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Salt Air Tours

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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...more
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69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

The original plan was to fly to Cape Reinga - but unfortunately the weather had changed for the worse and there were thunder storms etc predicted. We were offered an alternative tour with the Helicopter Flying over the Bay of Islands and then landing on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Barbara A
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

So glad you enjoyed the alternative flight we offered - it's certainly a wonderful experience to Land on the "Hole in the Rock" and pleased you thought so too!

Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour all around! From the van pick up in town, to the flight up and down the coast, to the van trip in the far north - Salt Air was a first class experience. Small group in a small fixed wing airplane designed for...More

2  Thank cmrhodes64
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, we do pride ourselves on providing great flights and tours so we are pleased you felt it was a first class experience, we couldn't ask for better feedback. Cheers from the Salt Air team.

Reviewed April 15, 2018

We had cruised to Paihia on a previous cruise and got off too late to take this flight. We didn't miss it this time and would recommend it to everyone. The staff are excellent, the flight is fantastic, the view is superb. DON'T MISS IT!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Darren T
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

We're glad you didn't miss out this time round - thanks so much for your excellent review

Reviewed April 15, 2018

This was a fabulous way to see the Cape Reinga and 90 mile beach. We took off from Keri Keri airport in a plane that held about 8 passengers. We had terrific views of the coast line, the rolling hills and farmlands that you would...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank John N
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Awesome that you found our Cape Reinga Tour so worthwhile and enjoyable. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed April 14, 2018

What a great experience. We had never been in a helicopter before and were really lucky to get a gap in some rather nasty weather so that we could make this trip. An almost perfect end to a wonderful holiday. I can't remember the name...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Daryl M
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Awesome that you enjoyed your first helicopter flight with us, thanks so much for your excellent rating for us. Cheers from the Salt Air team.

Reviewed April 11, 2018

Loved this tour, our pilot (Brendan) was great and very informative. Flight was very good and it was a lovely way to fit in the top of New Zealand. We were shown how to toboggan down the sand dunes and provided with tea and muffins....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank k2512b
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks very much for your recommendation of our Cape Reinga Tour by aeroplane - glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Oh my god....this was my first flight in helicopter dont let price scare you spend the extra and take the landing on top of world famous hole in the rock bay of islands this 35 minute flight was worth every dollar the views were breath...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Darryl J
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

So wonderful that you're first helicopter flight was with us landing on the Hole in the Rock - glad you loved it and I'm sure you will do more heli flights from now on! Cheers from the Salt Air Team :-)

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

This helicopter tour was nothing short of amazing. We lucked out with a clear morning and were rewarded with the most epic views of the gorgeous islands. There is seriously no better way to spend your time at the Bay of Islands. You just can’t...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank DaGrisa
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

It's great flying over the Bay of Islands isn't it!! Thanks so much for your feedback and high rating of our scenic flight.

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Great tour on chopper with a very knowledgeable pilot. Best I have found worldwide. Would have like to have gone and landed at the Cape lighthouse maybe next time. A definite must for anyone. Very reasonable level pricing too.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank totravel18
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Very high praise indeed! We appreciate your excellent review - would love to have you fly with us again if you get the chance. Cheers from the Salt Air Team :-)

Reviewed April 9, 2018

An absolute must, great commentary and the best area I have ever been across. Not only did Cape Reinga Tour (a must for everyone) came back to Bay of Islands Tour preferred the first purely for the scenery

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank PhilipS3128
saltairpaihia, Manager at Salt Air Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thanks for flying with us twice! We appreciate your excellent rating and glad you enjoyed it all.

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