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Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari

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“hauraki gulf”(24 reviews)
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Experience the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. See wild marine mammals and seabirds living in their natural habitat. Explore amongst volcanic islands with beautiful views of sandy beaches and hidden...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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175 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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+64 508 365 744
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great...we were able to watch lots of Dolphins, Sharks and a quick glance of Whale... amazing... beyond expectations...

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AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your five star review, we are glad it was beyond your expectations and do hope that you will come aboard again for another thrilling experience.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been an Aucklanders for many years and first time seeing a glimpse of whale (apparently a rare one too) and lots of dolphins and their babies at the Hauarki Gulf Marine Park. What an awesome adventure and we did a bit wet at the end...More

Thank buzzyss
AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your five star review, we are pleased you had such a fun afternoon and the weather held out so you could enjoy what the Hauraki Gulf has to offer. We are always glad to hear that the team was friendly and professional...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

What can I say, this was one of the best experiences of our life!! The crew were so attentive and knowledgeable, full of fun and interesting facts and the captain was charismatic. The wildlife also put on their show too... Birds aplenty and the superpod...More

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AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your 5 star review, we are glad you and your daughter loved it. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day out in the Hauraki Gulf, so much wildlife seen, crew are fantastic and so informative. Definitely recommend for any trip to Auckland!

Thank Footprints823368
AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Callum

Reviewed 1 week ago

The team were so wonderful. We saw dolphins and a whale but they have such a high standard they invited everyone on the boat back for free so we could see more. A great example of exceptional customer service. It's a wonderful day out, you...More

Thank TJL45
AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your five star review, we are glad you had a wonderful day out. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Whales, dolphins, jellyfish, storm petrels, gannets and terns...perfect. would do this every day if i could x

Thank Angie_WS
AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your five star review, we are glad it was such a highlight of your stay in NZ.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such an amazing day, saw so many dolphins and 2 types of whales. The crew were great and the weather was perfect. Couldn’t ask for a better family day out!

Thank Danielle L
AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your five star review, we are glad you had an amazing day!.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my son and I's third time out on the safari as we have had complimentary slips.The trip is very well organised and informative although as locals we just enjoy being out on the water.We saw our first whale in three trips- a solitary...More

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AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your five star review, we are pleased you did get to see some wildlife in end, and hope on your next trip they come out to play!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Crews are friendly and helpful. We really appreciate that! I recommend this activity especially during summer.

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AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review, and that our crew were friendly and helpful, I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great educational, enjoyable afternoon, filled with plenty of variety. Saw lots of dolphins, some orca came right up to the boat, was amazing. Also saw a Brydens? whale too.

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AKLWhale, General Manager at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Mike for your five star review, we are pleased that you had an enjoyable afternoon, and that you got to see what amazing marine life we have in our harbours.

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Viki L
4 July 2018|
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Response from AKLWhale | Property representative |
Hi Viki. We are very lucky to have the Bryde's whales living in the Hauraki Gulf year-round. The cooler months are the absolute best time of year to see them, as they tend to come in closer and be far more active. The past... More
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Abhay B
30 March 2018|
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Response from AKLWhale | Property representative |
Hi Abhay, Yes we allow children of all ages aboard. We do ask that all children are closely supervised at all times. Look forward to seeing you on safari.
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