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Reviewed 20 November 2023

We had an amazing experience with Wings over Whales. Very friendly humorous and attentive staff. Pilots Keeley and his colleague did a great job and were highly informative. We got a great view of a sperm whale and dolphins and the pilots kept a respectful distance. We thoroughly loved our time with them

Date of experience: October 2023
Thank J0nM0n
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

i was on an afternoon flight Thursday 26 October. It was very windy. Whale watching cruises were cancelled. The pilot explained it was very hot in the aircraft and it would be bumpy until we were over the water. The first bump was certainly a BIG bump and from then on, I felt scared, unsafe and sick. There was no airflow. Was very relieved when we landed and then I was physically sick. I have flown in small planes and helicopters before and felt safe.
Even if we had seen a whale, it wasn't worth the experience. The next flight was cancelled. Should we have flown? Elaine

Date of experience: October 2023
Thank Elaine A
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Loved, loved our 30 minute adventure to look for sperm whales! Kaikoura is uniquely set up for this as there is deep ocean depth near to land. From the waiting area to the pilot to the plane - a first class operation. They work with other local companies to spot whales and timed our flight for the optimal time to see a sighted whale. As in all nature there are no guarantees ( we didn’t see a kiwi in Kapiti Island) but we were lucky on this flight! Really a must do if in the area!

Date of experience: October 2023
Thank RhondaA646
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

This was an awesome experience offering a different perspective of viewing the amazing Kaikoura coastline and the magnificent Sperm whales. We went at the magick hour just before sunset. Our lovely pilot made sure everyone had a stunning view and quickly spotted the whales and dolphins to make this an epic adventure. Highly recommend this adventure as it will be a highlight.

Date of experience: July 2023
Thank Robbyne L
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wingsoverwhales1, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2023

Glad you enjoyed your experience, hope to have you fly with us again! Thanks so much for taking time to write a review.

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Reviewed 26 May 2023

Whether we flew with Emily in the Cessna or Dan in the helicopter it was out of this world amazing experience. They were above and beyond accommodating to all our needs. Travel and sightseeing. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2023
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