Travel aboard Dolphin Explorer into the expansive Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on Auckland’s Whale and Dolphin Safari from Viaduct Harbour. New Zealand Whale Watching encounters 75% on our trips. See dolphins on 90% of our trips. We offer a viewing guarantee (conditions apply).
The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is a biologically and geographically diverse maritime national park. Over 25 of the 37 southern hemisphere marine mammals have been identified in this marine park, making up almost a third of the world’s population of species.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and travel aboard Dolphin Explorer into the expansive Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Experience the Gulf from the most comfortable and stable whale watching vessel in New Zealand
Specifically designed for the sea conditions in this area
Fully licensed bar and light snacks available for purchase
Each trip is different, however all safaris offer:
Dolphins viewed on over 90% of our trips, whales viewed on 75%
Cruise and commentary, culture and history of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
Approx. 4.5 hours
Departs from Viaduct Harbour October – March 1.30pm
April – September 12.00pm