Kaikoura Helicopters Ltd
Kaikoura Helicopters Ltd
4.5
Helicopter ToursSightseeing ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife ToursAir Tours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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, Seasonal snow landings, heli picnics, heli rafting, heli biking, charters, nationwide transfers, weddings, hunting, film and photography, gift vouchers, and more! Flying everyday!
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Suehes
Western Ireland, Ireland17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The administration was poor. We were sent instructions to meet at the incorrect place. Phoned and was told that she'd sent a link to get to the correct place - she hadn't. Finally went in to the office in Kaikoura to get the correct instructions.
Aaron was our pilot. Very friendly and informative but he spoke to us as though we were kindergarten age. Good 30 minute helicopter ride but no whales seen at all sadly.
Written 22 February 2024
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andrew h
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Online booking was straightforward and face to face service was prompt and helpful. Pilot was knowledgable and felt in safe hands. Seeing a sperm whale from the air and close up was just superb. A highlight of our holiday
Written 20 February 2024
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Sabine B
Bern, Switzerland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The day was perect for a flight over the Kaikoura peninsula and out to the sea for searching of whales. As there was no Whale spotted this morning, we were happy to find a sperm Whale, just coming up for taking air. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and gave us very good opportunities for taking photos of the Whale, of the schools of dolphines as well as the peninsula and the coast.
Would do it again, any time!
Written 5 February 2024
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famvanderwende57
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
It was great to be able to go up and see the magnificent ocean. I really liked seeing the ocean shine up in my eyes. To be honest it was more fun going on a helicopter then a plane
Written 16 January 2024
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famvanderwende57
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This was a wonderful experience for me seeing the water underground me and seeing dolphins. This was so cool, my sister and I were with my grandparents. I rate 10/10.
Written 16 January 2024
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Martin W
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Our departure time was brought forward and so our flight missed out on spotting the one whale that was in the area. Flight was a failure, no refund nor extended flight, nor anything. Very disappointing considering the cost
Written 19 December 2023
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C L
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The flight was mind blowing! Saw hectors dolphins before we even left the helipad! Our pilot was super knowledgeable and super confident. He did an amazing job. Found a sperm whale within minutes. Amazing experience having never seen one before and after he found a huge pod of dusky dolphins!! Scenery was amazing as well. Best wildlife flight ever!! Highly recommend doing this flight
Written 9 December 2023
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911bernadettek
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Arron thank you. You made the trip magic from start to finish, from your commentary to your amazing gift of spotting :)
Arron, went above and beyond the call of duty to making sure that we had the best experience ever.
Professional, knowledgeable and an absolute 'good bugger'
Bernadette, Shea.Molly, Lulu, Daisy.
Written 6 October 2023
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Wanderer27536994447
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We had an amazing sunny afternoon flight with Aaron. Thanks to Aaron’s flexibility we started an afternoon earlier to use the incredible weather. Spotted a Sperm Whale, a huge group of dolphins and seals sleeping on the coastal rocks. Great experience, thank you so much for this excellent whale experience :)
Written 24 May 2023
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James S
Adelaide, Australia454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We were so well informed before the trip and then the trip was brilliant. We managed to circle over a massive sperm whale before it dived and then found a massive pod of performing dusky dolphins- it truly is a magical experience. The chopper is so comfortable and the pilot really friendly and informative
Written 6 May 2023
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