Dolphin Safari

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

Price: $105  NZD and up

Duration: 4.5 hours

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

About Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari:

Experience the incredible marine-life of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park with New Zealand’s only research-based marine mammal experience. Whales, Dolphins and Sea-birds viewed year-round with important Marine Biology research also conducted on-board.  Departs 12:30 pm daily from Auckland Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour.

4.5 hour Marine Eco-Safari Tour

Experience the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park during a 4.5 hour marine eco-safari on our purpose-built vessel the ‘Dolphin Explorer’.

Things to bring:

Warm clothes, shower-proof jacket, sun hat & sunscreen, camera, binoculars, personal medication (if required), sea-sickness medication (should be taken prior to trip).

Available on board: 

A small range of snacks and food including water, juice, soft-drinks and beer & wine are available on board for purchase. Please do not bring your own alcohol on board.


Not suitable for heavily pregnant women. No wheelchair access is available on the boat. Anyone with physical disabilities that require human intervention must be accompanied by their caregivers/support people. Children under 5yrs are suitable for the trip only if CLOSELY supervised by a parent or caregiver.

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari:

Voyager Maritime Museum, Quay Street, Viaduct Harbour

Tours depart daily at 12:30pm from the Viaduct Harbour in down-town Auckland city. All passengers are please asked to check in at Voyager Maritime Museum no later than 12:15pm prior to the tour departing. One of our friendly guides will then lead you on the short walk to board.


Viaduct Harbour is located at the western end (left as you are looking at the water) of Quay Street in down-town Auckland. Upon arrival by foot you will need to look for the Voyager Maritime Museum entrance on your right immediately after the large ‘KZ1’ yacht.


Adults: $160 NZD

Children Under 16 y.o.: $105 NZD

Family Pass – 2x Adults + 2x Children: $399 NZD


4.5 hours (12:30 pm – 5:00 pm daily)


  • 5 hour eco-cruise on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
  • GUARANTEED Marine Mammal viewing – or you get a free trip on us!
  • Interaction with our on-board Marine Research Scientists
  • Friendly, knowledgeable guides.
  • Expert commentary on the Hauraki Gulf and its surrounding islands.
  • Fully licensed bar with snacks available for purchase.

Not Included:

  • Pick-up/Return
  • Food additional

 Contact Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari:

  • Address: Auckland Maritime Museum, Viaduct Harbour, 220 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1010
  • Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone number:  +64 9 357 6032
  • Tripadvisor page: HERE
  • Facebook page:  HERE

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