Tikapa Moana Whale & Dolphin Wildlife Cruise

  • Duration
    5.5 hours
  • Category
  • Location
  • Operating Season
    Year round
  • Price

Explore Tikapa Moana - the Hauraki Gulf with us. Cruise onboard our premium purpose-built wildlife viewing vessel and spot the diverse local marine life. Hear the stories of the original inhabitants and Iwi of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, and find out more about the past and present of Auckland's big blue backyard...

Tikapa Moana Whale & Dolphin Wildlife Cruise
$155 Adult
Adult 16 years and over
$75 Child
Child 5-15 years | Under 5 years travel free

Spot diverse marine wildlife in their natural habitat - the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park from onboard our premium cruise fleet purpose built for wildlife viewing.

With large picture windows and expansive viewing decks including roof, front and rear decks there is space for everyone to get front row seats to the resident whales, dolphins, penguins and more.

Our vessels are fitted with amenities to make your cruise as comfortable as possible with fully licensed cafe onboard providing light refreshments, comfortable seating throughout the cabins, as well as onboard resources to increase your knowledge of the local wildlife.


  • Scenic cruising around the islands with informative commentary on our new purpose-built comfortable cruise vessel - includes passenger pickups at other locations
  • 2.5 hours dedicated marine mammal search
  • Opportunity to view a variety of marine animals including dolphins, whales, seals, birdlife and more
  • Marine mammal viewing guarantee - come again for free if we don’t spot any marine mammals during your cruise^
  • Learn about the history and conservation efforts on the volcanic peaks, many islands and extended coastline of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
  • Hear fascinating stories on the origins and histories of land, sea and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki – original inhabitants of Tāmaki Makaurau

Please note lunch is not included. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are available for purchase onboard.

^Complimentary vouchers issued under the Marine Mammal Viewing Guarantee are subject to availability and valid for 12 months from date of travel.

Operating in partnership with Ngāi Tai Te Haeranga