Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

There’s no need to travel far to have a wildlife adventure. Don’t miss this unique whale and dolphin tour aboard New Zealand’s only research focused vessel that is open to the public. Experience the astonishingly abundant marine life of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park just minutes from down-town Auckland. Enjoy life long memories on one of New Zealand’s Premier Tourist Attractions.

  • 4.5 hour Eco-cruise on Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
  • GUARANTEED Marine Mammal viewing – or come back for free!
  • Incredibly Convenient – departs daily from the Viaduct Harbour in down-town Auckland city.
  • Watch & Learn – Expert commentary/Interaction with our on-board Marine Research Scientists.
  • Highly Recommended – TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ 2013 – 2016
  • Relaxed & Comfortable – 65ft (20 meter) luxury boat holds up to 100 people, with fully licensed café/bar.
  • Perfect for Groups – Private charters and catering options available.​
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Berth 9, Viaduct HARBOUR Marina
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