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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 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!

 

Prices (July - Sept 30th 2017):

Adult $160

Child $105

Family Pass $399 - 2 full adults and 2 children SAVE $131! Please select the family pass option from the inventory grid below.

 

Prices (Oct 2017 onwards):

Adult $180

Child $125

Family Pass $460 - 2 full adults and 2 children

 

Additional child fares to the family pass can be purchased for $65 per child (July - Sept 30th) & $80 from Oct 1st 2017 onwards.

 

Adult $160.00
Child $105.00

Notes

  • 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 or caregiver.
  • Duration: 4.5 hours Departures: Daily and direct from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland

    Please Note: Extra full priced tickets, if required, may be purchased as you proceed to checkout


Available Bookings from August 23 to August 29

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All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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Adult $160.00

Child $105.00

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Adult $160.00

Child $105.00

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Adult $160.00

Child $105.00

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Adult $160.00

Child $105.00

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Family$399.00

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Family$399.00

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Family$399.00

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Family$399.00

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

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Joy Lui from New Zealand wrote on 27 November 2015

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Amazing

We saw lots of dolphins and circled by whales. Crews were funny and helpful. This is something I would want to come back and experience again.

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Melinda Boyes from New Zealand wrote on 18 August 2016

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A dream come true!!

I chose the most sublime day to do this safari and wow what a day it was. I knew I would never be guaranteed to see mammals ,Iike orca & whales and would have been more than happy to see Dolphins. Well we saw 2 pods of orca, a brydes whale & many Dolphins! The safari was very well organised & all the crew went out of their way to find us as many marine mammals as possible which even meant we were back a bit late! A lot of information is given out through the trip too. There are a nice number of passengers which meant there was plenty of room for viewing. I really want to go again soon & will definitely recommend. Just the best day!

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Karalee Squire from New Zealand wrote on 12 September 2016

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11 Sept

Awesome. Great weather not that anyone can pick that. Spent a lot of time before we found dolphins so got a voucher to go again. Much appreciated. Kept well informed.

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Marius Gutgsell from Germany wrote on 08 January 2016

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very good cruise

We've seen little sharks, one sea-lion, one flying fish and many many dolphins but unfortunately we didn't see any whales..:(

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Mark Kitchingnan from New Zealand wrote on 28 August 2014

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Explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Who would have thought that Aucklanders share their surroundings with so many dolphins, and endangered whales! AWADS was a fantastic way of realizing how beautiful the Hauraki Gulf really is, and it certainly encouraged me to try and be a more comassionate human being. The staff were in their element and thtey were great hosts, the boat was very stable for any Hauraki weather conditions, and the wildlife were abundant. Thank you guys for an enjoyable day on the water.

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