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?
- This is the only daily whale and dolphin watching safari operating directly from a New Zealand city.
- Your ticket purchase directly contributes to the global push to protect our planet’s marine environment.
- 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 was awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which ranks it a highly commended experience. It also holds the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame award, given to experiences awarded five or more consecutive certificates of excellence. As well as being a top Auckland attraction, it’s a truly unique New Zealand conservation experience.