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Premier Helicopter Whale Watch provided by South Pacific Helicopters

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Premier Helicopter Whale Watch

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Overview
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Departure Point
617 State Highway 1, Peketa 7374, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Scenic helicopter flight to view whales and other wildlife
  • Alpine landing high in the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Ranges, with snow landing during winter season
  • Headsets to hear the pilot clearly during your flight
  • Live commentary from our pilots
  • Round-trip transfer to and from town available, contact the reservations team to organise
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • All flights are subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions. Please see our website for full terms and conditions
  • It is recommended to bring some warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sunglasses, and camera
  • Our helicopter has a maximum of 4 passenger seats, if more people booking then they will be split between helicopters
  • 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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Corinnathekiwi wrote a review Jun 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii40 contributions
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I had the most incredible time on this tour! It was my first experience in a helicopter and i felt so safe and comfortable. The staff were so helpful and professional with helping me choose which tour to go on, I ended up choosing a whale flight, we saw 3 whales and hundreds of
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Wings0verWhales, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Hi Corinna Thank you for the lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time out flying. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you from the team at South Pacific Helicopters.
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Nick K wrote a review Mar 2020
23 contributions5 helpful votes
I absolutely enjoyed the experience. First off, the staff were very polite and professional. The flight was smooth and enjoyable. We were able to locate one large sperm whale and hover over it for plenty of pictures and video for all passengers. During which the pilot gave
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review and recommendation Nick. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience, we love being able to showcase all Kaikoura has to offer. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels and thanks again for flying with us!
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Michael O wrote a review Feb 2020
22 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife does not like small aircraft or helicopters but knowing that I really wanted to go on this trip agreed to come. Dan was fantastic at putting her at ease and we both throughly enjoyed the experience. We were extremely privileged to see both sperm and blue whales and the
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hi Michael, Thank you for your lovely review. How awesome to see both a Blue and a Sperm whale, we are so glad that we were able to make such great memories for both you and your wife. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Dan
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Susan G wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Due to bad weather our whale watching sea tour was cancelled so we opted for a helicopter tour. Pete our local pilot was fantastic, informative and great fun. He took us out to sea for the dusky dolphins but had explained we were unlikely to see whales so he took us over the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for your lovely review Su. We strive to be upfront and honest with our guests in regards to our sightings.We are so glad that you were able to fly with us and Pete could share his love for Kaikoura with you! The views are definitely breathtaking and we would love to have you back some day too!
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briancreedy wrote a review Feb 2020
Blenheim, New Zealand3 contributions
I flew with Dan on the Ultimate Adventure Heli Trip. Not only did we see whales but we had an awesome flight along the coastline, over some of the rugged mountain ranges and back to Kaikoura. Dan was happy to answer any and all questions, and took photos for all his
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SouthPacificHeli, Manager at Premier Helicopter Whale Watch
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are so glad you enjoyed the Ultimate adventure, it definitely lives up to its name! We will be sure to pass your kind message onto Daniel. Thanks for choosing to fly with South Pacific Helicopters!
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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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texel1233
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Magic flight!
Wow, what a wonderful flight. Day was perfect and fortunate to see some humpback whales and dolphins. Daniel was a
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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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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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michele g
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A Whale of a trip!
Our pilot Peter. Was a great guy and made a huge effort to find a whale for us he was very knowledgeable and a skil
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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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eadlin16
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Awesome Trip
This was one of the most amazing trips I have done. Thank you very much. The flight was very smooth and the pilot w
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jackmA3797TF
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FLY HIGH
Ok we were lucky with the sunny Summer weather, which makes the Kaikoura region look so beautiful. But for the rest
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