South Pacific Helicopters NZ Ltd

South Pacific Helicopters NZ, trading as South Pacific Whale Watch, operates private and commercial charters.

UNPARALLELED WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCES A whale watching experience like no other.

South Pacific Whale Watch, based in beautiful Kaikoura, provides a unique perspective of the amazing sperm whales and the other abundant marine life of migratory humpback whales, blue whales, southern right whales, long-finned pilot whales, orca, common dolphins, dusky dolphins, hector's dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and New Zealand fur seals may also be sighted.

The wild is closer than you think! New Zealand’s Department of Conservation permitted operator offering whale watching experiences by helicopter, with exclusive landing sites only available to South Pacific Whale Watch! It is also the perfect answer for those travelling with small children, with impaired mobility, or those susceptible to seasickness. Adventure Seekers look no further - our 'Kaikoura Aftershock Adventure' is an exclusive flight that showcases natures force, the geological and environmental changes to Kaikoura coastal areas, mountain ranges, rivers and infrastructure.

It is a perfect tour for special interest enthusiasts/groups and travellers who would like to experience the rebuild in a way that only a helicopter can achieve and landing at a newly created lake from 2016 earthquake.

Our 'Ultimate Kaikoura Adventure' offers the absolute best of Kaikoura by air, land and sea - a 1 hour and 20 min tour capturing whale watching, the aftershock adventure and mesmerising panoramic views from Mt Fyffe.

Our wide array of services includes scenic flight and charters such as heli-hunting, heli-fishing, heli-rafting, in season - snow landings, filming, photography, research - geological or conservation enthusiasts, special occasions – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, plus commercial work. We operate nationwide, let South Pacific Helicopters show you the best of New Zealand's scenery!


Address: 72 West End Kaikoura