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Air Kaikoura Aero Club

#6 of 28 Tours in Kaikoura Features Animals
627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579
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Whale Watching with Taylor!

We had an amazing time flying over Kaikoura coast line. As promised, we saw the magnificent sperm... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Sophie G
via mobile
An unusual and exciting way to see the whales!

I really loved my whale watching flight today. Not only did we see two whales but the view of the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Whale Flights / Scenic Flights / Flight Training. Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's longest running aerial operator. We have been operating scenic flights and flight training for 30 years. Our spectacular 30 minute whale flight gives you the chance to see the mighty sperm whale, whilst taking in some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer. We also offer complete Pilot training from our 25 minute trial flight, where you get hands on experience in our Cessna 150, right through to completing a private pilots licence. Air Kaikoura / Kaikoura Aero Club is a non profit organization meaning by flying with us your money goes back into our organization. We thank you for flying with us.
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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6579

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time flying over Kaikoura coast line. As promised, we saw the magnificent sperm whale and 2 humpbacks. We also saw a pod of near to 1,000 dolphins. The scenery, in addition, was phenomenal. Thanks very much, no 1 thing we have...More

Thank Sophie G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I really loved my whale watching flight today. Not only did we see two whales but the view of the Kaikoura peninsula with the mountains behind was just stunning! I loved every minute of it. Taylor was great, telling us what we could see and...More

Thank ForestA86
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very friendly staff. Exciting to fly such a small plane. We saw one sperm whale and lots of dolphins. Can recommend!

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We did a trip with Air Kaikoura Aero Club to fly over the whales in one of their tiny planes! Everyone was really friendly and knowledgeable. We saw 2 sperm whales and loads of dolphins. On the plane every customer had a window seat, and...More

Thank Visitor923
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful flight with a fantastic sighting of a Sperm Whale. Thank you to Taylor our pilot- he gave us great commentary and great views. Highlight of my New Zealand tour, thank you!

Thank tinanurse1
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had an amazing flight with Air Kaikoura. We spotted one beautiful sperm whale and dozens of funny pilot whales! Pilot was also very friendly, we took photos with him at the end of our trip. Awesome!

Thank Maulagna
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had an amazing experience with Air Kaikoura and so grateful to the team for providing a personalised flight. We were lucky enough to spot the 2 male sperm whales which was such a special experience! Would highly recommend!

Thank KMG1983
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Thanks a lot to the team of Air Kaikoura. We saw two whales and had an awesome flight. The staff is very friendly and works hard to make the customers happy with the view on whales and dolphins :-) Thank you very much!

Thank Frauke H
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent flight with Air Kaikorua. Very nice people and fair. They don't take you out if they think that there are no whales out there. Weather dependent activity. We had luck with clear sky above the one whale that we could find...More

Thank Molnar A
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We did this flight today with our Pilot Matt. Matt chose to take off when the time was right to see the sperm whale, we saw 3 !!! And a huge pod of dolphins. Highly recommend this company. Friendly, knowledgeable and know what they are...More

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