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Wings Over Whales

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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About Wings Over Whales
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 and experienced team will ensure you have a safe and comfortable flight. Passengers have their own window seat and our high-winged aircraft will allow you to enjoy unobstructed views of Kaikoura's marine wildlife and spectacular scenery. Wings Over Whales operate two aircraft; a 4-seater Cessna 172 as well as an 8-seater Gippsland Airvan. Wings Over Whales are situated at Kaikoura Airport, an 8km drive south from the town centre. Located in an inviting log cabin terminal, customers can enjoy great facilities with on-site gift shop, cafe and rest room facilities. In typical 30 minute flight you will see the majestic Sperm Whale preparing for his next dive and up to 500 Dusky Dolphins playfully swimming. Occasional sightings include Orca, Humpback,Pilot and the rare Blue Whale.
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Come fly with Wings Over Whales for an incredible opportunity to witness the largest toothed whales in the world from above! Whale watching from the air allows you to see the entire animal, as well as giving you epic views of the scenery, and the ability to cover large areas to see even more whales and dolphins.

All our aircraft are high-winged for unimpeded viewing, and are equipped to the highest safety standards. We are the only company in Kaikoura that uses real-time tracking systems in all our aircraft.

We operate an exceptional product where every customer is treated like part of the family. Book today for an unforgettable whale watching experience!
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Mel wrote a review May 2021
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Saw 5 whales which was above what we expected, was a clear day and had a wonderful pilot Jesse. Taught us about the different whales in kaikoura. We were booked on day 1 and was postponed due to weather and I’m glad it was. Allow a few days to get the clearer weather.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Footprints539416 wrote a review May 2021
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Amazing experience, safe and skilled pilot. Knowledgeable staff. On a weekend where lots of other companies cancelled due to weather (which cannot be helped) this experience saved our weekend. Highly recommend.
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Tui M wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions2 helpful votes
Emily took us out for our flight and we enjoyed every minute of the experience. We were lucky enough to see two sperm whales together as well as a large pod of dolphins. Having done the boat tour the day before, it was great to get that different perspective of the whales and also get to enjoy some of the scenery in the area from above. Well worth the trip thank you!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Dreamer362819 wrote a review May 2021
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The whole experience was really enjoyable. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Stunning scenery. Mountains, beach, sea. Whale was awesome and trip topped off with a pod of dolphins. Magnificent.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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NikauLodge wrote a review May 2021
Kaikoura, New Zealand2 contributions
Went on the plane with Mike, really enjoyed the informative talk and slide show before the flight, lots of interesting info about marine life in the area. Had a great flight, saw Orca, a couple of Sperm Whales, the last one we saw had a massive pod of Dolphins swimming around it. What a fantastic experience 💯
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