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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

Great staff and awesome flight experience. The pilots were very professional and really looked well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sammy S
via mobile
Great Whale Watching Flight!

The flight was a great experience! Everyone at Air Kaikoura is kind and professional. Even if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice, France
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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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“pilot murray” (9 reviews)
“whale watching” (41 reviews)
627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff and awesome flight experience. The pilots were very professional and really looked well after the safety of passengers and flight. All the information throughout the flight was very nice. Thanks we will surely return.

Thank Sammy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flight was a great experience! Everyone at Air Kaikoura is kind and professional. Even if you don't see a whale, the flight by itself is amazing with beautiful views of the mountains and the peninsula! The pilot knows what he is doing and where...More

Thank JeanneMoli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Morning flight on a spectacular day. Murray made it a great experience - great info, easily located a whale and dolphins, then took us over the town and point. 40mins in total. So worth the price. Do this if you visit Kaikoura!

Thank MikeyTA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived at the airport and met a couple who had just been on a whale watching flight and were told that they hadn't seen anything worthwhile. After discussion with the club staff, we opted for the sightseeing flight lasting about half an hour. As...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We are so glad we can here today to take a plane ride with Pilot Taylor to see the whales and dolphins, so lucky to have so much sea mammal sightings today. Would highly recommend doing this air activity when in Kaikoura. Beautiful scenery from...More

Thank 99laviniak
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time flying over Kaikoura coast line. As promised, we saw the magnificent sperm whale and 2 humpbacks. We also saw a pod of near to 1,000 dolphins. The scenery, in addition, was phenomenal. Thanks very much, no 1 thing we have...More

Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I really loved my whale watching flight today. Not only did we see two whales but the view of the Kaikoura peninsula with the mountains behind was just stunning! I loved every minute of it. Taylor was great, telling us what we could see and...More

Thank ForestA86
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very friendly staff. Exciting to fly such a small plane. We saw one sperm whale and lots of dolphins. Can recommend!

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We did a trip with Air Kaikoura Aero Club to fly over the whales in one of their tiny planes! Everyone was really friendly and knowledgeable. We saw 2 sperm whales and loads of dolphins. On the plane every customer had a window seat, and...More

Thank Visitor923
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful flight with a fantastic sighting of a Sperm Whale. Thank you to Taylor our pilot- he gave us great commentary and great views. Highlight of my New Zealand tour, thank you!

Thank tinanurse1
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