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South Pacific Whale Watch

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30 Jun 2018
“Best helicopter tour ”
14 Apr 2018
“One of our best flight”
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South Pacific Helicopters is New Zealand's premier whale watching excursion and the only fully permitted helicopter operator in Kaikoura, offering unparalleled whale watching experiences. Soar above it all, explore nature with us, and have an...more
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72 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team from southern pacific are the best! An incredible experience that is totally worth its money. My partner had spoken to the Rachel and Daniel (receptionist and pilot) over the phone to organize for them to include a little pick-nick on one of the...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing way to not only see whales but also the beauty of the nature around. Dan was an amazing pilot and an entertaining guide. We saw two whales and had a wonderful time!

1  Thank Tatyana R
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We're so happy you had such a wonderful time Tatyana! Thank you so much for the sweet review. We hope you have you again one day, maybe we can take you into the mountains and show you the beauty that is Inland as well!

Reviewed 26 June 2018

Dan is an amazing guide and pilot, very friendly and helpful. The weather was purfect and the views were amazing. We saw two whales within minutes of taking off, we then went up and landed on the hill for a view you’d never forget. When...More

1  Thank ChrisM13669
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thanks so much Chris! Sounds like a perfect day! We're always so glad to share the magic that is Kaikoura. The whales, the views, we live in a very special place and are happy to have provided you with such a memorable experience. Be sure...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Thanks Daniel for such a memorable experience. Our family group of 4 loved every minute of the flight and flying over the large group of dusky dolphins ( there must have been over 200) and then flying over the four whales was the absolute highlight...More

1  Thank Jennifer R
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Wonderful! Thanks so much Jennifer for the awesome review. We're so happy we could provide you with such a memorable experience! Seeing giant pods of dolphins and whales from above is quite a different perspective, we hope you tag us in any awesome photos you...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Seeing whales was one of the main reasons we went to Kaikoura. Amazing time in the air,. We flew around the sperm whale. With the lower morning light we were even able to see the Sperm whale's pectoral fins, and the size of the head,...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The pilot was so kind with us. We saw one whale, and was such an exciting experience. The scenery is stunning. Go for itMore

1  Thank Charliee999
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Kaikoura really does take your breath away with its scenery AND whales doesn't it? Especially this time of year when we start getting the snow on top of the mountains. We're glad you had a great trip and will pass on your message to the...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Wow. Dan, Rachael & Yolanda were the loveliest staff but I'm sorry guys, those 3 Blue Whales stole the show. I've never been so close to such a mejesric creature. Watching these whales feed was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. We even...More

3  Thank Evelyn V
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

What an incredible sight to see THREE blue whales feeding!!! You really get to experience how impressive the animals are when you see them from above doing something like lunge feeding, we're so glad you were able to see it. We have had a very...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn’t see a whale which I am told is pretty rare. However we had a nice time on the tour seeing dusky dolphins, fur seals and lots of albatross. We were also offered an 80% refund or another tour which is such a...More

2  Thank Ben H
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi Ben! Thank you for the wonderful review but I have a feeling you may have done your tour with Whale Watch Kaikoura, the boat whale watching tour offered here in Kaikoura. Here at South Pacific we offer Whale Watching via Helicopter here in beautiful...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Within the 30 min flight we sighted orca, dolphins, the hard to find Blue whale, and of course our favourite the sperm whale. Well done to Dan, Rachel, Mark and Zac for an awesome experience. Couldn't rate them higher. Very professional outfit and heaps of...More

1  Thank JulieB8396
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Wow! That sounds like quite the successful tour! The marine life was definitely out to play that day! You are very welcome and we're so happy we could provide you with such an awesome experience. So lovely to have met you and hope to see...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

Absolutely fantastic, last minute booking and we were lucky enough to see the worlds largest living mammal, the Blue Whale. I don't think too many people can say they have seen one and it was so special. The helicopter was perfect for viewing the whale...More

1  Thank AlexM12211
SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Fabulous! Thank you so much Alex for the wonderful review and company! We feel so lucky when the Blues decide to pass through our waters! Such majestic creatures to witness, the largest animal on the planet! Definitely a sight to see, you can now knock...More

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