Experience the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Enjoy whale watching, dolphin encounters and an abundance of seabirds while learning from on-board experts and directly supporting our conservation efforts.
Our family-owned wildlife safari departs daily, directly from the Viaduct Harbour in central Auckland and offers outstanding whale watching, dolphin encounters and rare seabird spotting all year-round.
We offer much more than just whale and dolphin watching. Our research focused vessel allows our passengers to engage with University marine mammal researchers as well as our own fully qualified marine experts working to protect the whales, dolphins and marine environment. Each booking contributes directly to these important conservation efforts.
Experience Auckland’s whales and dolphins and learn how you directly support a better future!
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari,
New Zealand Maritime Museum, 175 Quay Street, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland,
1010, New Zealand.
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
Child (15 year(s) and under)
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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