Wings Over Whales

Wings Over Whales


34 Rankers Reviews

24 Face-to-Face

1 Whale Watching

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Adventure through the skies and experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm Whale, playful Dusky dolphins and majestic scenery!

Wings Over Whales Kaikoura provide whale watching flights, scenic air tours and private aircraft charter. Our experienced team offer a friendly, boutique flying experience where each passenger has their own window seat. Enjoy an unobstructed view of Kaikoura's marine wild life and majestic scenery from our comfortable high winged aircraft.

Wings Over Whales welcome individuals, groups and also those with children, infants and limited mobility.

Passengers are encouraged to allow 1 hour to complete their whale watching experience. Prior to each flight an information and safety briefing is conducted which provides information on Kaikoura's resident Sperm Whale as well as in flight safety. Flights out into the whale watching area are then 30 minutes long, descending to 500 ft above the whales in an orbit.

Infants 0-2 years of age fly free of charge, seated on an adult's lap.

Usual Terms and Conditions apply- please see our website for more information.


Feature Value Info


Wings Over Whales

Commercial organisation


South IslandKaikoura RegionKaikoura


  • Whale Watching
  • Scenic Flights

Operating Season And Hours

Wings Over Whales are open 7 days a week from 8 am until 5 pm with flights operating on the hour from 9 am until 4 pm. Open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day.


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Javier Mimbrera


Ranking: 9/10

No luck spoting whales, but the views worth it. Had a great time.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

Wings Over Whales responds:

Hello Javier,

We're very sorry that you were unable to see any whales on your flight- unfortunately sometimes nature doesn't play it's part. Thank you very much for your kind review and we're pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time.

Thank you for flying with us!

Best wishes for the remainder of your holiday in New Zealand

Sven Fimne's avatar

Sven Fimne


Ranking: 10/10

First time in my life that I saw a whale. And I saw two on that flight. Two sperm whales. Nice presentation about whales before the flight.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Wings Over Whales responds:

Dear Sven,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your flight with Wings Over Whales!

Best regards

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Alex Ehret


Ranking: 10/10

Captain Edgar gave us some theoretical information about the sperm whales first and afterwards took us on an amazing flight out over the sea. We saw two whales - great!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Wendy van Boom


Ranking: 10/10

We saw a sperm whale lying on the surface taking oxygen for 10 minutes before he went back diving. A great experience and friendly staff.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Wings Over Whales responds:

Wendy- thank you very much for your review. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff.

Best wishes

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Olivier Anciaux


Ranking: 10/10

Great experience in a small plane for me and my wife. A friendly pilot gave us lots of information on the whales. Showed us one from above, as well as hundreds of Dusky Dolphins Thumbs up!!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Wings Over Whales responds:

Hello Oliver,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience with Wings Over Whales.

We're really happy to hear that both you and your wife had a great time!

Best regards,

The Team at Wings Over Whales

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Lucy Mulvin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Best experience of our trip - such a great pilot, amazing views of sperm whales and dolphins - amazing!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Stefan AuRich's avatar

Stefan AuRich


Ranking: 10/10

Nice staff, great briefing, scenic flight over pacific, saw a sperm whale and 100s of dolhpins. RECOMMENDED.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Wings Over Whales responds:

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Great to hear you had a nice time with Wings Over Whales,

Best regards

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Philippe Merino


Ranking: 9/10

Very good with a baby. Can see the whales very well.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2012