Wings Over Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight

Whale Watching Flight



  • A unique perspective and the opportunity to view whales and dolphins in their natural environment

  • Enjoy a boutique flying experience with unobstructed views of the wildlife and scenery 

  • 95 % success rate in sighting whales with a team that has a solid understanding of the whales' surfacing habits


Wings over Whales Kaikoura provide whale watching and scenic flights where you are able to view the magnificent Sperm Whales off the coast of Kaikoura, New Zealand. With a year round population of Sperm Whale, Dusky Dolphins and other visiting whale and dolphin species, Kaikoura is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places for your whale watching experience.

A locally owned and operated company, Wings Over Whales have a professional and friendly team who are committed to passenger safety and enjoyment. Endorsed by Qualmark (New Zealand’s official tourism quality assurance organisation) passengers at Wings Over Whales can be confident of a great experience.

All passengers have their own window seat and the company operate high-winged aircraft which permits clear unobstructed viewing of Kaikoura’s incredible whales and marine life. During your flight whales and dolphins will be orbited at a height of 150 metres (or 500ft) giving you the opportunity to clearly see and photograph these animals from head to tail.

Wings Over Whales have been conducting whale watching flights for over 24 years and while no guarantees can be made, the team has a solid understanding of the whales’ surfacing habits and a success rate of 95%.


  • 30-minute whale watch flight tour

  • Commentary in English


  • Any expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusions 

Additional Information

  • Child Admission: Age 3 – 14

  • Children under 3 years old are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult, provided they are seated on a parent or caregiver’s lap.

  • You’re not guaranteed to see a whale as it is a wild animal, free to roam in its natural environment. But the chances are very high. If your tour does not see a whale, no refund will be provided as you enjoy the scenic flight.

  • Your safety and comfort are of paramount importance. If the conditions are not suitable, tour will be cancelled. You are advised to telephone the free phone number for a conditions update (available on your confirmation voucher)

Hours & Pricing

  • Flights run daily every hour from 9am to 4pm.

  • Duration: allow 1 hour (includes 30-minute flight)





* Price valid until 30th September 2018


        Main Airport Terminal, Kaikoura Airport, 617 State Highway 1, Peketa, Kaikoura 7340.


How to Book

  1. Please fill out and submit the booking form. Once the form received, our team will check on the booking's availability on the date and/or time you prefer, otherwise, we will get in touch with you with an alternative date and/or time.

  2. Once the booking's availability confirmed, a payment link with the total amount to pay will be sent to you . Please complete payment as soon as possible to secure the booking as the availability can be changed from time to time. 

  3. Once the payment received, we will confirm your booking within 1 business day and a confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

How to use

  • Upon confirmation email received, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.

  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel 4 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.