Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Explore Auckland’s Harbour as we go looking for whales and dolphins. Home to a third of the world’s marine mammals it is our job to find them. Spot dolphins and whales up close on this unique marine wildlife adventure…

  • High viewing success rate, we view dolphins on over 90% of our trips and whales on over 75%

  • Comfortable and stable vessel, purpose built to suit local sea conditions

  • Listen to extensive commentary, including the culture and history of Auckland's Habour and its wildlife

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and travel aboard Dolphin Explorer into the expansive Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Discover wildlife in its natural habitat right on Auckland City's doorstep. Birds dive into the sea, dolphins dance in the wake of the boat and whales surface and disappear again in a puff of mist.

Feel the fresh air and splash of the sea as you get an up close encounter with these amazing mammals and learn how they live, work and play together.


Need to know:

  • Wear a light jacket and flat soled shoes
  • Bring your camera
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and sunhat a must in summer months
  • Check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Fully licensed bar onboard for drinks and light snacks
  • This trip is suitable for children
  • Lifejackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency

We operate a wide range of vessels in our fleet across New Zealand...

Where to find us

Booking Kiosk
(Opposite Snapdragon Restaurant)
Viaduct Harbour

0800 397 567
(NZ calls only)