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Air Kaikoura Aero Club

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Address: 627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 6579
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Whale Flights / Scenic Flights / Flight Training.

Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's...

Whale Flights / Scenic Flights / Flight Training.

Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's longest running aerial operator. We have been operating scenic flights and flight training for 30 years.

Our spectacular 30 minute whale flight gives you the chance to see the mighty sperm whale, whilst taking in some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer.

We also offer complete Pilot training from our 25 minute trial flight, where you get hands on experience in our Cessna 150, right through to completing a private pilots licence.

Air Kaikoura / Kaikoura Aero Club is a non profit organization meaning by flying with us your money goes back into our organization. We thank you for flying with us.

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Whale watching flight

We did this flight today with our Pilot Matt. Matt chose to take off when the time was right to see the sperm whale, we saw 3 !!! And a huge pod of dolphins. Highly recommend this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MegSteve
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Darwin, Australia

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this flight today with our Pilot Matt. Matt chose to take off when the time was right to see the sperm whale, we saw 3 !!! And a huge pod of dolphins. Highly recommend this company. Friendly, knowledgeable and know what they are doing. Recommend booking on line, we booked the day before and were lucky enough to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of flying today with Matt and his team from Kaikoura to look out for sperm whales. Matt was determined to find the beautiful whale for us and didn't let us down. An incredible experience, great customer service and a definite item for anybody's wish list if you come across to Kaikoura.

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Thank ClaresBloomers
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small company are easy to find, just a short distance out of Kaikoura. We booked very last minute whith no problems at all, though I wouldn't leave it to chnce, this was an excellent experience and if you want to make sure you get a space book in plenty time. Our pilot Shannon was professional and friendly and made... More 

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Faro District, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was on my 'bucket list' of things to do when visiting New Zealand. The team at Air Kaikoura were very helpful. Due to the quakes previously encountered there we were unable to go whale spotting by boat, so we were fortunate to go by air. Shannon our pilot was very informative and managed to locate one whale, unfortunately we... More 

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Thank MyBloominEfforts
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great flight with Matt as our pilot. Beautiful clear day, we saw 6 whales, seals and 2 large groups of dolphins. It is amazing to see whales from the air as you can really see how big they are. Matt was excellent in flying round to find them. He was in touch with the boats and other... More 

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Thank Paul K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I'm here for a wedding and as a Brit abroad on a long haul I only wanted to do one thing in New Zealand. I wanted a whale watch. I realised that I'd missed out on a boat tour but there were flights available. I booked the day before and very happily boarded the plane. We flew out some way... More 

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Thank Alison N
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I booked the pilot a plane for my husband on valentines day. He thoroughly enjoyed his time in the sky with pilot Matt. I also was able to sit in the back as a passenger. He has flown planes before so he already knew what to do but the views from the plane were incredible. Kaikoura is a beautiful place... More 

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Thank Mia W
Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was a great flight with a friendly instructor. We took off to the south and Matt, the instructor rapidly spotted the sperm whale surfacing 10 miles or so off shore. We had a fabulous view of the animal, and the photos here don't really do it justice. Then a scenic flight along the beach and back to land. Absolutely... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Easy to reach airfield just 6 mins from Kaikoura. No-nonsense check in and safety briefing. We had a very competent and informative pilot on our 40 minute trip and were above the whales in about 10 minutes. Saw 4 separate whales including 2 diving. A fantastic experience for a fair price. Definitely recommended!

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Thank Glyn F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had unfavourable weather conditions and the sea was choppy so it was more difficult to see the whales. We did manage to see one in its full splendor...amazing! We managed to see dolphins as well. The plane was manouvered in a very professional way.

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