Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

Experience the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See whales, dolphins and seabirds living in their natural habitat and learn from on-board marine researchers working to protect them and their fragile home.


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Experience the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild whales, dolphins and rare seabirds living in their natural habitat and enjoy spectacular island scenery. 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!

Discover Today ~ Protect for Tomorrow.


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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:
Safari Departure Times (please check-in at least 15 minutes prior): May 1st - September 30th: 12:30pm, October 1st - November 30th: 1:30pm, December 1st - April 30th: 9:00am and 2:30pm
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 50% of trips, so your odds are really good!

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