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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 via mobile

After a quick but infornative briefing within half hour we were in the air, we managed to see a large sperm whale which was fascinating. The views from up there are just epic too. Oscar was a great pilot and everyone thoroughly enjoyed, thanks wings...More

Thank TomGlovesfood
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw a whale after just two minutes of flying in glorious sunshine. Then saw loads of dolphins and to finish it off, a scenic flight around the peninsular. Mike gave an informative presentation, was an excellent pilot and well deserves an ice cream!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did not seem like our pilot tried very hard to find any whales. Previously my friend did this tour and her experience was much better. They flew until they found whales even though it took more than an hour.More

Thank Karen D
Wings0verWhales, Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Karen, thanks for your review. We are also very disappointed that we did not live up to your expectations. Unfortunately on occasion some flights do not see whales, this is something that is sometimes out of our control working with wildlife. We do work...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There were 7 of us who went up in two smaller groups and both groups had an incredible sighting of both a Sperm Whale and a massive pod of Dusky Dolphins. Would definitely recommend. Our pilot Oscar was not only a great pilot but also...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018 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!

2  Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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

1  Thank MrsFin28
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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 1 September 2018 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

1  Thank gcolclough88
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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

2  Thank EmmaClarkson
Reviewed 21 August 2018 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

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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
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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