Extended Whalewatch

For just a little more, why not have an extra 10 minutes in the whale watching area to increase your sighting opportunity and the possibility of viewing the Dusky Dolphins.

Put yourself in the ultimate vantage point, as we fly you in comfort and style for 40 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.

This flight allows extra time to search for additional whales and the possibility of travelling closer to the coast to see the acrobatic Dusky Dolphins. It is also very beneficial to fly for 40 minutes if the whales are feeding further offshore.

We welcome families with small children, the elderly, the disabled and those who may suffer from seasickness. From the comfort of our helicopter, you will love every minute of your whale watching experience.

Trip duration:

40 mins


$265 each with 3+ passengers on board
$395 each with 2 passengers on board

Aerial view route map - Click to enlarge