South Pacific Helicopters was founded in 2016 by CEO Daniel Stevenson. Growing up on a farm in southern New Zealand, he developed a love for helicopters which led to a career path in aviation flying in 2004 right here in Kaikoura taking tourists and locals alike on whale watching and scenic tours by helicopter.
Our packages included an selection of relaxing and adventure driven experiences. With every flight, we convey our passion for this beautiful place and offer exceptional customer service which makes every client feel like they are on a unique and private tour. We have many collaborations with local operators that enhance our values and diversity. From being hosted by a Marine Biologist to river rafting we have the perfect experience to offer the events & incentive markets.
Our fleet consists of two modern turbine Eurocopters as well as two fixed-wing aircraft under our subsidiary Wings Over Whales. All our aircraft are equipped to the highest safety standards and have real-time tracking system.
Our hero product (but not limited to) Whale Watching by helicopter allows you and your customers to witness the animals' natural behaviours and provides superior viewing. Our helicopters can also land in remote locations in the mountain ranges for amazing experiences.
We invite you and your visitors to come fly with us for an incredible and unforgettable experience taking in the ocean views and the scenic mountains that surround us & see why we have fallen in love with Kaikoura.