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Whale Watch Experiences

Come and fly with South Pacific Whale Watch for that unique perspective only we can provide. We offer unforgettable flights showcasing Kaikoura's amazing marine life, such as the largest of the toothed whales, the magnificent sperm whales. Kaikoura's resident sperm whale population can be seen year-round.

Kaikoura is renowned as a biodiversity hotspot due to the 3km deep offshore canyon which runs along the coast. Sperm whales, humpback whales, blue whales, southern right whales, long-finned pilot whales, orca, common dolphins, dusky dolphins, Hector's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and New Zealand fur seals may also be sighted. The wild is closer than you think!

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Kaikoura Whale Watch Explorer

30 minute helicopter experience - (min. of 2 adults)

Our Whale Watch Explorer flight is our introductory trip enabling you to enjoy the many marine wonders that the Kaikoura...

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Kaikoura Whale Watch Ocean Safari

45 minute helicopter experience - (min. of 2 adults)

Our 45 minute Whale Watch Ocean Safari incorporates the Explorer experience viewing the local sperm whale population, wi...

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Kaikoura Whale Watch Premier

60 minute helicopter experience - (min. of 2 adults)

This is South Pacific Whale Watch's heli-experience that showcases everything the beautiful coastal town of Kaikoura has...

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Kaikoura ULTIMATE Experience

1hour & 20mins - The best of Kaikoura by air, land and sea!

Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure is an incredible experience capturing the best of Kaikoura's magnificent vistas of coastal s...

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