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Come and see the entire Whale from ‘head to tail’ with Kaikoura Helicopters - the most experienced aerial whale watching company in the world.
Kaikoura Helicopters was established in 1990, and continues to grow and develop as a professional tourism enterprise. Our modern fleet consists of 2 x Robinson R44’s (3 passengers) and 2 x Airbus AS350’s (5 - 6 passengers). Our aircraft are fitted with emergency pop out floats for added safety over water. Our team of 4 pilots and 2 sales staff are experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic to assist.
We can have you lifting off from our centrally located heli – pads and within minutes be in the spectacular environment that plays host to the magnificent Sperm Whale. From the comfort of our helicopter, experience the ultimate vantage point, viewing Whales, Dolphins and Seals amongst other marine life.
Our exclusive alpine flights allow you to get up close and personal with some of the highest mountains in New Zealand. Land at altitude amongst the stunning Kaikoura Seaward Ranges and encounter 360 - degree views of this unique and rugged coastline.
We also offer Earthquake Scenic Flights | Heli Picnics | Heli Rafting | Heli Hiking | Marlborough Winery Tours | Private Charters | Nationwide Transfers | Marriage Proposals | Weddings | Hunting | Film & Photography | Gift Vouchers and so much more!
We fly everyday on demand, except Christmas Day. We welcome families with small children, the elderly, people with disabilities and those who may suffer from sea – sickness. Children under the age of 3, fly for free.
Heli Whale Watching - from $250 per person
Alpine Flights - from $150 per person
Local Scenic Flights - from $100 per person
Contact us for all flight options and prices!