Looking for a venue or group experience that's a little different for as little as $30 per person?

Whether it's wildlife or nightlife you're after our beautiful 65ft luxury vessel is now available for private charter direct from Auckland city.


Comfortably hosting up to 100x passengers with catering options and a fully licensed bar available, the Dolphin Explorer is perfect for larger groups, educational activities or those wanting a more bespoke experience. Whatever your needs there is an ocean of options available including bespoke wildlife tours, harbour cruises, conservation experiences, island transfers or private event hosting.  We can arrange everything from food, drink and music to themes, decorations and fun team building activities – just let us know what you need and we’ll take it from there!


  • 20 meter (65ft) catamaran with multiple seating areas
  • Viaduct Harbour (standard) or alternative pick-up/drop-off location (by arrangement)
  • Recommended group size:  1x – 80x passengers (capacity for 100x pax if fine weather)
  • Licensed bar with snacks and beer/wine
  • BYO or catered food options available
  • Equipped for presentations, meetings and events with AV facilities
  • Wait-staff and security officers available by request


Please Note:

  • Private charters are typically unavailable between 12:30 – 7.  This may be negotiable depending on timings and existing bookings.  A surcharge applies for any charters affecting our standard afternoon safari.
  • Though possible, our shorter (Inner Harbour) cruise options are not designed for the purpose of whale or dolphin watching.


For more information about our 4 Private Charter options, click the below or email charters@awads.co.nz


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