We did this trip in February with our 2 kids (aged 8 & 11). We, like others, had our Whale watch boat trip cancelled. We rang Wings over Whales who were happy to accommodate us and their price for the 4 of us compared favorably with the boat trip. Before we took off the pilot does a really good briefing about where we would fly, what to look out for and a short video about whales. We all thought that this made a great introduction to the flight. All seats are window seats and our 8 year old was thrilled to be invited to fly up font. During the flight we spotted 2 whales, 1 for a short time and the other for 10 /15 minutes. What impressed was that it was not just a fly past but the pilot was able to fly fairly slowly, in tight circles, low down so that we all got a really good view and then fly the other way round so that those on the other side also got a good view. The other advantage about seeing a Whale from the air is that you really get to see all of it and can appreciate just how big they are. We were only in Kaikoura for one day and this was our only opportunity to see whales - thanks to Wings over Whales we all left Kaikoura happy!
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