New Zealand’s most unique whale and dolphin watching safari departs direct from downtown Auckland!
Enjoy a 4.5-hour cruise on board the luxurious ‘Dolphin Explorer’ as you explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of encounters with its amazing and diverse marine wildlife. The safari departs from the Viaduct. Jump on board the 65-foot (20-metre) catamaran and settle in as you head out to explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, one of the most abundant and diverse marine parks in the world. Enjoy views of famous Auckland landmarks like the Harbour Bridge, North Head and Devonport, and volcanic Rangitoto Island, as you watch out for orca and dolphins known to frequent the inner Waitematā Harbour. As the crew provides knowledgeable commentary, marine science experts conduct biological studies and invite you to join interactive research activities. Because you are venturing into a wild, natural environment, every trip is different and the marine wildlife you encounter varies from day to day.