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Wings Over Whales

#4 of 27 Tours in Kaikoura Features Animals
Kaikoura Airport | 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6580
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Awesome experience

Had a blast flying with a great pilot Edward, funniest dude! Whale watching and spectacular views... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
via mobile
Amazing scenic flight

Captain Edward... a very professional young man, amazing scenic flight, would certainly recommend... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
via mobile
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Adventure through the skies and experience the true magic of Kaikoura. Wings Over Whales are a Qualmark endorsed visitor activity providing whale watching flights, scenic air tours and point to point private aircraft charter. The focus at Wings Over Whales is to deliver a friendly, high quality, boutique experience to all customers where the comfort and safety of each passenger is paramount. The company operate two aircraft; a 4-seater Cessna 172 as well as an 8-seater Gippsland Airvan. Both planes are high-winged allowing each passenger their own window seat and unobstructed views of Kaikoura’s marine wild life and majestic scenery. 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 Southern Right, Humpback, Fin, Sei, Brydes, Pilot, Southern Bottlenose and Blue Whales. Other, less frequent visitors to the area include Southern Right Whale, Orca and the endangered blue whale
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Kaikoura Airport | 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7340, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6580

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Had a blast flying with a great pilot Edward, funniest dude! Whale watching and spectacular views. Definitely recommend Wings over whales to everyone.

4  Thank sojt44
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Captain Edward... a very professional young man, amazing scenic flight, would certainly recommend to anyone thinking of doing it.

4  Thank lancejw
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

What an exceptional day my girlfriend and I had. We were elated with how phenomenal the experience was. Edward was down to earth, gregarious and solicitous with us. It is propitious that you too will have a congenial time during your 'Wings Over Whales' adventure....More

6  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Had a ball, Edward is a great operator with a spectacular sense of humour. Enjoyed my time and looking forward to coming back with my friends and family.

4  Thank benjaminwashford
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A great team with a very professional approach. I would certainly recommend them. Edward is the man!

4  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience, one I will never forget! The staff were very professional and friendly. We will definitely be back!

4  Thank Kady F
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Highly recommend to anyone visiting Kaikoura! Me and the kids absolutely loved it! Will 100% visit Edward and the team again on our next trip to Kaikoura.

4  Thank dansancisco
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a flight with Wings Over Whales and we were very pleased with the flight. We were lucky enough to see two whales and hundreds of dolphins. The people running the company are really friendly and helpful. The company may not be the...More

4  Thank Bigbluedk
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy our flight with this company, we saw whales, a prefect time. The crew is very nice ! Thanks

4  Thank pichot h
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great! Kind staff, clear info and we spotted two spherm whales. So we were lucky. Airplane looked good as well. Our pilot gave us before and during the flight enough information in a relaxed way and also knew when to keep his mouth shut. We...More

4  Thank Trippatty111
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Anuja S
Boat or plane ? What do u recommend ?
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.
I'm thinking about taking my 18 month old on this tour and wondering how suitable it would be and whether there would be any problems with this.
19 October 2015|
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