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Salt Air Tours

69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8338
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US$237.26*
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Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
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Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
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US$297.45*
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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour including Scenic Flight
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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 escapes will also leave you with an appreciation of our beaches, local history, culture and coastal environment that is uniquely Northland.
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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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Thank Oenomane
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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1  Thank patriciae648
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice flight over the Bay of Islands but got caught in some rain which spoiled the view. We should have postponed our flight and waited for clearer weather but we had another trip in the afternoon This would be fabulous on a clear day. $...More

Thank russell85
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We always try and avoid the rain and showers for our scenic flights but some days it's harder to achieve - but glad you enjoyed it anyway!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on an overcast day but it didn’t matter. The views and the ride are still spectacular. The bays have a beautiful green colour and the islands look magnificent. It is well and truly worth while.

Thank Martin J
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, glad you enjoyed our helicopter flight over the Bay of Islands :-)

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, on a whim, seized an opportunity to fly around Northland via Salt Air. It was worth every penny and every second we spent. From the north cape, to the sand dunes, to the visual topography at 2000' up in the sky....More

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

Thanks so much for your review of our Cape Reinga Tour by aeroplane. Glad you found it so awesome and our team were great. Thanks for flying with us :-)

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Took my wife on the 45 minute Heli tour around the Bay of Islands with the landing on Motu Kōkako for her birthday. I must say after spending my childhood boating around the Bay this trip was absolutely the most amazing thing we could have...More

1  Thank Mark R
saltairpaihia, Front Office Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for the great view. We are so pleased to hear that you loved your flight and landing on Motu Kōkako, it really is a special place and we are so lucky to have it on our doorstep! Cheers from the Salt Air Team

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We took a 45 minute helicopter tour of Bay of Islands and landed on Hole in The Rock. Amazing views. Pilot was great at explaining islands, showing us around Hole in the rock island. We were fortunate enough to see a humpback whale, which we...More

1  Thank Melissa M
saltairpaihia, Front Office Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad to hear you loved the flight and that you had the added bonus of seeing a humpback whale. Cheers from the Salt Air Team!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic first experience in a helicopter. We did the shortest trip to the hole in the rock. The views were spectacular and the staff were very friendly and helpful. A little on the expensive side but a once in a lifetime experience!

Thank Amy Y
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks for your review and we're glad you loved the views and our team was friendly. yes helicopters are a more expensive way to fly but we don't believe it is overpriced considering the costs involved to operate them. Thanks for flying with us :-)

Reviewed 11 August 2017

we took the hole in the rock landing tour and it was great the views were spectacular. Landing on the island made me a bit nervous but it was so interesting to get out and have a look around on top seeing the vegetation and...More

Thank margaret l
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Wonderful that you ventured to this wonderful island with us, we're glad you got over your nerves and found it so interesting! Thanks for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Friendly experienced staff make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in the door. The helicopter flight around the islands and landing on the "hole in the rock" is extra special. Our pilot, Manu,made us feel very comfortable for the entire flight. Dont think...More

Thank Keith F
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks for the wonderful review, our team and Manu appreciate the special mention!

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