Back in the Hauraki Gulf After Lockdown

After what seemed like an age, it’s been an absolute pleasure to start operating again on weekends, sharing the beautiful Hauraki Gulf with locals and domestic visitors.

Reopening just in time for the school holidays, we’re currently offering a special deal to encourage Kiwis to explore their own backyards. Right now adults can join our whale and dolphin watching safaris for just $99, children are $69 and a family pass just $255. These prices are valid until 20 September so there’s never been a better time to come whale and dolphin watching with us!

Speaking of which… on one of our first trips back out, we were treated to a fantastic encounter with a pygmy blue whale! Winter is a great time for whale watching in the Hauraki Gulf, with not only our resident Bryde’s whales but also migrating species like the pygmy blues seen frequently over the past few years. We’re looking forward to more encounters over the coming months.

Today is World Shark Awareness Day, and our beloved Skip has contributed a guest blog over on the Department of Conservation website all about these much-maligned creatures. Have a read of it – it might change your perception of these ‘terrors of the deep’!

Things you can do

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  • Use the hashtag or #aucklandwhaleanddolphinsafari to share your safari photos and videos with us

– Published 30 August 2020