Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari make it easy to experience the astonishing wildlife of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Our award-winning nature tour offers guaranteed whale watching and dolphin watching year-round, departing from Auckland.


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This 4.5hr nature cruise offers so much more than just whale and dolphin watching. Operating daily within this incredible conservation area we have established NZ's only research-based marine mammal experience. Working closely with conservation groups and local universities we successfully combine up-close watching of whales, dolphins and seabirds with important scientific research conducted aboard. This allows passengers the chance to watch, learn about and above-all help protect this amazing resource of marine life.

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There's no need to travel far to have a world-class wildlife adventure. With over 1/3 of all marine-mammal species seen here Auckland is the perfect place for that once-in-a-lifetime encounter you've always dreamed of.


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Physical address

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, New Zealand Maritime Museum, 175 Quay Street, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 5:00pm Daily
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Approximately 30 minutes drive from Auckland Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Numerous coach terminals are located close by (walking distance) in Auckland City
Proximity to town:
Trips depart direct from Viaduct Harbour, down-town Auckland city

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $160.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Family Pass (2x Adults + 2x Children): $399
Further pricing information:
Our Guarantee: We won’t refund money, but if you do not see any marine mammals, you can come again for free until you do. This complimentary voucher is valid regardless of how long it is until you visit us again and is not transferable. We see dolphins on over 90% of trips and whales over 70% of trips, so your odds are really good!

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