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Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari


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


  • 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!

Adult $129.00 (Adult)
Child $89.00 (Child 14 & Under)
Family $325.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Extra Child $59.00 (Extra Child (14 & Under) must be booked with a Family Pass to be valid.)


  • 4.5 Hours



  • 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.


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

  • Child price applies to ages 14 years and under

    Family pass includes 2 adults and up to 2 children.

Available Bookings from 11 Aug to 17 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Wed 17 Aug

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


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navneet from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2021

Amazing experience

It was an amazing expereince. We got to see plenty of Dolphins in the Hauraki Gulf. The Crew were awesome with pointing out the wildlife.

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Xiumei from New Zealand wrote on 19 January 2020

The safari is awesome

I love dolphins while am not willing to visit them in the aquarium. It was fantastic to meet them in such a natural way. It was the first time I saw dolphins. They were truly active and social, comparing to whales. I took some awesome photos of them and can’t wait to share.

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Leah Thompson from New Zealand wrote on 26 February 2020

Great staff

Great comentary from andy whole trip. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Even with a boat malfunction still enjoyable time ?

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ashishikas from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2020

Crap service.

I would give zero stars if possible. Didnt even make it on the safari as they cancelled twice, the second time without any notification. We got there early dragging an excited child along, and paying hefty parking fees in the viaduct. Waited with 20 other people who had tickets. There was no notice and no show from staff. We had to call them to find out what was happening and then got told it had been cancelled.Amazed at this level of service in downtown Auckland. Thumbs down all around.

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Michelle Wicks from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2020


Awesome day for all ages!! With highly interactive, well-informed and passionate crew/ staff! A definite MUST-DO for all visitors to Auckland and local residents alike. Relax, learn, experience, see and enjoy! We loved it ?

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    Child * Child 14 & Under

      Family 2 Adults + 2 Children

        Extra Child * Extra Child (14 & Under) must be booked with a Family Pass to be valid.

          *This option must be made together with another price type.

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