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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 yesterday

Our pilot, Mike was very professional and engaging. During our 30 minute flight we saw three sperm whales and a very lively dolphin pod. A truly amazing experience! My wife was nervous before the flight, but the pre-flight by Mike put her completely at ease...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bclan41
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had such a good time on our flight with wings over whales. The pilot (mike) was really nice and made sure we had the best chances to spot a whale. We were lucky and saw two big sperm whales and a huge group of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 39mil
Reviewed yesterday

We decided to try this experience after discovering that the boat trip was fully booked. We were very lucky! The staff were professional, informative, reassuring and exceptionally friendly. They were also very good at their job, understanding how the whales fed, when they came to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Aldridgewatcher
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Disappointed we did not see a whale but it was not for a lack of trying from our pilot/guide. We stayed up longer than the planned 30 min (probably closer to 45 min) but no whale surfaced. We did however see a pod of 200+...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jocketraff
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excelent prebriefing and intoduction to the Whale life Perfect Aircraft handling...piloting done By Pilot Mike.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Venture30987
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sam was our pilote yesterday. He was a friendly and interesting person to talk to. He knows about whales, wildlife, local tips and do his best to give you the best experience for you to remember. I did the flight on the tiny plane, first...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Exeprience-Once
SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so happy you had a great experience- and not one but two sperm whales! We'll be sure to let Sam know you enjoyed your trip and we really appreciate the time you took to review your flight.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So today we did 2 flights with wings over whales. Unfortunately, despite all other flights so far that day having had whale sightings, and great weather, our first flight (with 7 passengers, 4 was our Group) did not, apart from maybe 1 or 2 dolphins....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stefan d
SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip Stefan! We appreciate your understanding that we work with wild animals and they decide when and where they want to be, so occasionally we do have flights that don't see any whales, and we offer...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience worth every dollar. The pilot went over and above the whale watching experience and flew us to watch the Dolphins too. Would completely recommend.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Trail248649
SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation, its great to hear you loved your experience! We try and find as much wildlife as possible on our tours, we love showing our beautiful area off :) Sounds like a great day out there over the water...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow wow wow! We are a family of 4 with two daughters who are 5&8. This experience was totally magical for all of us! Wings over Whales were super friendly and fantastic with the children. The flight itself will be one of our life highlights....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Fun for the whole family! We're so happy you had such an awesome experience, it really is unique to do a wildlife trip from an airplane, and as you saw its an incredible experience! Thank you for taking the time to review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great flight with Jesse! Saw a Sperm Whale, a huge group of dolfins and we had a great view on the coast on a beautiful day. Actually my tour was scheduled a day before, but Jesse offered our group to reschedule, even though...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andysyourneys
SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We try and make sure the customers have the best possible trip, so if its really windy conditions out at sea making spotting hard to find the whale, we will tell the customers and offer to reschedule them. And sounds like it worked out great!...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
19 October 2015|
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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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