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“The wow factor”
Review of Wings Over Whales

Wings Over Whales
Ranked #3 of 27 Tours in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Having look at different ways of viewing whales I decided I would go with Wings over Whales I was not disappointed from the moment you arrive the friendly professional team talk you through what to expect and hopefully see. Edward our pilot went the extra mile and found us a sperm whale to view the whale was on the surface for a goood ten minutes so we had ample opportunity to view and photograph the whale on the way back we encountered a large pod of dolphins playing in the sea. If you visit Kiakoura then you need to put this at the top of your to do list. A day to remember.

3  Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

From arrival we were impressed with the great customer service, they looked after us very well. We had our briefing then Edward our pilot took us up in the plane, I have to say it was a lot smoother than I expected. We circled for a while trying to spot a whale, however Edward was confident he could find one and sure enough he did! Amazing to see how big they are, we have some great photos. We didn't know whether to do boat or plane option and I am glad we did chose the plane. Great experience and one I would definitely recommend.

3  Thank MrandMrsAckworth
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

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