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Salt Air Tours

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Salt Air's helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights and tours offer you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands and Northland from the air with spectacular coastline views and island scenery. Our guided tour options and island...more
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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During a trip to the Bay of Islands I booked on a fixed wing return trip to the most northerly point of north island. It was a lovely journey with occasional rain squalls which the pilot managed to avoid on the way up and down....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Evelyn J
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your great summary and rating of our Cape Reinga Tour - glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to miss out on an amazing experience and luckily did not thanks to the excitement from our friends at salt air. We came to bay of islands on our two week NZ honeymoon and would have been disappointed if we had not...More

1  Thank jillianrl522
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

It is easy to see why people use superlatives to describe this tour. If you get a chance to take this tour it is likely that your perspective of this area will be greatly enhanced. Our pilot, Sanjeev, had a delicate touch on the controls...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank martomsak
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your high recommendation of our Cape Reinga Tour, Sanjeev obviously did a fantastic job of hosting you and we are very appreciate of your high rating. Thanks for flying with us.

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

These guys should be #1 on Trip Advisor hands down. Owner operated 25 plus years, as a fellow Flightseeing operator we are pretty fussy when it comes to taking flights & anyone in the same situation should have no question about safety with Salt Air....More

1  Thank Airmilford
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your support Ant - glad we got to show the bay from the air and land on the Hole in the Rock. Appreciate the excellent review!

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We took the half day fly/drive/fly Cape Reinga tour today. What an amazing experience and the absolute best way to visit the Cape. No sitting in a bus for long periods along a road that misses most of the coastal scenery. Sanjiv was our pilot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank HeatherF166
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

It's certainly the best way to get to and explore the Cape Reinga area, glad you enjoyed the tour and scenery. Thanks for sharing your experience with others!

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Took the flight to Cape Reinga, Tapotupoto and sand boarding today. The weather was beautiful as Sanjiv flew the Cessna plane to a field in the middle of nowhere. What an adventure made even better by Sanjiv’s knowledge of the area and expert piloting. Congratulations...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David N
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

We appreciate your high rating and recommendation of our Cape Reinga Tour, glad you enjoyed the adventure!

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This was an absolutely wonderful idea, it was like in the movies. The view of the landscape is incredible. The pilot was so friendly with us and showed and explained us everything.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Erick T
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thanks so much for your excellent review of our helicopter flight - glad you loved it!

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous trip!! We did the scenic flight/tour to Cape Reinga. Flew from Kerikeri up the west coast beyond the 90 mile beach. The guided vehicle tour took us to the lighthouse at Cape Reinga. From there to picnic on the beach and on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dawn C
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, we appreciate your great feedback and glad you had such a fabulous time on our tour.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Today we went on the half day scenic and tour flight with Sanjeeve and Brendan. It was fantastic. Both guys were very knowledgeable and professional. This is simply a fantastic tour and worth doing. What a way to see the north end of NZ. Really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ozimum
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thanks so much for your high recommendation of our Cape Reinga Tour, glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We did a 30min flight over the Bay of Islands which was amazing. The weather was incredible, the book in process was great (you only pay on the day but can prebook) and the staff were excellent. Great experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kjm6565
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Nice to hear both the flight and our service were excellent - perfect all round!

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