Scenic whale watching flight - 30 Minutes

Scenic whale watching flight - 30 Minutes
From NZD $119.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Kaikoura

Whale Watching

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

​From the air, you can really appreciate the full size of the mighty Sperm whale.

​You will also have an opportunity to see the playful 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 Seaward Kaikoura mountain range, and to the east, the deep blue Pacific Ocean.

​Air Kaikoura is a small friendly Aero Club which also provides flight training. Our pilots are also flight instructors and our team is enthusiastic about providing our customers with an experience of a lifetime.​

Although no guarantees are possible, we do have a very high success rate and we are very honest about your chances of finding whales each day. 

Duration:  30 minute flight time

Price:        $119 per person for 30 minutes, or $139 per person for 40 minutes

Child:        $75 per child between 2 years and 12 years old; free for infants.

Aircraft:    GippsAero GA8 or Cessna 172, based on booking numbers - pilots discretion.

Location:  Flights depart from Kaikoura Airport, 627 Main South Road, Peketa, which is a 10 min drive south of Kaikoura township on State Highway 1.

Check-in: Please call us on the day of your booking for a pre-flight weather check, if weather conditions look like they may not be suitable. Otherwise, check in is at Kaikoura Airport 15 minutes prior to your flight.

Extended flight options available, from $139pp for 40 mins - just add a note on the booking and give us a call to discuss.

​Maximum weights and minimum numbers do apply, all flights are at the pilots discretion.