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Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

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Overview

Get up close to the teeming wildlife of the spectacular Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in New Zealand on an Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari. Hop aboard a marine nature cruise lasting 4.5 hours and take advantage of the safari’s guaranteed dolphin and whale sightings whatever the time of the year. The Marine Mammal Eco Safari casts off from downtown Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

But there’s more to look forward to than just dolphin and whale-watching! Daily trips within this exceptionally abundant conservation area place us in a unique position to offer our passengers a research-based marine mammal encounter found nowhere else in New Zealand. We have partnered with local universities and the Department of Conservation to give our visitors a more intimate encounter with dolphins, whales and sea-birds along with a peek into the workings of a marine biology research carried out on-board. This rare experience enriches our passengers’ understanding, engagement, and sense of responsibility to care for and preserve this remarkable habitat for marine life.

More than a third of the world’s marine mammal species can be sighted within the confines of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, making it easy to embark on a world-class wildlife adventure without going far. After all, the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park claims one of the top places in the world to spot dolphins and whales, and it’s just right out the door of the vibrant city of Auckland!

  • 4.5 hour Eco-cruise on Auckland’s beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
  • GUARANTEED Marine Mammal viewing – or come back for free!
  • Incredibly Convenient – departs daily from the Viaduct Harbour, down-town Auckland City.
  • Watch & Learn – Expert commentary and Interaction with our on-board Marine Research Scientists
  • Highly Recommended - TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' 2013 - 2016
  • Relaxed & Comfortable – 65ft luxury catamaran holds up to 100 people, with fully licensed café/bar.
  • Perfect for Groups - Private charters and catering options available.

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

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