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Scenic Flight over Hauraki Gulf and Islands provided by Auckland Seaplanes Ltd

Scenic Flight over Hauraki Gulf and Islands

Scenic Flight over Hauraki Gulf and Islands
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Last updated: 26 Jul 2020
A note from Scenic Flight over Hauraki Gulf and Islands
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6852P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Headsets to hear the guide clearly • Live commentary on board • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Seaplane experience
Exclusions
Go Pro video (available for purchase) • Hotel drop-off • Food and drinks
Duration
1h
Departure details
Wynyard Crossing Bridge, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Inclusions
Headsets to hear the guide clearly • Live commentary on board • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Seaplane experience
Exclusions
Go Pro video (available for purchase) • Hotel drop-off • Food and drinks
Departure details
Wynyard Crossing Bridge, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wynyard Crossing
    Wynyard Crossing Bridge, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • 1
    Auckland Seaplanes Ltd
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Passengers are expected to check-in at Auckland Seaplane’s base 15 minutes prior to departure time where their weight details will be taken.
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    Pass by
    Auckland Harbour Bridge
    Rangitoto Island
    Motutapu Island
    Waiheke Island
    Rotoroa Island
    Maraetai
  • You'll end at
    Wynyard Crossing
    Wynyard Crossing Bridge, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    See address & details
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johnmichaelo954
Whangarei, New Zealand5 contributions
Truly Great Experience
May 2021
The was truly a great experience and an awsome way to see the city and surrounding areas. The team looked after us and made us feel very welcome. Thouroughly recommended!
Written 3 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucy B
1 contribution
Fantastic experience
Mar 2021
I went on this scenic flight with my almost 4 year old son while my wife and 2 year old daughter watched the take off and landing. The operators were great with the kids and made us feel very comfortable. The views from the air were simply amazing and gave us a new appreciation for the beautiful island on which we live. A must do on the island, even for locals!
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

blondedarls63
Mandurah, Australia31 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2019 • Friends
Mum and I took this flight on our day in port off the Majestic Princess ship and would highly recommend. The take off and landing on water was amazing and our pilot was so knowledgeable and helpful with my elderly mum getting on and off quite a difficult pontoon . Great value for money and scenery to die for . Very professional and friendly and efficient. Great day to be had .
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

waihekebrooke
Waiheke Island, New Zealand20 contributions
Fantastic way to see Waiheke, even for a local!
Mar 2019 • Couples
We treated ourselves to a Sunday afternoon double date. Pick up from Man o war Vineyard after a casual platter and glass of wine in the sun. Our pilot Paul met us on the beach and took us for an amazing scenic flight over Waiheke. I've lived on the Island my whole life and even I was blown away by how beautiful Waiheke looked. The Seaplane is a great way to see it because you are lower than a helicoper and going slower so you have time time to really take it in. We then stopped off on on of the Islands for some bubbles before returning back to Man o War. We all commentated on how smooth take off and landing was and it felt very safe. Paul gave us a commentary along the way and helped us easily get on and off the seaplane. All in all an amazing and unique experience !
Written 4 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

W3sty3
Te Atatu, New Zealand43 contributions
Anniversary to remember
Dec 2018 • Couples
I booked the tour to surprise my husband for our anniversary. We were not disappointed! When the owner (Chris?) heard it was our anniversary, he came back with a bottle of pink bubbles and we drank that while waiting for the plane to be prepared. We flew over Devenport, Rangitoto and around the gulf before doing a fly by passed the Sky Tower, complete with an informative commentary. A delightful experience, not to be missed!
Written 2 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. Congratulations on your anniversary I hope it was a special and memorable experience for the two of you. Best Wishes, Sarah
Written 14 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ThomasNY
New York City, NY61 contributions
What a great experience!
Oct 2018 • Family
My dad and I had the best time! After a brief safety video, we boarded the awesome de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Seaplane! What an amazing plane! The pilot was very professional and making sure this is a safe and enjoyable ride. Great views throughout the flight! Very smooth takeoff and landing. There's simply no other way to see Auckland and the islands nearby from within downtown Auckland and in such a short time. The Seaplane base is just a short walking distance from downtown. Highly recommend!
Written 30 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your great feedback. I totally agree, there is no better way to see the city than from the seaplane. our crew are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight. Best wishes, Sarah
Written 6 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mike M
Northcote, New Zealand13 contributions
Birthday Present from Jude, my wife
I have always wanted to take a seaplane flight right back from the days when SeaBee Air flew to the Gulf Islands with the Grummen Widgeons and Geese when I was a boy.
I missed a later oportunity when there was one working out of Pahia in the 1990's.
When I mentioned my long term desire Jude made a mental note and "hey presto" yesterday we were up, up and away!
Great value, very professional and an absolute delight.
Smooth take off and landings up the harbor towards the Auckland Harbor bridge.
The Dehaviland Beaver is a tad noisy but the earmuffs serve their purpose and with the panoramic views out of the large windows the flight in the classic seaplanes is a must for all ages.
After flying over Devonport, Rangitoto Motutapu Motutapu Browns Islands we had the birds eye view of Auckland City at Sky Tower height before coming around to land? (Sea?) anyhow smoothly settle back onto the golden sparkling waters of the Waitemata and a sea taxi into the central city Wynard Quarter wharf base.
Thanks a million team!
Written 9 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Liz H
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75th birthday gift
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genevievekNZL
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Amazing Experience, a must do for anyone in Auckland!
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paulvod
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Wonderful scenic flight over Rangitoto, Waiheke & Auckland city.
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Gilliand267
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Exceptional Flight
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Mini_Mo_111
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Jocelyn B
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Great customer service
I had great customer service from Auckland Seaplanes organising a last-minute anniversary trip to Waiheke the next
Awsomeal
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Buck List Big Tick ✔️
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blondedarls63
blondedarls63
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Amazing experience
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TimAZ2013
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Enjoyable Flight...Great Beach water Landing!
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TrevenMike
TrevenMike
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What a day
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