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Wings Over Whales

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Experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm Whale, playful Dusky Dolphin and majestic scenery from above! Wings Over Whales Kaikoura conduct whale watching flights, scenic mountain tours and private charter. Endorsed by Qualmark New Zealand, our professional...more
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Kaikoura Airport | 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7374, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Right from the moment you enter the log cabin, you are made very welcome. I enjoyed the pre-flight info on whales. I learnt a lot. the flight was great, and I saw my first ever whale! Very majestic, and it is great to see them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Smarti70
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lucky for us, we had the last flight of the day. Our Pilot Jesse, took us around for an extra twenty minutes in order to spot the whale that we were waiting on- and sure enough, we got to see him. Along with a large...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyndsey N
Reviewed 6 days ago

We started out with the boat option in Kaikoura, but 30 minutes before our boarding time they told us the trip had canceled due to a mechanical malfunction. Lucky for us though, the staff graciously offered to book us on the aircraft tour (at no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got to see a whale and a huge bunch of dolphins. Super nice people at a very professional outfit. Great service and a good value. For me this was perfect.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank benh1800
SouthPacificHeli, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. We're so glad you enjoyed your flight and saw the whale and dolphins too - we count ourselves very lucky to have such amazing marine neighbours!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started out good. Nice staff. Just before bording pilot informed us that it maybe hard to find any whales today. (After we paid) sure enough no whales were seen. On departing the plane the pilot offered us another complimentary flight. We said that will be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MikeNewZealand
SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mike, We are very sorry to hear you were not happy with your experience. On days where the weather is not great we always inform customers that finding whales may be difficult due to the wind, and we offer the chance for the customer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ferry trips to see whales had been cancelled due to rough seas and a lot of fog. The staff at the ferry terminal were brilliant and did their best to reallocate trips. Although the ferry was running the next day the sea was still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bee1056
SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a weird streak of weather we had over those two days! We were as happy as you were to see the sun after two (very strange) days of fog. Thank you for taking the time to review and we are so glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to WhaleWatch by sea, when advised that due to bad weather all sailings were cancelled. Our HassleFree guide mannaged to swap the cruise to a short flight. And then, unfortunately, a land slide blocked the road! So out of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, we're so glad everything worked out to still get you up here to Kaikoura and out whale watching even with all the stuff Mother Nature was throwing at us! Glad you enjoyed your flight and safe travels...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since the boats weren’t going out the previous day due to rough seas, we decided to take a flight with WoW. Also today, swell was pretty rough. The crew was well organized and hospitable. They put in their A game to show you the whales....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Leonard412
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure to have you join us and we're glad you enjoyed the flight - it definitely is an amazing way to go whale watching. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent customer service provided by our friendly pilot Mike. Almost 5 minutes into the flight Mike had us circling over a huge Sperm Whale. The flight itself was very comfortable. After spotting the Sperm Whale Mike managed to locate a super-pod of dolphins (200+). Amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DaveyC052
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Anne and Dave! It was a pleasure to have you on the flight - it is such a unique way to see whales and dolphins. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We joined one of the flights in October and it was a really great experience to get up in the small aeroplane. The views over the Kaikoura peninsula are great and give you a very different perspective of the whole area. We were unlucky and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AltabasTravels
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your flight. We are so lucky to live in such an amazing place. Unfortunately, on occasion, some flights do not see whales, this is something that is sometimes out of our control working with wildlife, however we're...More

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61anujas
10 October 2016|
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Response from Janlyn-60 | Reviewed this property |
Boat gives you a closer encounter, but plane lets you see more area and greater chance of seeing whales and dolphins. I would base my decision on the time of season I was visiting.
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Jobeale
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Response from Wings0verWhales | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. We often have babies and toddlers on our flights and they fly with no problems at all- in fact they usually drop off to sleep! We can provide a set of ear muffs to protect little ears but... More
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