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Kaikoura Whale Watching Flight

Unique Experience

Witness the majestic movement of the mighty sperm whale, playful dusky dolphins and dramatic coastal scenery from the skies.

  • Take to the skies on a 30 minute scenic flight
  • Spot Humpback and other whales from the air
  • Learn more about the coastal scenery around Kaikoura with an informative commentary
  • Relax in your window seat and enjoy the views


With towering mountains, panoramic ocean views and a year-round whale and dolphin population, Kaikoura is a spectacular place and best viewed from the air.

Whale watching by air offers the unique perspective of viewing the entire whale from head to tail as he breathes on the ocean’s surface. You will have your own window seat and the opportunity to clearly view and photograph Kaikoura’s marine wildlife during your 30 minute flight from the comfort of a light aircraft.

Each flight includes a briefing about the marine environment and details relating to the safety aspects of the aircraft. On a typical flight, passengers can expect to see the majestic sperm whale preparing for his next dive and up to 500 dusky dolphins cavorting with each other. Occasional sightings include orca, humpback, pilot and blue whale.


Approximate Duration: 1 Hour (30 minutes flight time)

Starting hourly between 09:00 and 16:00

Starting from Kaikoura Airport


Price & Availability

You can book this experience on its own or as part of a complete holiday. For price and availability please get in touch.

Kaikoura Whale Watching Flight

Unique Experience

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