Pygmy Blue Whale Facts – 8 of Your Questions, Answered
13 Aug 2018

Pygmy Blue Whale Facts – 8 of Your Questions, Answered

We have had lots of questions from our passengers about the pygmy blue whales that we have been seeing on our whale watching trips so, we thought we would share those questions and answers here too!   1) How many different types of blue whale are there? There are at least 3 different subspecies o…



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July 2018 Sightings Roundup - The Blue Whale Bonanza!
01 Aug 2018

July 2018 Sightings Roundup - The Blue Whale Bonanza!

What a month we have had on the water! If you had told us at the start of the month that we would have over 20 sightings of blue whales over the coming weeks, we wouldn’t have believed you. That in itself is the magic of not only the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park but whale watching and to a further exten…



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Meet the Crew - Skip
16 Jul 2018

Meet the Crew - Skip

Get to know our longest serving captain - Andy Light (better known as Skip)!   How long have you been working for Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari? I have been working on Dolphin Explorer for nearly 18 years now.   Did you start as a skipper? No. Although I had been a skipper on dolphi…



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