We started out with the boat option in Kaikoura, but 30 minutes before our boarding time they told us the trip had canceled due to a mechanical malfunction. Lucky for us though, the staff graciously offered to book us on the aircraft tour (at no additional cost) instead at the airport 10 minutes down the road. Our pilot Dan was awesome and extremely professional. After an informative briefing on the whales, he looked at his watch and said we needed to go because the whale would be surfacing soon...as if it was on a schedule! Well after a short 10 minute flight offshore we reached the point where Dan expected to see a whale and, incredibly...as if on cue...the whale appeared just as Dan predicted!!! We circled the whale for about 15 minutes from an altitude of 500 feet and took lots of great pictures. After the whale headed back under water, Dan took us on a short, but scenic flight back to the airport. No lines, no seasickness, and a thrill of a lifetime! Thanks Captain Dan and Wings over whales for an awesome trip.
Bruce C, TripAdvisor
I got to see a whale and a huge bunch of dolphins. Super nice people at a very professional outfit. Great service and a good value. For me this was perfect.
Excellent customer service provided by our friendly pilot Mike. Almost 5 minutes into the flight Mike had us circling over a huge Sperm Whale. The flight itself was very comfortable. After spotting the Sperm Whale Mike managed to locate a super-pod of dolphins (200+). Amazing experience throughout. Thank you Mike you made our day really special Anne & Dave
Anne & Dave, TripAdvisor
We had an amazing flight with our pilot Oscar. He was very professional and made sure we felt safe throughout the flight and could take some spectacular pictures of the whale. Strongly recommend this company!
Marcel Fehr, Google Reviews
WoW has a very well organized and hospitable crew. They put in their A-game to maximize your chance of seeing the whales. We did only a half hour flight with them and saw a huge sperm whales as well as a gigantic pod of dolphins. WoW offers a great alternative for boating where you get great aerial views on the whales as well as the coast line and no sea sickness.
Leonard Schokker, Facebook review