Kaikōura Helicopters - Extended Whale Watch

From NZD $455.00
  • Duration: 40 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Product code: extwhawat

If you cannot see the departure time you would prefer, please email info@kaikourahelicopters.com or call us on +64 3 319 6609 for more availability.

The extended option of our Classic Whale Watch, this flight gives you more time above Kaikōura’s unique deep-sea canyon searching for whales and other

migrating marine life!

The longer flight time allows us to search further offshore in the deeper waters, not only for the Sperm Whales but also for any migrating baleen whales such as the Humpback, Blue and Fin Whales as they travel between their feeding grounds in Antarctica and the warm waters of the South Pacific.  

On the way back to the beachfront heli pads keep an eye out for pods of our resident playful Dusky Dolphins, the NZ Fur Seals basking along the rocks and the small Hector Dolphins swimming along the coastline.

Approx. 40 minutes flight 

Aircraft used is at the discretion of Kaikōura Helicopters

Minimum per person fares are required for flights to depart or why not private choose to private charter the helicopter to yourselves

Infants aged 0 to 2 years old  fly free of charge and are seated on a paying adults lap.

Full terms and conditions can be found on https://gchaviation.com/terms/kaikoura-terms/

Kaikōura Helicopters supports Project Jonah, a registered charity existing for one simple reason – to help marine mammals in desperate need. Their vision is to create a world where these animals are respected and protected. Project Jonah has pioneered whale rescue techniques, and has shared this technology and expertise with the rest of the world. Kaikōura Helicopters actively support Project Jonah with funding and welcome our guests to have the option to donate when paying for their helicopter trip. Thank you. https://www.projectjonah.org.nz/

Te reo Māori words 

Waka Topatopa - Helicopter

Tohorā - Whale

Rere - To Fly

Moana - Sea

Whenua - Land

Hīra - Seal

Ahoaho - Hectors Dolphin

Tiro - View

Raenga Kūiti - Peninsula

Aotearoa - New Zealand