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Salt Air Tours

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Address: 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 8338
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Salt Air's helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights and tours offer you a...

Salt Air's helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights and tours offer you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands and Northland from the air with spectacular coastline views and island scenery. Our guided tour options and island escapes will also leave you with an appreciation of our beaches, local history, culture and coastal environment that is uniquely Northland.

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A must this wonderful half day tour

What an amazing flight and drive we had today from Kerikeri airport to Cape Reinga over about 4 hours. The pilot Brendon's flying and. commentating was great and very clear. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MaurTee
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing flight and drive we had today from Kerikeri airport to Cape Reinga over about 4 hours. The pilot Brendon's flying and. commentating was great and very clear. It was windy and a bit bumpy at times on the way up on our afternoon trip but smooth fling coming back. The landscapes from the air were wonderful and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the half day Morning tour from Paihia to Cape Reinga. A small plane with 7 visitors and the pilot, so everyone got a good window seat! When I booked, the staff checked the weather to ensure there was good visibility, I am so glad they did as the day I had planned to go, it rained and... More 

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Thank Lianne1977
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Wonderful comments about our Cape Reinga Tour and we appreciate mention of all the team - we certainly always endeavour to provide great service and flights. More 

Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sea was quite rough and the weather was windy so did not fancy going to the hole in the rock by boat. We rocked up to salt air tours and hopped on the chopper without any booking or fuss.The staff were all great and very professional and run a good business.we opted for a quick tour out to the... More 

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Thank RPRedman
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Appreciate your lovely comments and pleased you enjoyed our helicopter flight to the Hole in the Rock. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great trip by 6 seater pane to Cape Rienga. Pilot was friendly and informative. Views were great in both directions. Minibus to the cape from airstrip followed by coffee at a beach and then trip to see the huge sand dunes before flying back via Bay of Islands. Great trip, professional company, highly recommended.

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Thank Mark W
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, glad you enjoyed our tour. Cheers from the Salt Air team More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Heli/Cruise/Island Escape tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were just 4 of us on the Cruise out and just the two of us in the Helicopter. The cruise out was quite pleasant, and the islands are certainly beautiful with incredible blue waters. Our guide was friendly and relaxed. We stopped off on an island for short walk... More 

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Thank crzzzr
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the Heli Cruise, it's certainly a nice day out there experiencing the Bay of Islands. Thanks also for your feedback on the pilot commentary, it's something we usually pride ourselves on doing well so we will pass your comments on the pilot. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly magnificent! What an honour to be able to step foot on top of beautiful Motu Kōkako. For years we have sailed through "Hole In The Rock" by boat, but this is something special. Our pilot & guide so knowledgeable and the staff at the office incredibly helpful and welcoming. If you have to do one excursion in the Bay... More 

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Thank shanozM
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Really appreciate your fantastic review of our flight and landing on Motu Kōkako, we are very lucky to be able to share this unique and special experience with others. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the highlight of our Bay of Islands visit. Great experience from start to finish, including our delightful van driver/host. Flying over a country or area is by far the best way to see it, much more meaningful and scenic from the air than from land, especially the huge bays, stunning sand dunes, rugged coastline and dense forests and orchards.... More 

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1 Thank shauna t
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Such a wonderful review of our Cape Reinga Tour, thanks so much! The team really enjoys sharing our wonderful region with visitors. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are Kiwis living in Auckland who are holidaying in Bay of islands on limited time. We booked the Salt air scenic flight 2 days before our flight by walking into their Paihia office. On the day we made our way to the office where we were then driven to the airport. Our pilot, Brendan soon whisked... More 

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saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

So wonderful you did this tour to Cape Reinga - we agree, kiwis should do this as it's just so beautiful to see our remote coastline from the air. Thanks so much for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The staff at the office are very welcoming and informative and make sure you are booking the right flight for your wants. Pilot was very informative and was able to provide a lot of information about the region as we headed to the Hole in the Rock, I was really surprised to hear how many islands were fully or partially... More 

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Thank Ben W
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind comments and feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your helicopter flight here in the Bay of Islands - see you next time! More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Really well done from start to finish. The staff made it all a great experience especially Adam who was so genuine, friendly and informative. We recommend this trip to anyone wanting to get a taste of the Bay of Islands.

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Thank KK700
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this review

Great to hear the team provided such good service and you recommend the Heli Cruise, thanks for your kind words. More 

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