Classic Whale Watch

Only with Kaikoura Helicopters, will you get to see the entire whale from head to tail, as we hover and fly slow orbits.

Put yourself in the ultimate vantage point, as we fly you in comfort and style for 30 minutes in the spectacular environment that plays host to one of the world’s largest marine mammals, the magnificent Sperm Whale.

Gain knowledge on the mighty Sperm Whale during a personal 20 minute briefing, before departing our beachfront heli pads.

As we lift off, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the rugged Kaikoura Coastline and within 3 – 5 minutes you will be flying above Kaikoura’s deep-sea canyon, searching for a Giant Sperm Whale as he breaks the surface.

You will be captivated by the remarkable view and photo opportunity of the entire whale from head to tail, as we hover and fly slow orbits uninterruptedly above him.

We welcome families with small children, the elderly, the disabled and those who may suffer from seasickness.

Trip duration:

30 minutes


Shared price: $250 each (min. 3 passengers)
Private price: $350 each (min. 2 passengers)

We recommend booking in advance if you wish to fly with others.

Aerial view route map - Click to enlarge