Unparalleled whale watching experiences

A whale watching experience like no other. Kaikoura, New Zealand.  For an unforgettable one-of-a-kind unique adventure in New Zealand, experience nature with us at South Pacific Helicopters.  Capture the best of Kaikoura by air, land and sea!  

So much more than just another 'Alpine Tour'!

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation permitted operator offering whale watching experiences by helicopter, with exclusive landing sites only available to South Pacific Helicopters all year round!    

  • Year round whale watching Year round whale watching
  • 100% no seasickness on helicopters 100% no seasickness on helicopters
  • We are very family friendly We are very family friendly
  • See the whole whale tip to tail See the whole whale, tip to tail
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Soar above it all

South Pacific Helicopters, based in beautiful Kaikoura, provides a unique perspective of viewing the amazing sperm whales and the other abundant marine life found in the area. Whale watching by helicopter is also the perfect answer for those travelling with small children, with impaired mobility, or those susceptible to seasickness.

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Uniquely kaikoura

Whether you are an adventure seeker, a marine wildlife explorer, or share an interest in the great outdoors, only by helicopter can you truly be part of nature - soaring above!  One of our exclusive tours showcases natures force, raised seabeds, changes to Kaikoura coastal areas, mountain ranges, rivers and infrastructure and a landing at a newly created dam known as 'Quake Lake' created by Kaikoura 2016 7.8 magnitude earthquake.  

Or enjoy the multitude of marine animals including our resident sperm whales, dusky dolphins, and NZ fur seals and other whale species migrating through.

In season a magical winter snow landing on the top of Mount Fyffe for incredible views of beautiful Seaward Kaikoura Ranges, towering 2500 metres straight out of the Pacific Ocean.  

Let us plan your perfect 'Uniquely Kaikoura' experience.  Only with South Pacific Helicopters NZ offering year round epic experiences.