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Whale Watch Flights
Whale Watching in Kaikoura will be a highlight of your trip to New Zealand. Air Kaikoura Aero Club was the first to offer Whale Watching flights in Kaikoura and for the last 30 years has been providing amazing whale experiences. Let Murray and his friendly team of pilots take you out over the Kaikoura Sea Canyon to view the mighty Sperm whale, from the tip to the tail.
Typical flights are 30 minute duration over the Kaikoura sea canyon which is situated just off shore, at a depth ranging from 1000m to 3000m.
You can communicate with the pilot via headset and get fantastic camera shots of the whale from nose to tail, before it prepares for its next dive.
Air Kaikoura boasts a 95% success rate, an opportunity to see other marine and mammal wildlife on your trip and the option to extend your flight to give you the best chance of success.
Other species of whales that can be seen in the Kaikoura waters on occasion are Humpbacks, Right Whales, Orca and Pilot Whales can be seen in the Kaikoura waters. Also view large pods of dolphins feeding and playing along the Kaikoura coast.
Air Kaikoura guarantees a flight with a minimum of two passengers, and our fleet includes our newest addition, the 8 seater GA-8 Airvan, a high wing aircraft perfect for scenic flights.