Whale and Dolphin Watching Half-Day Eco Cruise
- Duration: 4.5 hours
Climb aboard a 65-foot luxury catamaran, conveniently docked in the heart of Auckland, and set sail on the "Dolphin Explorer" to take in the sights and sounds of the city from the water. Depart via Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, and bask in the sun on the large open deck. Enjoy a quick tour past impressive landmarks, such as the Auckland Harbour Bridge, North Head/Devonport and Rangitoto Island. Keep a close look out for Orca and Bottlenose Dolphins, known to regularly visit the waters close to the city. Then it's out into the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park itself, where resident populations of Bryde's Whales, Common Dolphins and numerous colorful seabirds await. Get up-close viewings of whales, dolphins and sea birds while important marine biology research is conducted on board. Help protect this incredible resource of marine life on a more personal and intimate experience. As a registered r...
we didn't see any whales but we did see dolphins. all the staff were nice and we learned a lot about there conservation
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We booked the afternoon tour for the 27th Feb and turned out to be very lucky as we quickly saw lots of common dolphins. The crew were all excellent at sharing valuable and interesting information. All of which was presented in a good humorous style. They encouraged questions about their research and ocean and mammals. We then were incredibly lucky to see a Brydes whale for a good period of time. Highly recommend this tour, the time passed very quickly and we were very well looked after
We got a great day and good luck !!! I started the tour in the morning and had great weather. We were very lucky and saw several dolphins, penguins and even a whale! The crew itself was amazed and said that it would rarely be that you find this variety! Overall, it was a wonderful experience for us which we can only recommend.
Amazing I love seeing all the wonderful dolphins and also learning from the marine biologist so many things on how they’re trying to help the sea life
This tour was a highlight at the end of our NZ experience.
Great experience! Helpful and knowledgeable staff!