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Air Kaikoura Aero Club

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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579
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This alternative to whale watching was probably better.

We arrived at the airport and met a couple who had just been on a whale watching flight and were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Amazing Experience!!

We are so glad we can here today to take a plane ride with Pilot Taylor to see the whales and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Whale Flights / Scenic Flights / Flight Training. Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's longest running aerial operator. We have been operating scenic flights and flight training for 30 years. Our spectacular 30 minute whale flight gives you the chance to see the mighty sperm whale, whilst taking in some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer. We also offer complete Pilot training from our 25 minute trial flight, where you get hands on experience in our Cessna 150, right through to completing a private pilots licence. Air Kaikoura / Kaikoura Aero Club is a non profit organization meaning by flying with us your money goes back into our organization. We thank you for flying with us.
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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at the airport and met a couple who had just been on a whale watching flight and were told that they hadn't seen anything worthwhile. After discussion with the club staff, we opted for the sightseeing flight lasting about half an hour. As...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so glad we can here today to take a plane ride with Pilot Taylor to see the whales and dolphins, so lucky to have so much sea mammal sightings today. Would highly recommend doing this air activity when in Kaikoura. Beautiful scenery from...More

Thank 99laviniak
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time flying over Kaikoura coast line. As promised, we saw the magnificent sperm whale and 2 humpbacks. We also saw a pod of near to 1,000 dolphins. The scenery, in addition, was phenomenal. Thanks very much, no 1 thing we have...More

Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I really loved my whale watching flight today. Not only did we see two whales but the view of the Kaikoura peninsula with the mountains behind was just stunning! I loved every minute of it. Taylor was great, telling us what we could see and...More

Thank ForestA86
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very friendly staff. Exciting to fly such a small plane. We saw one sperm whale and lots of dolphins. Can recommend!

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We did a trip with Air Kaikoura Aero Club to fly over the whales in one of their tiny planes! Everyone was really friendly and knowledgeable. We saw 2 sperm whales and loads of dolphins. On the plane every customer had a window seat, and...More

Thank Visitor923
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful flight with a fantastic sighting of a Sperm Whale. Thank you to Taylor our pilot- he gave us great commentary and great views. Highlight of my New Zealand tour, thank you!

Thank tinanurse1
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had an amazing flight with Air Kaikoura. We spotted one beautiful sperm whale and dozens of funny pilot whales! Pilot was also very friendly, we took photos with him at the end of our trip. Awesome!

Thank Maulagna
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had an amazing experience with Air Kaikoura and so grateful to the team for providing a personalised flight. We were lucky enough to spot the 2 male sperm whales which was such a special experience! Would highly recommend!

Thank KMG1983
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Thanks a lot to the team of Air Kaikoura. We saw two whales and had an awesome flight. The staff is very friendly and works hard to make the customers happy with the view on whales and dolphins :-) Thank you very much!

Thank Frauke H
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