Unforgettable memories and amazing photo opportunities
If you’ve always wanted to go whale watching, our 4.5-hour safari features breath-taking encounters with New Zealand marine wildlife, including Bryde’s whales, dolphins, orcas, seals and rare seabirds.
Start your adventure from the vibrant Viaduct Harbour in downtown Central Auckland and explore the natural beauty of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on our purpose-built, luxury, 65-foot (20-metre) marine research vessel.
Why is our whale and dolphin safari unique?
As well as being the only daily whale and dolphin watch safari operating directly from a New Zealand city, we also privately fund and support Marine Wildlife studies through universities, trusts and government departments.
That means you sail with qualified marine researchers who conduct biological studies during your tour - and will share their knowledge with you. Your ticket purchase directly contributes to the global push to protect our planet’s marine environment.
What if I don’t see whales and dolphins?
We back this unique and interactive encounter experience with our industry-leading Sighting Guarantee – if you don’t see marine mammals you come back again for FREE. It’s as simple as that.
Make the most of your time in Auckland
It’s on your doorstep. Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari is a TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' 2018 highly commended experience. As well as being a very special Auckland tourist attraction, it’s a truly unique New Zealand conservation experience.