Wings Over Whales Kaikoura

NZ$180 Per adult

Wings Over Whales Kaikoura

Spectacular scenic flights to view the majestic Sperm Whales off the Kaikoura Coast. Sperm Whales are feeding off Kaikoura year round & can be seen daily with Wings over Whales!

Fly in a 4 seater- Cessna 172 or an 8-seater Gippsland Aeronaturcs Airvan. Both aircraft have high wings and with each seat being a window seat this allows for unobstructed panoramic views of the sea and surrounding landscape.

In a typical flight you will see majestic Sperm Whale preparing for their next dive and up to 500 dusky dolphins playfully swimming. Occasional sightings include Southern Right, Humpback, Fin, Sei, Brynes, Pilot, Southern Bottlenose and Blue Whales. If you are really lucky you may spot Common, Hector’s, Risso’s and Southern Right Whale, Dolphins and Orca!

After your flight sit back and relax in the log terminal or have a drink in the upstairs lounge overlooking the sea and local mountains. What better way to see whales, whether you have a little time or the whole day seeing whales from the air is a unique experience.

The flight also takes in the spectacular scenery and craggy coastline. Operating from Kaikoura Airport since 1991 with a perfect safety record.

Activity Options

  • Whale Watching Flight


  • Modern Aircraft
  • Experienced pilots
  • Log cabin terminal with gift shop, car parking and toilets


  • Every hour on the hour from 9.00 am till 4.00 pm


  • 30 minutes duration (minimum)

Other Information

Your tour will start with a detailed briefing by our experienced and knowledgable pilots covering aspects such as:

  • Sperm Whale activity in the Kaikoura area
  • Feeding habits
  • Geographical features of the Kaikoura Canyon and areas relevant to the Sperm Whale
  • The safety briefing will cover the safety features of the flight and aircraft


Kaikoura Airport 8 km’s south of Township on State Highway One, New Zealand.