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Heli-Whale Watch Explorer provided by South Pacific Helicopters

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Important Information
Departure Point
617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7374, New Zealand
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter tour to view whales and other wildlife
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly during your flight
  • Live commentary from our knowledgable pilots
  • Round-trip transfer to and from town, with drop off's to hotels available
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended to bring some warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sunglasses and camera
  • Our helicopters have a maximum of 4 passenger seats, if booking more they will be split between helicopters
  • If booking within 48 hours of travel time please contact our office at +6433195548 or free phone within NZ 0800360886
  • All flights are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. Please see our website for full terms and conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Carolyn wrote a review Jun 2020
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Wow, what a wonderful flight. Day was perfect and fortunate to see some humpback whales and dolphins. Daniel was a terrific pilot and the rest of the team most helpful and courteous. Highly recommend this team Hope to be back for another trip.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the review and recommendation. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your flight with Daniel. We hope to see you again the future.
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michele g wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our pilot Peter. Was a great guy and made a huge effort to find a whale for us he was very knowledgeable and a skillful pilot. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Michele
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, General Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Hi Michele, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and photos! I will be sure to pass your kind words onto Pete. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand
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NKaur2019 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Sensational in every way. The whole team were brilliant and Daniel, the pilot, was just superb. We had an abridged briefing as a whale had been sighted and Daniel was keen to get us in the air. Amazing timing. We were fortunate to see a whale thanks to Daniel. The whole team
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 6 Feb 2020
We definitely try our very best to give you the greatest opportunity to view the whales, which sometimes meaning getting you out a little earlier than your scheduled flight if possible to be in the air for when the whales surface. Thank you for your recommendation, we agree the hour flight is a great option to take in the amazing wildlife and scenery. We will be sure to pass your kind message on to Daniel. Thanks for flying with us!
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Ellen F wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York84 contributions34 helpful votes
We were on a cruise and took a shuttle into Kaikoura center. When we saw the Wings Over Whales tour office we decided to take a chance and see if any seats were available. Very friendly staff member took our information and was able to get us on a helicopter ride that
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review Ellen. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience from beginning to end and everything in-between. How cool to see both Sperm whales and Humpbacks! We will pass on your kind messages to the rest of the team. We hope you enjoy the rest of your cruise trip around New Zealand.
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Arnika wrote a review Jan 2020
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Had the best flight seeing 3 sperm whales! Such a great experience wouldn’t miss it! Pilot and crew went out of their way to make the trip one to remember thanks guys
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 13 Jan 2020
We are glad we made such a memorable experience. Thank you for the review. enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand.
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About the operator

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ShaunandAdele
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3 whales in one flight!!!
Dan and the team we’re just fantastic. Very professional, experienced and an awesome helicopter too!!
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closed2016
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Great ride with South Pacific Helicopters, Kaikoura
A very enjoyable trip to the top of Mt Fyffe. Grandchildren had a lovely time in the snow. The pilot did a first cl
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ryannayr2019
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Top Notch Experience and Service
Thanks to Pete the pilot and the Team at South Pacific Helicopters for an amazing scenic flight this morning. Spen
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corinnathekiwi
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A once in a lifetime experience!
I had the most incredible time on this tour! It was my first experience in a helicopter and i felt so safe and comf
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barbaraw792
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JUST DO IT !!
WOW this a definate trip for EVERYONE'S Bucket List young or old. Totally amazing Admin & Pilot crew so friendly ,
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Y1293HYnickk
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A unique experience
I absolutely enjoyed the experience. First off, the staff were very polite and professional. The flight was smoot
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joseph g
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whale viewing
We really enjoyed the flight. Everyone was professional. We felt so lucky to see a blue whale and a sperm whale a
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Annika D
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Stunning views over Kaikoura!
I went on an unplanned trip up in the air and my very first time in a helicopter. It was absolutely incredible. The
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balland_laurence
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Just great !
Perfect place, perfect helicopter, perfect pilot 👍 We didn’t plan the flight but they organize it very quickly wit
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Michael O
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Hellifantastic!
My wife does not like small aircraft or helicopters but knowing that I really wanted to go on this trip agreed to c
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wardle508
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Fantastic flight
The initial welcome was friendly and professional. A pre-flight briefing gave a good insight in the behaviour of th
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Ian1559
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Wow
This experience was a highlight ,we saw a Hundred or so dolphins jumping and playing then headed along the coast no
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793kirstiea
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Economy whale watching flight
Fantastic loved every minute even when feeling motion sickness. Pete the pilot was excellent very knowledgeable an
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susangU7415SH
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Due to bad weather our whale watching sea tour was cancelled so we opted for a helicopter tour. Pete our local pil
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eadlin16
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Awesome Trip
This was one of the most amazing trips I have done. Thank you very much. The flight was very smooth and the pilot w
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  • Duration: 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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