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Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari - A New Zealand 'must do"'activity right here in Auckland!

Highlights

  • 4.5 hour sea safari on Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
  • GUARANTEED Marine Mammal viewing or you can come back FREE!
  • Incredibly Convenient - departs daily from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland.
  • Watch & Learn - Expert commentary/Interaction with our on-board Marine Research Scientists.
  • Highly Recommended - TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' 2013 - 2017
  • Relaxed & Comfortable – 65ft (20 meter) luxury boat holds up to 100 people, with fully licensed café/bar

Share our unique sea safari - unforgettable from the moment you leave our central city wharf!

Spend 4.5 hours experiencing the diverse marine wildlife and stunning scenery of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Connect with an abundance of rare marine mammals, birds and stunning island scenery.

It’s your chance to adventure into the wild - every safari is a fresh opportunity to find, track and learn more about Auckland’s marine life.

You’ll also get to learn from the marine researchers on board working to protect the whales, dolphins and their fragile home.

Be inspired by the research conducted alongside you on our comfortable high-tech boat and enjoy an expert education from the crew about whales, dolphins and our other marine wildlife.

Join us on our family-owned mission to save Auckland’s whales and dolphins into the future!

Duration: 4.5 hours.

Departures & location: Daily and direct from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland.

Extras: Additional child fares to the family pass can be purchased for $80 as you proceed through the checkout.

Adult $190.00
Child $130.00

Restrictions

  • Not suitable for heavily pregnant women. No wheelchair access is available on the boat. Anyone with physical disabilities that require human intervention must be accompanied by their caregivers/support people. Children under 5yrs are suitable for the trip only if CLOSELY supervised by a parent.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 0 - 15 years.

    Family pass includes 2 adults 2 children.

    Extra full priced tickets, if required, may be purchased as you proceed to checkout.

Available Bookings from January 24 to January 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Fri 24 Jan
Sat 25 Jan
Sun 26 Jan
Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$171.00
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$171.00
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$190.00
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$190.00
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$190.00
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$171.00
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$142.50
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$171.00
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$142.50
  • Child$130.00
  • Family$480.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.7

325 reviews

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Kirsty from New Zealand wrote on 14 September 2019

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Wonderful Day

We have a wonderful day, it was a bit rough as the winds were high but the views were gorgeous and we got to see a very large pod of dolphins which was incredible. So lucky to have this wonderful activity on our doorstep

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Jagroop Singh from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2019

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Awesome trip and team

Really good experience.

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Dawn from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2019

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Great Experience

We were unlucky & didn't see anything first trip, but we used the free return pass provided a couple of days later & saw loads of dolphins & two whales. Have done this trip before & would do it again. Great value through book me as we paid 1/2 price

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Kevin from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2019

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Afternoon safari 4th March

Began with high hopes as I had been on other dolpin viewing trips. I appreciate viewings can vary greatly and this was one of those times where after traveling significant distance we saw only 3 small pods of dolphin. At the greeting and briefing, the captain said about the company having high standards and if we didnt see any dolphins or they felt the experience was disappointing that a free trip would be offered. This surely must have been excruciating close to hitting that mark. The reason I did not rate the trip one star was that the crew were friendly, professional and informative. We were out on the water with sun shining and the company (fellow travellers)were fun. The Company did their best out on the water but it wasnt a oh aah experience.

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Tennille McInnes from Australia wrote on 24 September 2019

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Beyond words

It was an incredible adventure with the opportunity to see pods of Dolphins and 3 whales. The crew were incredible and it was amazing for us to listen to the marine biologist and learn more about these incredible creatures. The Captain Andy was was friendly and very knowledgeable. Thank you for this amazing experience. Highly recommend for families. Our 6 year old can’t stop talking about it.

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