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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Kaikoura

Kaikoura: 30-Minute Whale Watching Helicopter Tour

Product ID: 182642
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Embark on a 30-minute helicopter tour to view whales and other marine life from above. Whether you are an adventure-seeker, a marine wildlife explorer or love the great outdoors, see entire whales from head to tail from a bird's-eye view.
About this activity
Duration 30 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take to the skies for a unique whale watching experience
  • Marvel at whales from above where you can see them in their entirety from tip to tail
  • Enjoy inflight commentary from your experienced pilot
Full description
Soar above Kaikoura on a whale watching flight and enjoy the marine wonders of this stunning area. Focusing on the sperm whales that are prevalent year-round, during the 30-minute flight your pilot will position the helicopter for the perfect view of these mighty creatures. See a whale in its entirety from tip to tail, and take in incredible photos as you fly past some of New Zealand's most beautiful coastline.

Marvel at a diverse variety of marine life from humpback, southern right, and blue whales to playful dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Your headset will keep you in constant contact with your pilot who will showcase some of the spectacular scenery and wildlife. Admire rugged coastline, enjoy the views, and look out for other wildlife.
  • 30-minute whale watching helicopter flight
  • Inflight commentary
  • Real-time flight tracking
  • Experienced pilot
  • Headsets
  • Life jackets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kaikoura Airport Terminal, 617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikoura.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
Know before you go
• Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions
• Your flight date and/or time may be different to the one requested
• All whale watching flights are carried out in accordance with New Zealand's Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations
• All travelers must be weighted at check-in due to aircraft weight restrictions
• Flights are suitable for families, infants, children, individuals with mobility impairments and those who might suffer from seasickness