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Auckland Seaplanes Ltd

Auckland Central, New Zealand
About Auckland Seaplanes Ltd
AUCKLAND SEAPLANES operates from the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome from where the first pioneering flying boats flew 80 years ago. Fast forward to today; Auckland Seaplane's 8-seater De Havilland Beaver Floatplane can be seen taking off from the heart of the City of Sails and flying to stunning island destinations in the Hauraki Gulf and beyond. Auckland Tourism comments that the Seaplane is an exciting and welcome addition to the Auckland tourism palette, bringing an air of swashbuckling adventure, history and romance to the Wynyard Quarter. A region as vast and majestic as the Auckland region can only be truly appreciated form the air. Our aerodrome is the most convenient departure point for passengers given its walking distance from many hotels, the main shopping district and its good connection to the public transport/ferry network. The Hauraki Gulf's pristine beaches and bays serve as destinations for the seaplane. Passengers can enjoy scenic flights, wine-tastings, dining, overnight stays, transfers, adventure tours, fishing trips in breath-taking locations. The possibilities are endless! Our team is composed of qualified pilots and professionals, eager to provide a unique, first-class experience to locals and tourists alike. We have nationalities covering all corners of the globe, all passionate about showcasing the beauty, culture and possibility of the Auckland Region.
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Waiheke Wings opened its doors in Spring 2018 as the only commercial flight operator based on Waiheke Island.
Waiheke Wings works in co-operation with Auckland Seaplanes. As an organisation, we have successfully been operating for 6 years, receiving high praise within the New Zealand tourism industry, and various awards for the outstanding customer service that we are known to deliver.
Waiheke Wings has one Cessna 172 aircraft, the most popular aircraft ever built. With seating for up to 3 passengers and the pilot, or a loading capacity of up to 340 Kg (excluding the pilot on shorter flights), it truly is a versatile aircraft.
Our flights offer a variety of experiences that can be personalised to meet your requirements, or, choose from one of our excellent package deals that prioritise highlights of the beautiful Waiheke Island and upper North Island.
We operate 7 days a week, during daylight hours only.
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johnmichaelo954 wrote a review May 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand5 contributions
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!
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Date of experience: May 2021
NikiandEd wrote a review Apr 2021
Waiheke Island, New Zealand19 contributions
Great experience - loved every minute of it, so good not to have the hassle of ferrying into Auckland, taxiing to the airport and then flying to Great Barrier. Staff were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable - couldn't speak highly enough of them. Views were amazing, making it a great way to see both Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands from the air, really enhanced our stay on GBI and always amazing to see Waiheke (where we live) from the air, such a different perspective. Will definitely be using Waiheke Wings again!
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Date of experience: April 2021
Lucy B wrote a review Mar 2021
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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!
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Date of experience: March 2021
lizhorne wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions7 helpful votes
We experienced the Waiheke Wings scenic flight over the islands and even got to spot the America's Cup boats out training. Purchased for our dad's 75th birthday. The team were so friendly and welcoming and our pilot was fantastic, top commentary and so amazing to fly over iconic Auckland spots. He was extremely understanding and empathetic when the bumps (normal from air pockets/wind) got a bit too much for my sister and I in the back, immediately taking us out to a smoother area and putting us at ease. We thouroughly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2021
genevievekNZL wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions6 helpful votes
Auckland Seaplanes provides one of the best experiences Auckland has to offer. Was an absolutely stunning way to see the City, and to celebrate my birthday. Takeoff and landing was very smooth and couldn’t have asked for a better crew, all very helpful and knowledgeable. Our pilot was chatty and had great commentary on the City and surroundings. We indulged in some great wine and nibbles at Man O’War vineyard while still having time to soak up the scenery and wonder down the beach. I would highly recommend Auckland Seaplanes to tourists and locals who want to to see the City from a Birdseye view.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Response from AucklandSeaplanes, Front Office Manager at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd
Responded 10 Aug 2020
We appreciate your kind words! We are glad that we could add value to your special day! We look forward to hosting you on some other occasions in the future! Thanks again.
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