From NDZ $1650.00
Experience the Kaikoura whales & cray like never before. Start your tour with marine Mammal biologist Dr Krista van der Linde then move onto lunch! Book your tour with South Pacific Helicopters today.
This exciting new product is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and is in collaboration with renowned Marine Mammal Biologist Dr Krista van der Linde who represents Kaikoura Marine Mammal Foundation. 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 which is located on the coastline north of Kaikōura and is a small cafe owned by local family the Readers who are a 3rd generation fishing family who catch the crayfish that Kaikōura is named after and famous for. After lunch is finished we will depart and your pilot will give your guests a personal tour of the damage caused by the devastating 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake where they will be shown large landslides, rivers that have been diverted by fault lines, and other interesting sights before the conclusion of the experience.