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South Pacific Whale Watch

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72 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5548
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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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72 West End, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5548
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the helicopter ride to see the whales! The crew were fantastic at communicating with us regarding weather for our flight but also the road closures around Kaikoura at the time. Dan the pilot was exceptionally knowledgeable about the region and whales etc. loved...More

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SouthPacificWhales, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Were so glad you enjoyed your trip with us We definitely want to be as clear as possible about the weather on the day so you can enjoy the best possible trip out to see the whales, and we love sharing our passion for the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Great informative pre-flight briefing by Daniel who flew us out and in no time at all had us photographing sperm whales as he circled above enabling us to capture a dive as the boats below were still sailing in on the sighting. Highly recommended....More

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SouthPacificWhales, Director of Sales at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you had a great time on the tour and you were able to see some of the magnificent wildlife Kaikoura has to offer. Hope you got good photos of the whales and thanks again from the team here at South Pacific Whale...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Wow, just wow! We stepped out of your helicopter yesterday and felt completely lost for words! What an amazing 1.2 hours we spent with Dan exploring the Kaikoura hills and coastline. From the beautiful coastal sights, information about the earthquake and the plans a foot...More

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SPWW-Team, Public Relations Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback! So glad you had a fantastic time, we're pretty proud of our amazing heli-experiences and Daniel's knowledge and experience of Kaikoura is unmatched! See you again real soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Absolutely fantastic! My partner and did the 40 minute whale and dolphin watching flight this August and loved the whole experience. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly and even took some photos of us in front of the helicopter at the end of the...More

Thank Naomi S
Daniel S, Public Relations Manager at South Pacific Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

We are so glad you had a fantastic time with South Pacific Whale Watch Kaikoura NZ! We are pretty spoilt for beautiful scenery and the abundant wildlife here in Kaikoura, and our eco-friendly helicopters (noise reduction/energy efficient aircraft) make it so much more enjoyable. Please...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Family visiting Manakau198. Excellent trip by very informative pilot flying over earthquake damage (even where does where stranded) and snow topped mountains. Very enjoyable experience. Will definitely book again on our next visit.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Custom tailored trip to suit visiting family. Pilot put the first time flyers at ease, very knowledgeable and pointed out areas of interest (there were a lot post quake!). Fantastic experience. Family already planning whale watch trip for next visit!

1  Thank manakau198
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