For those who may be pushed for time, you can experience the natural beauty of Kaikoura in style on this helicopter tour.
Lift off from our centrally located helipads and track west of the township then south past the airfield. We head north along the coastline keeping an eye out for dolphins playing in the water. Fly past the South Bay Marina then around the peninsula spotting the seals bathing along the rocks. At the Northern tip of the peninsula we climb high for the perfect photo opportunities of the peninsula and coastline before returning to the heli-pad.
Approx 20 minutes.
Minimum numbers apply for flights, or ask us about private charter options.
The people here are really friendly and professional, and our pilot for the 50-minute Coastal Whale Watch helicopter flight was just terrific. The Raven II chopper is also a good model for this kind of flight. We managed to see one Sperm Whale and a pod of Dusky Dolphins and got some great views of the Kaikoura Peninsula as well as the nearby coastline and the rebuilt coastal road. All wonderful stuff.
Worth every dollar! At first, we try to take the boat in order to see the whales. After few cancellations because of bad weather, we decided to take the helicopter. We saw 2 whales and more than a hundred dolphins! The sites were beautiful and the pilot (Aharon) was super nice and friendly. In the end, it was much better choice then going on the boat.
Incredible. Our whole experience with Kaikoura Helicopters was great, from the initial booking over the phone with Aaron and Lloyd to the actual 30-min whale watching helicopter flight. We were lucky enough to see a pod of Orcas and two Sperm Whales during our flight with Aaron and we enjoyed stunning views of the Kaikoura Ranges and the Peninsula too. It was worth every cent and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kaikoura Helicopters to others. Thank you for such a memorable experience!
Worth every penny. Many thanks to Dave & Aaron (our pilot) for a fantastic 40 minute flight yesterday. We saw & photographed 3 Sperm whales and also went up into the mountains to see some of the terrible 2016 earthquake damage. The time literally flew past & we loved every minute of it. A very professional outfit. Strongly recommend.
Awesome Experience. What an amazing experience yesterday. I am still wearing a huge smile on my face the day after. On our tour we got to see a Humpback Whale, a Fin Whale and a Blue Whale. Absolutely awesome. Thanks to the whole team @ Kaikoura Helicopters. Very kind, helpful and professional.
The most amazing helicopter ride. Got to see sperm whales, dolphins and landed on the snow-capped mountain all in one ride. What more can you ask for? And the guide was very friendly and engaging. Recommended to go!
The flight up the mountains with two landings was great the mountains were up close you could see deer. The contrast between the snow covered mountains and the neat fields around Kaikoura was amaising.
We have done the Whale watching by boat but nothing compares to seeing them from the air. We had the most amazing flight. On take off we saw Dolphins in the waves. The trip we took was the Top n Tail. This trip takes you to the top of My Fyffe and the out to see the Whales including views of Kaikoura. The pilot was very informative and helpful throughout the flight. This trip was an amazing experience and I fully recommend it.