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Air Kaikoura Aero Club

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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579
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Whale watch

It was one of the best experience in our lifes. Me and my wife enjoyed a lot.. we were able to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thasnim
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Fantastic and a real eye opener!

Did a last minute booking the night before and the system seemed to show an overbooking for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Amazing Whale Flights / Spectacular Scenic Flights / Charter Flights / Pilot a Plane & Flight Training Experiences Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's longest running aerial operator. We have been operating scenic flights and flight training for 30 years. Our spectacular whale flights give you the chance to see the mighty sperm whale, plus dusky dolphins, whilst taking in some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer. We have an excellent success rate and we’re really honest about your chances each day. Have you ever wanted to fly? We also offer pilot training beginning with a 25 minute trial flight, where you get hands on experience in our 2 seater aircraft, ZK-TUG, alongside a qualified flight instructor. You can even complete a full Private or Commercial Pilot Licence with us. With three commercial aircraft, private charter day trips to Nelson, Golden Bay, Mt Cook, Wellington are all possible too. We're a non profit community organisation - thank you for your support!
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“scenic flight” (16 reviews)
“pilot murray” (9 reviews)
“whale watching” (43 reviews)
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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 6579
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"scenic flight"
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"pilot murray"
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"friendly pilot"
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"flying club"
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"great flight"
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"non profit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of the best experience in our lifes. Me and my wife enjoyed a lot.. we were able to see around 4 sperm whales .Amazing.. Pilot Jack has amazing flying skills and we enjoyed a lot with him..I was sitting next to him...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a last minute booking the night before and the system seemed to show an overbooking for multiple people the next day which caused us to wait a while before we could take the flight. However this was very minor as my partner and I...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

A cool non-profit ran by cool people. Fun little plane. Very knowledgeable and did a lot to make sure you have a first rate experience. Fun to see the entire whale body, especially in clear water. Would highly recommend.More

Thank Nichole S
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AirKaikouraAeroClub, Manager at Air Kaikoura Aero Club, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you very much Nichole for your great review. Air Kaikoura has been taking people out on our Whale flights for over 30 years, and we are Kaikoura's longest running Whale flight operator. We also have a 100% safety record and have the most experienced...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Took our flight with Steven, from the get go it was a really nice and welcoming experience. My girlfriend and I would highly recommend it. The guys here are really knowledgeable too, so questions are encouraged. Will be recommending to friends! Cheers Guys!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Although we not able to see for the whale but still manage to catch up for the whale tail just slow down back into water. great kaikora scenic with a nice and friendly pilot.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We did a fly with Jack, Very Nice! the weather was a little bit cloudy but the ride was beautiful, we saw one sperm whale during a 30min fly ! Recomended Thank you

Thank Swann D
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This was our first time whale watching but we were limited for time and only booked the day of tour. Air Kaikoura Aero Club were able to take us up that morning and what a thrill it was! They planned/timed the flight for the best...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

When we came to the airfield we were delighted to hear that we might actually see blue whales that day! Everything went very fast, the check in, the weigh in, the payin’, just so that we might have a chance to actually spot the whales...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing flight this afternoon with our lovely pilot Stephen, we were so lucky to see a blue whale, and the resident sperm whale. Our flight was fantastic and we felt completely at ease and comfy. We were well informed on which...More

Thank neddie5
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It was really lovely experience, we saw two Whales super nice. Normally I'm afraid to fly in the small plane, expecialy for the altitude, but I didn't realize in 2sec I was flying, without any fear. Wanderful

Thank Nicole D
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