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Air Kaikoura Aero Club

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Address: 627 Kaikoura South Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 6579

Whale Flights / Scenic Flights / Flight Training.

Air Kaikoura is Kaikoura's...

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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Fantastic Flight

Had a wonderful flight with a fantastic sighting of a Sperm Whale. Thank you to Taylor our pilot- he gave us great commentary and great views. Highlight of my New Zealand tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful flight with a fantastic sighting of a Sperm Whale. Thank you to Taylor our pilot- he gave us great commentary and great views. Highlight of my New Zealand tour, thank you!

Thank tinanurse1
Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing flight with Air Kaikoura. We spotted one beautiful sperm whale and dozens of funny pilot whales! Pilot was also very friendly, we took photos with him at the end of our trip. Awesome!

Thank Maulagna
Spalding, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience with Air Kaikoura and so grateful to the team for providing a personalised flight. We were lucky enough to spot the 2 male sperm whales which was such a special experience! Would highly recommend!

Thank KMG1983
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot to the team of Air Kaikoura. We saw two whales and had an awesome flight. The staff is very friendly and works hard to make the customers happy with the view on whales and dolphins :-) Thank you very much!

Thank Frauke H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent flight with Air Kaikorua. Very nice people and fair. They don't take you out if they think that there are no whales out there. Weather dependent activity. We had luck with clear sky above the one whale that we could find but the group after us could not take off due to incoming clouds (they got... More 

Thank Molnar A
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We did this flight today with our Pilot Matt. Matt chose to take off when the time was right to see the sperm whale, we saw 3 !!! And a huge pod of dolphins. Highly recommend this company. Friendly, knowledgeable and know what they are doing. Recommend booking on line, we booked the day before and were lucky enough to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of flying today with Matt and his team from Kaikoura to look out for sperm whales. Matt was determined to find the beautiful whale for us and didn't let us down. An incredible experience, great customer service and a definite item for anybody's wish list if you come across to Kaikoura.

Thank ClaresBloomers
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This small company are easy to find, just a short distance out of Kaikoura. We booked very last minute whith no problems at all, though I wouldn't leave it to chnce, this was an excellent experience and if you want to make sure you get a space book in plenty time. Our pilot Shannon was professional and friendly and made... More 

Thank cjroct
Faro District, Portugal
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This was on my 'bucket list' of things to do when visiting New Zealand. The team at Air Kaikoura were very helpful. Due to the quakes previously encountered there we were unable to go whale spotting by boat, so we were fortunate to go by air. Shannon our pilot was very informative and managed to locate one whale, unfortunately we... More 

Thank MyBloominEfforts
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had a great flight with Matt as our pilot. Beautiful clear day, we saw 6 whales, seals and 2 large groups of dolphins. It is amazing to see whales from the air as you can really see how big they are. Matt was excellent in flying round to find them. He was in touch with the boats and other... More 

Thank Paul K

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