Go dolphin and whale watching, direct from downtown Auckland
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari offers incredible, interactive encounters with the diverse marine wildlife of the Hauraki Gulf. Board your whale and dolphin watching cruise from the Viaduct Harbour and set off for a 4.5-hour eco safari.
Cruise along the beautiful Waitemata Harbour, enjoying views of the city and its surrounds, and out into the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, an area of abundant marine life. During your cruise you might encounter common dolphins, Bryde’s whales, New Zealand fur seals, sharks, manta rays, pygmy blue whales, turtles and a wide range of seabirds, including the charming little blue penguin.
The skipper, crew and onboard marine research experts will share their knowledge with you and inspire you to become a protector of our oceans. You'll be able to get up close to the action with large viewing decks, and cruise in comfort with indoor seating and a licensed cafe and bar.
This is the only daily whale and dolphin watching cruise in New Zealand that you can join directly from a city centre - book today and experience nature at its finest!