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Wings over Whales Tour

Experience a unique perspective soaring above the wildlife 

Tour Details

Kaikoura: Where Whales Soar and Mountains Meet the Sea

Embark on an unforgettable, small-group odyssey (maximum 8 guests) from Christchurch, venturing through the picturesque pastoral landscapes of North Canterbury, where rolling hills meet the Pacific Ocean. Your destination: Kaikoura, a coastal haven where majestic mountains kiss the sea, and nature's grandeur unfolds.

Wings Over Whales: A Majestic Aerial Encounter

Prepare for a breathtaking aerial adventure as you take flight with Wings Over Whales. Soar above the pristine waters of Kaikoura, home to the world's largest toothed predator, the magnificent sperm whale. Marvel at the sheer magnitude of these gentle giants, reaching up to 18 meters in length and weighing up to 60 tons, as they glide through the crystal-clear depths.

Your high-winged aircraft guarantees every passenger a window seat, offering unobstructed views of these awe-inspiring creatures. Witness their graceful movements as they breach, dive, and interact with their environment. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dusky dolphins, who often accompany the whales, adding a touch of joy to the experience. With luck, you may even spot other magnificent species, such as southern right, humpback, and pilot whales.

Coastal Charm and Panoramic Vistas:

After your exhilarating flight, descend to earth and indulge in a delightful café lunch, savoring the flavors of local cuisine amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Kaikoura's coastal charm. Your journey continues with a scenic drive to a lookout point, where panoramic vistas of the peninsula and the vast Pacific Ocean stretch before you.

This Kaikoura experience is more than just a tour – it's a symphony of nature's wonders, blending the thrill of flight with the awe-inspiring presence of marine giants and the tranquility of breathtaking coastal landscapes.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Travel by luxury vehicle
  • Maximum of 8 guests per tour.
  • Wings over Whales flight
  • Cafe lunch in Kaikoura
  • Courtesy city hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Delicious morning or afternoon tea picnic (weather permitting)
  • Fully escorted with informative commentary.

Departure time: 7:30 am
Return: approx. 5.45 pm

Tour Code: KA02

Kaikoura Wings over Whales

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Your tour includes:
  • Experienced, knowledgeable Guide 
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Wings over Whales Flight
  • Cafe Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • An amazing, unforgettable experience!


The following is recommended:
  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather.
  • Hat (type depending on weather)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Comply with all Marine Mammal Regulations.
  • Locally owned & operated
  • Highly trained Pilots
  • High winged aircraft for unobstructed viewing
  • Suitable for all ages