About Us

South Pacific Helicopters offers premier whale watching and scenic flights in and around Kaikōura, Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide unforgettable and unique adventures which allow you to experience nature from a whole new perspective. Join us to capture the best of Kaikōura by air, land and sea.



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South Pacific Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company. Dan and Monique Stevenson first opened this company in October of 2016. Unfortunately, a few short weeks later, a major earthquake struck Kaikōura, completely cutting off access to the town, and changing the landscape forever. Daniel and the South Pacific employees were invaluable to the recovery and provide relief effort, working tirelessly on the rebuild to restore access to the town of Kaikōura.

After a year and a day, roads once again opened to Kaikōura, and tourism returned to the town. Our goal is to share the beauty of Kaikōura, as well as the local marine life which make this place one of 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.

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Our Team