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Wings Over Whales

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Wings over whales Kaikoura

What an amazing experience to flight over the sea ans see a whale without disturbing it! Oscar is a... read more

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Vincent L
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Most Amazing Time seeing Sperm Whales

My husband and I opted for this as we’ve done many boat tours and we were not disappointed. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MrsFin28
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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 via mobile

What an amazing experience to flight over the sea ans see a whale without disturbing it! Oscar is a really nice pilot, very smooth flight and a lot of beautiful memory of this experience! Thank you!

1  Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I opted for this as we’ve done many boat tours and we were not disappointed. The staff at the airport were great when we showed up a day early for our flight by mistake. They accommodated us on to a flight that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to time constraints, we opt for wings over whales instead of via boat. Honestly the whale look like normal fish from top until a boat came by and with that comparison, you do see the fish being massive! Our pilot like us to have...More

Thank Seira
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful day with Wings over Whales - we were supposed to do the whale watching boat but they were cancelled due to rough seas. We were offered a refund, change to the next day or no extra charge transfer to a plane instead. We took...More

Thank gcolclough88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to go whale watching and this surely did not disappoint! They are amazing pilots and team and we saw a couple of whales too. It was definitely an amazing experience that I would love to do again! Highly recommended to everyone

1  Thank EmmaClarkson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best things Iv done in Kaikoura. Seeing the sperm whales was the highlight, but the views from the plane of the whole town and snow capped mountains really topped it off!!! the wheather was on point too. Our pilot Oscar was so...More

2  Thank Bmeiks22
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience, Oscar our pilot was amazing and we got to see two sperm whales together. Would deffo recommend going!

1  Thank Lizziebeach
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This was one of our favorite activities we did! Friendly staff, relaxed, professional, and knowledgeable. Small group in the plane for about 40+ minutes and saw 3 whales some had dolphins swimming around them. Oscar was a great pilot and genuinely excited when we got...More

1  Thank Suezb14
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Suezb14! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so happy this was the highlight of your New Zealand experience. We definitly think Kaikoura is a special place and hope you tell all your friends and family it's a must do if ever...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Had the most amazing flight today it was the perfect weather for a flight.The staff are extremely friendly as-well as the pilots. Got to see 2 sperm whales witch was amazing being able to soar through the sky and look down on the beautiful animals....More

1  Thank JonoP54
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Kia Ora Jono! You are SO welcome. We're glad to have given you such a wonderful experience and hope to see you again one day! Don't forget to tag us in any amazing photos you took on Facebook or Instagram! @wingsoverwhales #wingsoverwhales

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Spur of the moment decision and well worth the $$$. Pilot was relaxed and informative and awesome veiwing of Humpback whales.

Thank jimmac2015
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hey Jim! Isn't it though!? That's amazing that you got to see Humpbacks! Sperm Whales are our locals and when we get transient whales passing through like Humpbacks, Blues, or Orcas we get just giddy. Hope to see you again one day!

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Anuja S
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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