Industrial and marine

Southern Lakes Helicopters offer you a wide range of industrial and marine charters throughout Fiordland, Southland and the Southern Coast. We pride ourselves on high standards of safety, our extensive knowledge and experience of the region, and our commitment to customer satisfaction. Whatever your industrial or marine project, get in touch to discuss how we can help you achieve it.

Industrial Charters

Our pilots maintain a wide range of specialised technical skills. From heavy lifting to precision and formation flying our pilots have many hours of experience they will bring to your industrial requirement. Whatever your needs get in touch today and let us get to work on a solution for you.

Marine Charters

Our company have a long established history of providing support to marine operations around the Southern Coast and beyond. We are capable of flying long range off shore, of up to 100 nautical miles (4.5 hours endurance).

Southern Lakes Helicopters are well used to flying to vessels in the Fiordland sounds, New Zealand inshore waters and beyond.

We can assist with the transfer of live crayfish, relocate fishing crew and use longline buckets. Our pilots have experience of flying in some of the most challenging southern marine environments, supporting scientific research and wildlife management in the Sub Antarctic Islands and also working with Antarctica New Zealand at Scott Base on an annual basis. We are able to supply and operate a wide range of equipment to complete your project efficiently and to a high standard.

For more information about our equipment see the commercial operations overview page.

Our marine services include (but are not limited to):

  • Live crayfish transfer
  • Fishing crew transfer
  • Transfer of equipment
  • Long-range offshore
  • Longline services