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Heli-Whale Watch Explorer provided by South Pacific Helicopters

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Departure Point
617 State Highway 1, Peketa 7374, New Zealand
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter tour to view whales and other wildlife
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly during your flight
  • Live commentary from our knowledgable pilots
  • Round-trip transfer to and from town, with drop off's to hotels available
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended to bring some warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sunglasses and camera
  • Our helicopters have a maximum of 4 passenger seats, if booking more they will be split between helicopters
  • If booking within 48 hours of travel time please contact our office at +6433195548 or free phone within NZ 0800360886
  • All flights are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. Please see our website for full terms and conditions
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ev G wrote a review 14 Oct
2 contributions
What a great, mind blowing experience for our whole family. We were lucky enough to see 3 blue whales, all of us got great views of the whales as the pilot skillfully maneuvered us into fantastic positions to take in the share scale and magnificence of creatures. The pre flight
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the review. Im glad you enjoyed your time with South Pacific Helicopter. I will pass the kind words onto the team.
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Lisa M wrote a review 02 Oct
Christchurch, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
I can’t speak highly enough about this experience. We went with the idea of a whale is a natural mammal and couldn’t expect to see one but oh no these people have it timed of when he will surface. We had a video and interesting quick induction into facts about the creature
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We loved having you at South Pacific Helicopters and we're so glad you enjoyed your flight. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend with the Porsche club in Kaikōura.
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George Scott wrote a review Sep 2020
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My wife and I experienced a great morning flight seeing the whales from a plane The checkin staff were very friendly and helpful and our pilot you could sense really enjoyed flying us We were lucky to see many whales and even seen 2 together on the surface before they dived We
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We're please to hear you enjoyed your experience with us!
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Carolyn wrote a review Jun 2020
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Wow, what a wonderful flight. Day was perfect and fortunate to see some humpback whales and dolphins. Daniel was a terrific pilot and the rest of the team most helpful and courteous. Highly recommend this team Hope to be back for another trip.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Thank you for the review and recommendation. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your flight with Daniel. We hope to see you again the future.
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michele g wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our pilot Peter. Was a great guy and made a huge effort to find a whale for us he was very knowledgeable and a skillful pilot. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Michele
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, General Manager at Heli-Whale Watch Explorer
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Hi Michele, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and photos! I will be sure to pass your kind words onto Pete. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand
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About the operator

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By: South Pacific Helicopters
KeelyMaule
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Amazing experience
We did the Ultimate Adventure with pilot /guide Peter. Very well organised around when to see the sperm whale and t
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Linda1069
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Amazing flight and experience
We did the helicopter whale watch/hill top landing trip last week and this was absolutely amazing. The day was bea
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ShaunandAdele
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3 whales in one flight!!!
Dan and the team we’re just fantastic. Very professional, experienced and an awesome helicopter too!!
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closed2016
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Great ride with South Pacific Helicopters, Kaikoura
A very enjoyable trip to the top of Mt Fyffe. Grandchildren had a lovely time in the snow. The pilot did a first cl
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ryannayr2019
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Top Notch Experience and Service
Thanks to Pete the pilot and the Team at South Pacific Helicopters for an amazing scenic flight this morning. Spen
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corinnathekiwi
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A once in a lifetime experience!
I had the most incredible time on this tour! It was my first experience in a helicopter and i felt so safe and comf
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barbaraw792
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JUST DO IT !!
WOW this a definate trip for EVERYONE'S Bucket List young or old. Totally amazing Admin & Pilot crew so friendly ,
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Y1293HYnickk
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A unique experience
I absolutely enjoyed the experience. First off, the staff were very polite and professional. The flight was smoot
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joseph g
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whale viewing
We really enjoyed the flight. Everyone was professional. We felt so lucky to see a blue whale and a sperm whale a
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Annika D
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Stunning views over Kaikoura!
I went on an unplanned trip up in the air and my very first time in a helicopter. It was absolutely incredible. The
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balland_laurence
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Just great !
Perfect place, perfect helicopter, perfect pilot 👍 We didn’t plan the flight but they organize it very quickly wit
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Michael O
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Hellifantastic!
My wife does not like small aircraft or helicopters but knowing that I really wanted to go on this trip agreed to c
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wardle508
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Fantastic flight
The initial welcome was friendly and professional. A pre-flight briefing gave a good insight in the behaviour of th
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Ian1559
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Wow
This experience was a highlight ,we saw a Hundred or so dolphins jumping and playing then headed along the coast no
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793kirstiea
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Economy whale watching flight
Fantastic loved every minute even when feeling motion sickness. Pete the pilot was excellent very knowledgeable an
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  • Duration: 30m
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