Discover the breath-taking Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – visited by a staggering one third of all marine-mammal species on earth and right next to Auckland City! Departing daily direct from the Viaduct Harbour in down-town Auckland, this 4.5hr eco-safari offers GUARANTEED whale, dolphin and seabird viewing while also contributing to research and conservation.
GUARANTEED Marine Mammal viewing – With whale or dolphins seen on an incredible 95% of trips, experience up-close and personal wildlife with marine mammal sightings GUARANTEED (or come back again for free!)
Incredibly Convenient – Make the most of your time in Auckland with this incredibly convenient trip - departing 12:30pm daily from the Viaduct Harbour in down-town Auckland.
Watch, learn (& help) – Encounter and understand all about what you are seeing with expert commentary provided and interaction with on-board Marine Research
Scientists. Just by coming on the Safari you are also directly contributing towards these important marine biology studies being conducted on board.
Highly Recommended - Rest assured you're in for a treat, with an extremely high TripAdvisor rating and 'Certificate of Excellence' 2013, 2014 & 2015.
Relaxed & Comfortable – Relax and enjoy the comfort of a 65ft luxury catamaran - big enough to hold up to 100x people and with a fully licensed cafe/bar.
Departs daily at 12:30pm (Weather permitting) from the New Zealand Maritime Museum.
What to bring:
Auckland is a micro-climate that is notoriously changeable. One moment it’s hot and the next minute it’s, well…not! So it’s best to be prepared and bring layers, like a light wind jacket or vest and a warm top. It’s also useful to have a sun hat (with chin strap – you don’t want it blowing away), sunscreen, sea sickness medication, sunglasses, camera and binoculars. Lastly, please bring flat soled shoes. Anyone wearing heels will be asked to remove them.
We won’t refund money, but if you do not see any marine mammals, you can come again for free until you do. This complimentary voucher is valid regardless of how long it is until you visit us again and is not transferable. We see dolphins on over 90% of trips and whales over 70% of trips, so your odds are really good!