Explore NZ - Auckland's Dolphin & Whale Safari - NZ Travel

Explore NZ - Auckland's Dolphin & Whale Safari

Explore NZ  - Auckland's Dolphin & Whale Safari
We encounter marine mammals on over ninety percent of our safaris. Most days we find Common dolphins. We can see just a few or many hundreds of them. We see Bryde's whales throughout the year, more frequently in winter months.If we're lucky we see these majestic whales lunge-feeding through large schools of fish. Other species seen through the year are Bottlenose dolphins and Orca (Killer whales). On Auckland's Dolphin & Whale Safari you will experience the gulf from the comfort of a luxury 20 metre powercat. This is a high speed vessel designed specifically for the water conditions of the Hauraki Gulf. It has large saloons and decks on two levels which provide great viewing areas and maximum passenger comfort.

Main Office: Viaduct Harbour


Operating Hours: 12.00pm to 6.00pm


Departures: Daily.

Closed Christmas Day.


Transfers: Not Provided

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Help Notes:

  • Clients must reconfirm their booking 24 hours prior to departure.
  • What to bring : Warm clothing, soft-soled shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunblock and camera. If passengers have a medical condition, are prone to seasickness, or have specific dietary requirements, they need to have their medication or food with them.
  • Swimming with dolphins - We have a permit to swim with dolphins & carry wetsuits, masks, snorkels & fins on board.
  • If you do not see a dolphin or a whale you will be offered a 50% discount on another trip to be taken within six months. This is not a money back guarantee. This is a viewing safari therefore passengers should not expect to swim. On the majority of our trips conditions do not allow us to offer swimming with dolphins. Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.

Available Activities:
Auckland's Dolphin and Whale Safari
Our safari will take you beyond the islands of Rangitoto and Waiheke and into the open water of the Hauraki Gulf where dolphins & whales are found in this beautiful area all year round. They can travel substantial distances from day to day. Each one of our trips is a safari to find them.

Child Discount: Available for children aged 5 to 15 years. 4 years and under free of charge.

Departures: 12.00pm to 4.30pm (May-September).  1.30pm to 6.00pm (October to April).

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