Cruises operating twice a day every Saturday & Sunday!
Join us for the special price of $99 per adult, $69 per child for a limited time.
Unforgettable memories and amazing photo opportunities
If you’ve always wanted to go whale watching, our 4.5-hour safari features breathtaking encounters with New Zealand marine wildlife, including whales, dolphins, seals, rare seabirds and more!
Start your tour from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown central Auckland and explore the natural beauty of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on our purpose-built, 65-foot (20-metre) marine research vessel.
Why is our whale and dolphin watching safari unique?
- We're the only whale and dolphin watching safari operating directly from a New Zealand city
- Your ticket purchase directly contributes to marine conservation initiatives
- You’re hosted by expert marine researchers who conduct biological studies during your tour and will share their knowledge with you
- We privately fund and support marine wildlife studies through universities, trusts and government departments
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.
One of the best things to do in Auckland
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari holds a 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, showing how highly our passengers rate their experience on board. We also hold the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame award for experiences awarded five or more certificates of excellence in a row. As well as being a top Auckland attraction, our safari is a truly unique New Zealand conservation experience.