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  1. Dolphin Encounter

    Dolphin Encounter

    Kaikoura is famous for marine mammals and birdlife and is regarded as the best place in New Zealand to view whales, albatross and to swim with dolphins. The Dolphin Encounter tour offers swimming with the dusky dolphins but if swimming is not for you, watching from the comfort of the boat is equally as special an experience. Tours operate three times a day in the summer months at 5.30am, 8.30am and 12.30pm and two times a day in the winter months at 8.30am and 12.30pm. Swimmers are provided with a full wetsuit, snorkel, mask and fins and only need to bring their own swimsuit, towel and small gear bag for their clothing, to take on the boat with them. Previous snorkelling experience is...
  2. Kaikōura Helicopters Classic Whale Watch

    Kaikōura Helicopters Classic Whale Watch

    Tour departs from our beach front heli-pads and within minutes be in the Hikurangi Marine Reserve that plays host to one of the worlds largest marine mammals, the magnificent sperm whale. From the comfort of our helicopter, you will enjoy the ultimate whale watching experience. Panoramic views of the Kaikoura Peninsula. See the seal colonies along the rocks at the end of Kaikoura Peninsula. If the whales are close to shore, possibility of seeing dolphins as well. Possibility of seeing baleen whales migrating through - humpbacks on their way back and forth from their feeding grounds down near Antarctica.
  3. Kaikōura Helicopters Extended Whale Watch

    Kaikōura Helicopters Extended Whale Watch

    The extended option of our Classic Whale Watch, this flight gives you more time above Kaikoura’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, New Zealand fur seals basking along the rocks and the small hector dolphins swimming along the coastline.
  4. Kaikōura Helicopters Top n Tail Whale Watching

    Kaikōura Helicopters Top n Tail Whale Watching

    From whale tail to mountain top, this flight has it all covered. Taking off from our central beachfront helipads, within minutes you will be viewing the mighty sperm whales from the comfort of your helicopter. After viewing the magnificent marine life, you will fly high above Kaikoura and land amongst the towering Kaikoura Seaward Ranges, where you will take in some of the most breathtaking views that New Zealand has to offer. Seasonal snow landing. Views to the west of the Seaward Kaikoura Range, to the east Kaikoura flats and the iconic Kaikoura Peninsula stretching out like a whale's fluke. See the different colours of water along the coastline where the fresh, silty water comes out...
  5. Kaikoura Kayaks

    Kaikoura Kayaks

    Welcome to our magic little seaside village where the wildlife out numbers the humans and mountains meet the sea. The curious NZ fur seals are only a few paddle strokes away and our local guides would love to introduce you to them around the Kaikoura Peninsula. Watch seals dive and manoeuvre around your kayak, paddle with them as they swim around the Peninsula hunting for octopus. Continue your journey around the coastline for chance encounters with dusky dolphins and blue penguins. Paddle a crowd-free coastline with experienced qualified local guides, top kayaking equipment and an ocean teaming with marine life. Join our team on a real sea kayak tour that is enjoyable, interactive...
  6. Kaikōura Whale Watching & Heli Gourmet Experience

    Kaikōura Whale Watching & Heli Gourmet Experience

    Lifting off from our beachfront helipads you will view Hikurangi Marine reserve in search of the incredible wildlife in our waters. Kaikoura is not only home to the magnificent sperm whale, but is also a migratory route for a variety of different whale and dolphin species such as the humpback whale, blue whale, southern right whale and orca, so we never know from flight to flight when we might spot something different. Perched up on the beautiful hills of Glencree Estate, a gourmet two course meal of fresh produce harvested on farm and from local suppliers. Enjoy your meal in private serenity whilst viewing wild game roaming - red stag, elk & fellow deer.
  7. South Pacific Helicopters

    South Pacific Helicopters

    We are the only owner operator in Kaikōura and you get to fly with him. Our goal is to share the beauty of Kaikōura, as well as the local our local residents, whales, dolphins & deals, which makes this place the best in the world for marine wildlife encounters. With every tour we convey our passion for this beautiful place and offer exceptional customer service to provide one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experiences. From Whale watching by air, Mountain landings, Marine biologist, Heli-rafting, Heli-picnic, Heli-hunting, Heli-weddings, and the most amazing luxury experience Matai Peak.
  8. South Pacific Helicopters - Scenic Flights

    South Pacific Helicopters - Scenic Flights

    There is so much to discover in Kaikoura in addition to the marine wildlife. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean, the Kaikōura Mountain Ranges, and the Kaikōura Peninsula with the coastal Explorer flight or join the Aftershock adventure and view the unique geological sights from the 2016 earthquake before landing at one of South Pacific's exclusive landing sights. We also offer indulgent heli and food/drink experiences. If you are after an even more actioned packed experience, why not try our heli-rafting, heli-biking, heli-hunting tours or the Rodin Cars experience. All of South Pacific Helicopter's tours can be customised to create that unforgettable experience.
  9. South Pacific Helicopters - Ultimate Adventure

    South Pacific Helicopters - Ultimate Adventure

    Kaikōura Ultimate Adventure is an incredible experience capturing the best of Kaikōura's magnificent vistas of coastal shores, picturesque landscapes, majestic mountain ranges, and diverse marine wildlife in a way only a helicopter can. This tour begins with whale watching. Heading out over the Kaikōura Whale Sanctuary and Hikurangi Marine Reserve to view the incredible wildlife found in Kaikōura’s waters. Experience the magnificent Sperm whale, which can be found here year-round. Kaikōura is also a migratory route for a variety of different whale and dolphin species such as the humpback whale, blue whale, southern right whale, killer whale, and more.
  10. South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Cray Tails & A Marine Biologist

    South Pacific Helicopters - Whales & Cray Tails & A Marine Biologist

    This tour starts with and in-depth talk at our base in Kaikōura about the diverse Marine biology that is found here in our amazing part of the world. Once this talk is complete we depart in our aircraft and head out to explore the Hikurangi Marine Reserve where the whales reside close to the Kaikōura coastline, during this time Krista will be happy to share her broad knowledge of all things marine with our guests and answer any questions they may have during the tour. Once this part of the experience has been completed we will head to Karaka lobster for a light lunch.
  11. Seal Swim Kaikōura

    Seal Swim Kaikōura

    Swim with wild New Zealand Fur Seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. You'll be a part of an intimate group of up to 10 like-minded adventurers suited up in warm wet suits and guided on your seal swimming experience. We cater for all abilities from experienced snorkellers to first timers. No experience is needed as our guides are very good at making people feel confident in the water. Plus, the wet suits we will give you will provide the same buoyancy as life jackets. This is an experience that you do not want to miss out on. Seal Swim Kaikoura has now been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for eight years running. Adults $120...
  12. Top Catch Charters - Kaikoura

    Top Catch Charters - Kaikoura

    Welcome to Top Catch Charters Kaikoura where you can expect a great day on the ocean aboard our purpose built 6.2m Osprey Boat, “First Light”. Your fully qualified skipper, Malcolm Halstead, has 35 years’ experience fishing in the waters of the South Island of New Zealand. It is Malcolm’s goal to make sure you have a memorable fishing experience while visiting Kaikoura. We cater for all ages on our trips and take great pride in introducing children and novices to the wonderful sport of fishing. We can also organise longer trips for experienced anglers. Our trips all leave from the safe port of South Bay Kaikoura. Once on the water it is a short trip to our abundant fishing grounds where...
  13. Seal Kayak Kaikoura

    Seal Kayak Kaikoura

    Seal Kayak Kaikoura is the first kayak tour of its sort in New Zealand, which allows you to either pedal or paddle. You’re going to love how easy it is to kayak in and around our beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. We have a 100% success rate of viewing Fur Seal. There is also a lot of other Marine life to view such as the Blue penguin, Albatross and plenty more. Come capture the moments of the fun and friendly Fur Seals playing around and under your hands free pedal kayak. The Hobie Oasis Pedal Kayaks we use are made by Hobie Cat one of the leading boating and kayak companies in the World, which brings to you the latest in kayaking advancements. Read our reviews to see what people have to...
  14. Kaikoura: Whale Watching Flight (Extended)

    Kaikoura: Whale Watching Flight (Extended)

    Depart from Kaikoura Airport on a trip to view the mighty Sperm whales in their natural environment - from the air you'll have the best view getting to fully appreciate the size of these majestic animals. Air Kaikoura's friendly team have been operating Whale Watching Flights for 30+ years, so you can trust you're getting the most quality experience out there. While on your Whale Watching flight get to appreciate the beauty Kaikoura has to offer from the air - enjoy picturesque views of the dramatic mountains that meet the vibrant turquoise seas. Get to enjoy all of Kaikoura's famous marine life from a 40 minute flight, some things you can potentially see: Sperm Whales, dusky Dolphins,...
  15. Wings Over Whales & Kaikoura Kayaks Combo

    Wings Over Whales & Kaikoura Kayaks Combo

    Kaikōura is home to sperm whales year round, as well as a popular migratory and feeding route for many other species of whales and dolphins. From the air passengers can experience the true magnitude of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. These animals can reach an impressive 18 metres in length and weigh up to 60 tonne. Wings Over Whales Kaikōura operate high-winged aircraft, which allows each person their own window seat and optimal, unobstructed viewing. All whale watching flights are carried out in accordance with Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Regulations. Kaikōura Kayaks offers an adventure around the beautiful coastal waters that takes in the breath-taking views of...
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