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About Air Kaikoura Aero Club
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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Catherine and Jack from AirKailoura! They were very friendly! We saw 8 fin whales, awesome!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danielleschurgers
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Best hospitality we've ever experienced. The whole team went above and beyond to make sure our experience was amazing and we all saw the whales! Would highly recommend 😁 (bring sunglasses)More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mobile48037618377
AirKaikouraAeroClub, Manager at Air Kaikoura Aero Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. Its really great you loved your experience with us. Its really nice to know my team is going above and beyond. It is also great news that the sperm whales have returned to Kaikoura. Air Kaikoura is...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This amazing trip ended my experience in New Zealand on a high!! The team we fantastic, very friendly and went out of their way to make seeing the whale an experience to remember!! Thank you

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We made a good call to go on this trip with air kaikoura. The people were very kind especially our pilot Steven! Good and honnest explanation about what we could expect. He made the flight very relaxing and enjoyable. Magnificent views over the ocean and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dimels
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Really enjoyed our whale watching flight last Friday. We had perfect conditions with clear sky and no wind. Saw a sperm whale, dolphins and albatrosses. Then flew over the beautiful peninsula and along the mountain range with great commentaries from our very friendly pilot. What...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 184josiane
Reviewed 24 September 2018

After a very rude experience with the whale watching boat company, my two friends and I decided to pay the extra bit for the experience by air. It was very much worth it! Our time with Kaikoura Air was friendly and enjoyable. The pilot was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VictoriaWalls
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A MUST DO IN THE SOUTH ISLAND!!! Was driving through Kaikoura and decided we would try our luck with spotting some whales. To our surprise we were lucky enough to only have to wait 3 1/2 hours (walked in at 11am and flew out at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GrandTour813653
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We went up in a small plane with three others to look for whales. Our pilot was so nice and knowledgeable. We ended up seeing two sperm whales and had an aerial flight of the area. Well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Misty M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank thasnim
Reviewed 8 August 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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30 July 2018|
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Sorry for reply late. I’m alrwdy leave Newzealand