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Whale Watch Experiences

Come and fly with South Pacific Whale Watch a unique perspective soaring above, and orbiting the whale in a way only achieved by helicopter. 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. Resident sperm whales, common dolphins, dusky dolphins, Hector's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, New Zealand fur seals and visiting whale species such as; humpback whales, blue whales (largest living mammal on earth), southern right whales, long-finned pilot whales, orca migrating through may also be sighted. The wild is closer than you think!

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Explorer - 30mins

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

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

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Ocean Safari - 45mins

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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Premier - 1hour

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

This is South Pacific Whale Watch's 1 hour heli-experience that showcases everything the beautiful coastal town of Kaiko...

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Ultimate Experience - 1hr 20mins

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

Kaikoura Ultimate Adventure is an incredible experience capturing the best of Kaikoura by air, land and sea!  So much mo...

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