Check-in: Please call us on the day of your booking for a pre-flight weather check, and arrive at the Kaikoura Airport 10 minutes prior to your flight

• Extended flight options available from $210pp for 40 mins

Conditions: Maximum weights may apply and all flights are weather dependent and at the pilot’s discretion. Minimum 2 passengers – smaller bookings wait-listed to confirm

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