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Wings Over Whales

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Amazing!

We booked through bookme.nz and thought there would be several groups in the 6 man plane, but it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sophie S
Awesome!

Couldn’t do the boat trip due to poor weather but got transferred to the flight. Amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vladok212
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Experience Kaikoura's mighty Sperm Whale, playful Dusky Dolphin and majestic scenery from above! Wings Over Whales Kaikoura conduct whale watching flights, scenic mountain tours and private charter. Endorsed by Qualmark New Zealand, our professional...more
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Kaikoura Airport | 617 State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7374, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked through bookme.nz and thought there would be several groups in the 6 man plane, but it was just me and my boyfriend! It felt like out own private trip. The pilot was really knowledgeable and we saw a Sperm Whale within the final...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn’t do the boat trip due to poor weather but got transferred to the flight. Amazing experience. On entry it was professional all the way. Quick easy check in, we met our pilot Jesse who gave us an intro into what we were about to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to swim with dolphins originally with hassle free but as the tour was cancelled hassle free brought us here and it was a lovely saviour. We would never have booked this as I would of assumed it would be really expensive but I...More

2  Thank Deana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite amazing to see this giant animal from bird view. They look like king surrounded by pods of dolphins. Pilot Oscar is a knowledgeable and smart guy, plus very handsome lol! Really appreciate the experience offered by them, I would highly recommend you...More

4  Thank Lovenz100
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My family (2 yr old and 4 month old) took a flight with Oscar today. We saw 3 sperm whales and hundreds of dolphins as well as the beautiful Kaikoura scenery all in 30 minute flight. The flight itself was fantastic and the company were...More

3  Thank ARfamily2018
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Amazing! We're so glad you had such a wonderful tour! That's definitely a successful flight. Thank so you much for the wonderful review and rating, we hope to see your family again one day. - Wings Over Whales Team

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Our boat tour was cancelled and we were given option for air tour at the last minute. Staff and pilot was very friendly and we did see Sperm WhalesMore

1  Thank AIWIW
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That's great! There are so many options of ways to see the majestic Sperm Whales here in Kaikoura and we're glad we could help out when the boats were cancelled for the day due to the rougher than normal ocean conditions. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Wings Over Whales far exceeded our expectations. From the time we phoned to make a booking to the end of the flight we were treated like special customers. The booking staff were friendly and accommodating. When we checked in for our flight we were warmly...More

2  Thank Chris_B20757
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lovely! We're so glad you had such a wonderful time! Oscar is a very wonderful pilot and we're so pleased he left such a memorable impression! We hope you got some awesome photos of that Sperm Whale! Don't forget to tag us if you post...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

For like 100 dollars per person me and my boyfriend went with pilot Ed in the small 4 people fitting plane. You ll get an amazing view and a big change of seeing whales. This company apparently is focusing on tourist flights specifically. Our pilot...More

Thank Anne-Lot K
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You were a couple of lucky passengers! Ed and his wife have left beautiful Kaikoura after many years of amazing piloting and running of the business. You must have been on one of Ed's last flights before he left. Lucky you, he's a stellar pilot...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

We were booked with a boat whale watch tour that was cancelled. We were transferred to Wings over Whales for no extra charge. Oscar was our super friendly pilot and did a great job showing us the whales. We saw 3-4 sperm whales from the...More

1  Thank Sexie-Veggie
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That's so great Sexie-Veggie! Awesome user name by the way.. Haha! We're happy we could get you out then the seas were a bit rough for the boats! Sounds like you saw quite a few whales in your trip, success! Oscar is a talented pilot...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

The customer service from Wings Over Whales was great from the get go. They helped us to organize timing from our intercity bus and our next activity, they also organised Kaikoura Shuttle for us so we didn't have to worry how we were getting to...More

1  Thank Alice T
Wings0verWhales, Front Office Manager at Wings Over Whales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oscar is getting a lot of love lately on our Trip-Advisor! Going to have to give him a free ice-cream or something! Thanks so much for the wonderful review and we're happy we could make the day as easy and smooth as possible, that's our...More

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Anuja S
10 October 2016|
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Response from Janlyn-60 | Reviewed this property |
Boat gives you a closer encounter, but plane lets you see more area and greater chance of seeing whales and dolphins. I would base my decision on the time of season I was visiting.
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Jobeale
19 October 2015|
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Response from Wings0verWhales | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. We often have babies and toddlers on our flights and they fly with no problems at all- in fact they usually drop off to sleep! We can provide a set of ear muffs to protect little ears but... More
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