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Kaikoura Helicopters

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Whaleway Station Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6609
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What an amazing experience yesterday. I am still wearing a huge smile on my face the day after. On... read more

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Janka K
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My wife and I did the top and tail ride. We rode over the ocean and found some whales and then... read more

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Kaikoura is world renowned for its whale watching – it also boasts some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer. Helping you experience this is Kaikoura Helicopters, the most experienced aerial whale watching company in the world. We can have you lifting off from our centrally located heli – pads and within minutes be in the spectacular environment that plays host to the magnificent Sperm Whale. From the comfort of our helicopter, experience this ultimate vantage point, viewing the entire whale from head to tail. Our exclusive alpine flights allow you to get up close and personal with some of the highest mountains in New Zealand. Land at altitude amongst the stunning Kaikoura Seaward Ranges and encounter 360 - degree views of this unique and rugged coastline. We also offer scenic flights, heli hikes, heli picnics, heli rafting, heli biking, charters, nationwide transfers, weddings, hunting, film and photography, gift vouchers, and more! Flying everyday!
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Whaleway Station Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing experience yesterday. I am still wearing a huge smile on my face the day after. On our tour we got to see a Humpback Whale, a Fin Whale and a Blue Whale. Absolutely awesome. Thanks to the whole team @ Kaikoura Helicopters....More

Thank Janka K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did the top and tail ride. We rode over the ocean and found some whales and then headed up to the top of Mount Fyffe. Aaron the pilot was extremely knowledgeable and informative about what we were seeing and really did...More

Thank Kevin K
Kaikoura H, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the wonderful review. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your flight with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for later in the afternoon, but received a call to see if we could depart asap because a whale was due to surface soon. Without further ado, we got to the offices, checked in & took off. Minutes later we were circling as...More

Thank Ben N
Kaikoura H, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, we’re glad you enjoyed the trip.

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic two trips. First in a small helicopter, just myself and wife. 30 minutes, nearly giving up seeing a whale the Aaron our pilot received news from one of the boats and we got about five minutes with an 18m sperm whale. Fantastic. All staff...More

Thank Nigtay62
Kaikoura H, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We’re so pleased you were able to see a whale on your flight.

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I went for a New Year's Day drive and ended up here, the flight was indeed spectacular to say the least, the views in the air of the area were gorgeous, and the huge bonus was seeing a Whale right before it was...More

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Kaikoura H, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review. We’re glad you enjoyed flying with us. One of our crew took some photos of your flight, if you’re interested just email us & we’ll send you a copy.

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Choose this one for my daughter, as she really want to have a look how the real whale looks like, but we did not meet any. She is disappointed. However the pilot has tried his best, and the staff is friendly. Really hope to view...More

Thank Carolynkang
Kaikoura H, Front Office Manager at Kaikoura Helicopters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback and thank you for flying with us. We’re sorry that we could not find you a whale. We do our best to find one on every flight but unfortunately, just as we say in our briefings, they are wild animals...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great helicopter tour and saw a huge sperm whale. When you see them from above you get a sense of how big they really are. And the scenery from the helicopter is absolutely fantastic. We can highly recommend this!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

What more could you ask for. They were no nonsense but engaging and very clearly knew what they were doing and the countryside they were in. Modern and high end machines as well.

Thank timtT6478JH
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We called Kaikoura Helicopters. Lots of options. Its a 4 seater chopper. You an choose with 4 or with just the two of us. We don’t mind flying with 4 so we took that option. After the safety briefing comes a good explanation about whales,...More

Thank erikdefotograaf
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

They have friendly staff and you can use the AA traveller voucher to get the price down to 245NZD for a 40min flight. The pilot had good routine and found the sperm whale quick after 8min and we spend 8min to fly around the whale...More

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Heather F
22 September 2016|
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Response from DaredevilMick | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is cheaper if the helicopter is full as the flight price is split 3 ways rather then two. They are very helpful and I'm sure if you contact them in advance with flexibility for date and time they will do their best to... More
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Irene S
21 January 2015|
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Response from Kaikoura H | Property representative |
Hi Irene, Thank you for your enquiry. As commented above, our flights do not include Franz Josef or Arthurs Pass, although we do have an array of Whale Watching flight options, as well as Coastal or Alpine flight options... More
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