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Air Kaikoura Aero Club

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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Whale watching.

We had the most amazing flight this afternoon with our lovely pilot Stephen, we were so lucky to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
neddie5
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Great experience

It was really lovely experience, we saw two Whales super nice. Normally I'm afraid to fly in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicole D
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Whale Flights / Scenic Flights / Flight Training. Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's longest running aerial operator. We have been operating scenic flights and flight training for 30 years. Our spectacular 30 minute whale flight gives you the chance to see the mighty sperm whale, whilst taking in some of the most stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer. We also offer complete Pilot training from our 25 minute trial flight, where you get hands on experience in our Cessna 150, right through to completing a private pilots licence. Air Kaikoura / Kaikoura Aero Club is a non profit organization meaning by flying with us your money goes back into our organization. We thank you for flying with us.
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627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the most amazing flight this afternoon with our lovely pilot Stephen, we were so lucky to see a blue whale, and the resident sperm whale. Our flight was fantastic and we felt completely at ease and comfy. We were well informed on which...More

Thank neddie5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really lovely experience, we saw two Whales super nice. Normally I'm afraid to fly in the small plane, expecialy for the altitude, but I didn't realize in 2sec I was flying, without any fear. Wanderful

Thank Nicole D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last year in February straight after the earthquakes. Shannon was a great pilot and we were able to see the beauty of Kaikoura even though the natural disaster had destroyed so much. Would definitely go back when we head up next. The price was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just wanted to try my hand at flying a plane. At a cost of $120 I thought this was great value for half an hour. From the go the instructor asked if I wanted to taxi the plane to the runway, then did I...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Aero Club offer excellent whale flights - this was taken up when Whalewatch were unable to sail - Murray was our pilot and he worked hard to get us brilliant views of spermicide whales and dusky dolphins, as well as the stunning Kaikoura coastline!...More

Thank Gill B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After our whale-watching boat trip was cancelled due to heavy seas, we rebooked for a late afternoon whale-watching flight. Before our flight, a pilot advised us that whales had not been spotted since early afternoon, due to the high sea state. He offered to rebook...More

Thank leighellen410
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We spent a great time with the pilot , the briefing was very quick we jumped straight away in the plane Unfortunately, on the 95% of chances to see whales we have seen just one during 3sc as she was diving in the deep water....More

Thank Romane B
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Best flight ever! We saw four sperm whales in one flight. Awesome. The crew is very nice, too. We absolutely enjoyed our adventure. I got to pilot a plane for half an hour and the pilot hardly had to take the wheel. Totally recommended!

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Our pilot Stephen was friendly and informative. He soon found a sperm whale for us to see. Great views of the whale. This is a must do trip.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Having heard that our boat trip out to see whales maybe cancelled due to a weather front coming in (which is quite common apparently), we took a full refund and headed to Air Kaikoura Aero Club instead, whilst the weather was still good. They operate...More

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