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Tikapa Moana - Whale & Dolphin Wildlife Cruise

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Discover Tikapa Moana - the Hauraki Gulf with us as we cruise through the myriad of islands, spot wildlife and learn about the cultural footprint of Tamaki Makaurau!

Discover Tikapa Moana - the Hauraki Gulf with us as we cruise through the myriad of islands, spot wildlife and learn about the cultural footprint of Tamaki Makaurau!

Highlights

  • Marine mammal viewing including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and birdlife.
  • Marine mammal viewing guarantee - voucher to come again for free if we don’t spot marine mammals during your cruise.
  • Hear fascinating stories on the history and origins of land, sea and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki - original inhabitants of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Make your way through this stunning landscape including the volcanic peak of Rangitoto and island sanctuaries Motutapu and Tiritiri Matangi. Hear about the conservation programmes on many of these islands that are regenerating flora and fauna, and reintroducing native species.

Spot the locals! You'll see a variety of marine wildlife in their natural habitat including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, birdlife and more from our comfortable cruise vessel purpose-built for wildlife viewing.

Operating in partnership with Ngāi Tai Te Haerenga, throughout your cruise you will hear the fascinating origins and histories of the land, sea and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki – original inhabitants of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Adult $155.00
Child $75.00 (5-15 years old)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)
Family $450.00 (2x Adults + 2x Children)

What's included

  • Scenic cruising around the islands with informative commentary on our new purpose-built comfortable cruise vessel - includes passenger pickups at other locations
  • Dedicated marine mammal searching around the Hauraki Gulf
  • Opportunity to view a variety of marine animals including dolphins, whales, seals, birdlife and more
  • Marine mammal viewing guarantee - come again for free if we don’t spot any marine mammals during your cruise
  • Learn about the history and conservation efforts on the volcanic peaks, many islands and extended coastline of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
  • Hear fascinating stories on the origins and histories of land, sea and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki – original inhabitants of Tāmaki Makaurau

Duration

  • Allow approx. 4.5 hours for this experience.

Location

  • Explore Booking Kiosk - Viaduct Harbour (diagonally opposite the Maritime Museum). Please check-in at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

Notes

  • Departing:Viaduct Harbour

    Times:

    Wednesday - Friday

    Departs 11:30am | Returns 4:00pm

    Duration:

    4.5 hours


    Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

    Departs 12:00pm | Returns 5:20pm

    Duration: 5.5 hours

    *Schedule subject to change over peak periods - please confirm at time of booking

    - Please note lunch is not included. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are available for purchase onboard.

    - Mobility access to this vessel is limited, after booking please contact the operator for more details if you have limited mobility.


  • Please Note:Family Price is $460.00 if purchased separately - discounts shown from this rate.

Available Bookings from 17 Jun to 30 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$450.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$450.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$450.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$450.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$450.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$450.00

  • Adult$99.90 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$375.00

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$375.00

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$450.00

  • Adult$99.90 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$375.00

  • Adult$99.90 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Family$375.00

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

4.4

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chantnz from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2022

Amazing trip

Some feedback on the Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari – WOW! We had a great experience and enjoyed the tour. The guides were awesome and their knowledge was amazing. The Hauraki gulf is so beautiful and the cruise alone was worth it. We managed to see a whale not long after take off. We saw heaps of dolphins, which was amazing

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maryamm1 from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2022

No whales

I was looking forward to seeing the whales and dolphins but we only saw a pod of dolphins. Overall good experience but I wish we saw at least one whale

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Theresa from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2022

Fantastic day out

We enjoyed our time and spotted some dolphins, which was great! The captain and the crew were fantastic. Can highly recommend this trip to anyone.

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Mark from New Zealand wrote on 13 March 2022

Not this company

Bad review because for an hour of the trip you’re dropping passengers off to Motatapu Island and then you have to pick them up and it just eats away at the time you could have spent searching for whales and dolphins. Only saw a pod of common dolphins. Probably only saw them for 10 mins altogether. Didn’t get a voucher because apparently that’s enough sightings. Didn’t see any whales, penguins or other sea creatures. Also, bought a bunderburg for $4 they tipped some out from the 1.5l bottles into a small cup. The other whale watching company I went with was fantastic because they went further out to sea and the boat was better suited. I would never go on this tour/cruise again.

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Mohsin from New Zealand wrote on 07 March 2022

Boring

The ride was good and the staff was great but it was quite boring and expensive as for most of the the time we just roaming around and doing nothing 4 hours 30 mins for dolphin watching and most of the time most people were sleeping not that fun as I had hoped for a150$ ticket…. But not a bad experience overall

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