Whale Watching Flights
With a year round Sperm Whale population, Kaikōura is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth for your whale watching experience.
Discover the Incredible marine mega-fauna of Kaikōura.
Experience it all from above for an one-of-a-kind adventure with Kaikōura's only locally owned and operated Heli provider.
Check out our extensive helicopter tour options! We offer epic whale watching experiences, scenic discover tours of the region, adventures you didn't dare to dream of before and indulgent experiences that take your taste buds on a journey of their own.
See Kaikoura's marine wildlife from all angles with our amazing new COMBO experience! We've teamed up with our mates at Dolphin Encounter to give you a day you will never forget.
Wings Over Whales and Kaikōura Kayaks have teamed up to show case the Marine wildlife from the sea to the air that Kaikōura has to offer.
Let us whisk you away for lunch in high-country paradise.
Our whale watching & scenic tour allows you extra time in the whale area to view the majestic Sperm whale and also gives you the scenic tour of the Kaikōura Seaward mountains and Kaikōura Peninsula.
Enjoy the wildlife and scenery in Kaikōura with a private aeroplane flight
With the shape of the peninsula reminiscent of the fluke of a whale, and the Kaikōura ranges rising up behind with their snow-capped peaks, it is here that your whale watching adventure begins.
Experience the stunning beauty of Kaikoura from above. Soar above the peninsula and mountains for panoramic vistas and amazing sights. Flights are subject to minimum numbers and must be confirmed by reservations
We have two airvans both with comfortable seating for 7 passengers and 1 Pilot. It is a high-winged aeroplane with large dome windows for excellent viewing opportunities as well as a large rear door for easy access. Each airvan has been fitted with headseats for communication between the pilot and passengers.
Our courtesy shuttle will pick you up and drop you off from your accommodation in Kaikōura! It comfortably seats 8 passengers. Please let our team know if you require this service when you book and provide your pick up location.
Absolutely incredible experience! The pilots and staff are absolutely awesome, really friendly, warm, and welcoming. Was lucky enough to witness a sperm whale surfacing & then to see it dive, which was a really beautiful moment! Thanks so much guys, you're an awesome team & I'll remember this flight forever!
Had had a boat trip booked for yesterday by our tour agent when first planning this trip but when we checked in, found that 4m swells prevented sailings. Our tour agent had warned of the possibility & recommended we consider the flying option in that event, so booked in & the office team suggested deferring a day for calmer conditions, which I did.
Safety briefing prior to departure then up & out. Our pilot, Mike had just come back from a flight where they’d spotted a Sperm Whale & from his knowledge of their behaviour he hoped that it would be back on the surface for ours, which it was. Dropped down to c500 feet & circled the Whale for around 10 mins until it dived again. Scouted around but no more Whales, although we did see a couple of pods of Dolphins.
Very smooth flight, and landing, with the added bonus of some high-level views of the snow-capped mountains. Top team, brilliant experience!
Fantastic staff who knew their stuff, very friendly and relatable. We were the only ones booked and needed at least 2 more to book to be able to go ahead, loved that they allowed time for that to happen overnight, not cancelling straight away, and so when the call came to confirm we were rapt. We were lucky enough to see a sperm whale a pod of pilot whales and dolphins, plus the scenery was beautiful. Loved loved our experience, thank you.
Excellent experience, very professional. All staff were friendly and we appreciated the lift to the airfield from town. Would fully recommend to anyone, and we saw orcas nd dolphins which was very special. Thankyou!
After a boat cruise company cancelled on us, we searched online and found wings over whales. From the moment we booked, the staff were kind and accommodating. The check in process is very streamlined and informative. The staff are so friendly and passionate. I felt like we were in very safe hands. We saw a massive pod of dolphins and a whale! Keep in mind you may not see anything coz these are wild animals, I’m just very grateful we did. Thanks heaps, will definitely recommend this!!!
I had a bit of difficulty getting seated in the plane. The pilot (and other guests) were patient and helpful. Although we didn't see any whales, we saw hundreds of dolphins and the scenery was breathtaking. The pilot was skillful and I felt totally at ease. I would thoroughly recommend this activity.
Our Pilot Emily was kind enough to delay our flight slightly so we had the best chance of seeing a whale that had been spotted earlier. We ended up being lucky enough to see two whales and lots of dolphins. The view from the sky of the coastline was amazing and the whole family enjoyed the experience.