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Wings Over Whales

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Had an awesome experience, Oscar our pilot was amazing and we got to see two sperm whales together... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lizziebeach
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London, United Kingdom
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Our highlight of NZ!

This was one of our favorite activities we did! Friendly staff, relaxed, professional, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suezb14
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Kalamazoo
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Experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm Whale, playful Dusky Dolphin and majestic scenery from above! Wings Over Whales Kaikoura conduct whale watching flights, scenic mountain tours and private charter. Endorsed by Qualmark New Zealand, our professional...more
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Kaikoura Airport | 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7374, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome experience, Oscar our pilot was amazing and we got to see two sperm whales together. Would deffo recommend going!

1  Thank Lizziebeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our favorite activities we did! Friendly staff, relaxed, professional, and knowledgeable. Small group in the plane for about 40+ minutes and saw 3 whales some had dolphins swimming around them. Oscar was a great pilot and genuinely excited when we got...More

1  Thank Suezb14
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Suezb14! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so happy this was the highlight of your New Zealand experience. We definitly think Kaikoura is a special place and hope you tell all your friends and family it's a must do if ever...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the most amazing flight today it was the perfect weather for a flight.The staff are extremely friendly as-well as the pilots. Got to see 2 sperm whales witch was amazing being able to soar through the sky and look down on the beautiful animals....More

Thank Jono P
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Jono! You are SO welcome. We're glad to have given you such a wonderful experience and hope to see you again one day! Don't forget to tag us in any amazing photos you took on Facebook or Instagram! @wingsoverwhales #wingsoverwhales

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spur of the moment decision and well worth the $$$. Pilot was relaxed and informative and awesome veiwing of Humpback whales.

Thank jimmac2015
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Jim! Isn't it though!? That's amazing that you got to see Humpbacks! Sperm Whales are our locals and when we get transient whales passing through like Humpbacks, Blues, or Orcas we get just giddy. Hope to see you again one day!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

We booked through bookme.nz and thought there would be several groups in the 6 man plane, but it was just me and my boyfriend! It felt like out own private trip. The pilot was really knowledgeable and we saw a Sperm Whale within the final...More

1  Thank Sophie S
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Sophie! Sometimes that can be the bonus of traveling in the wintertime! The Sperm Whales are here year round and some people forget that they can still do amazing things like Whale Watching in the winter-time! Glad you didn't, and got a private flight...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t do the boat trip due to poor weather but got transferred to the flight. Amazing experience. On entry it was professional all the way. Quick easy check in, we met our pilot Jesse who gave us an intro into what we were about to...More

1  Thank vladok212
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Awesome. Kaikoura is THE place to go Whale Watching in New Zealand and we have all of the options covered to try and get out there sometimes despite Mother Nature! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We booked to swim with dolphins originally with hassle free but as the tour was cancelled hassle free brought us here and it was a lovely saviour. We would never have booked this as I would of assumed it would be really expensive but I...More

3  Thank Deana S
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wonderful! We're so happy we could provide you with such a wonderful experience and memory of Kaikoura! Oscar is a talented pilot and eagle-eyed Sperm Whale spotter. Thanks so much for flying with us and we hope to see you again one day!

Reviewed 22 June 2018

It was quite amazing to see this giant animal from bird view. They look like king surrounded by pods of dolphins. Pilot Oscar is a knowledgeable and smart guy, plus very handsome lol! Really appreciate the experience offered by them, I would highly recommend you...More

5  Thank Lovenz100
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kaikoura is the best place isn't it! We're so happy we could provide you with the stellar views of the Whales as well as our pilot ;P If you got any amazing photos of that king in the ocean please feel free to tag us...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My family (2 yr old and 4 month old) took a flight with Oscar today. We saw 3 sperm whales and hundreds of dolphins as well as the beautiful Kaikoura scenery all in 30 minute flight. The flight itself was fantastic and the company were...More

4  Thank ARfamily2018
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Amazing! We're so glad you had such a wonderful tour! That's definitely a successful flight. Thank so you much for the wonderful review and rating, we hope to see your family again one day. - Wings Over Whales Team

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Our boat tour was cancelled and we were given option for air tour at the last minute. Staff and pilot was very friendly and we did see Sperm WhalesMore

1  Thank AIWIW
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

That's great! There are so many options of ways to see the majestic Sperm Whales here in Kaikoura and we're glad we could help out when the boats were cancelled for the day due to the rougher than normal ocean conditions. Hope to see you...More

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Anuja S
10 October 2016|
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Response from Janlyn-60 | Reviewed this property |
Boat gives you a closer encounter, but plane lets you see more area and greater chance of seeing whales and dolphins. I would base my decision on the time of season I was visiting.
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Jobeale
19 October 2015|
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Response from Wings0verWhales | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. We often have babies and toddlers on our flights and they fly with no problems at all- in fact they usually drop off to sleep! We can provide a set of ear muffs to protect little ears but... More
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