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South Pacific Whale Watch

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72 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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South Pacific Whale Watch 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 unforgettable one-of-a-kind unique adventure in New Zealand. South Pacific Whale Watch offer a quality experience orbiting the resident sperm whales and the playful dusky dolphins and curious New Zealand fur seals. Not only can we show you the whales, but within minutes we can also have you landing high in the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges that tower straight out of the Pacific Ocean, for amazing views of the local area. South Pacific Helicopters, a subsidiary of South Pacific Whale Watch, also provides services such as charter and scenic flights, mountain biking, rafting, hunting, photography, engagement, skiing and snowboarding in season, wedding, special occasions, plus commercial work specialising in precision lifting. And - 100% No Sea Sickness!
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72 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a whale watch...third one with this group over the years. Saw over a dozen whales. So many breaching. It was fantastic!!!More

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SouthPacificWhales, Public Relations Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks very much for your review, it is very much appreciated, however I do believe you went on a whale watch in Hawaii, and not in New Zealand where our company is based. It is prime season for humpback whales in Hawaii right now and...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

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