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4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Auckland's Whale and Dolphin Safari Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

It's a long afternoon but well worth it. Guides are informative and go the extra mile to find the animals and educate you you about the them and were even prepared to stay out longer for us. Boat is well kept and comfy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great experience! The staff is very nice and very helpfull. During the trip you get lots of information, about the animals and the environment. The shape of the boat makes it possible to see the dolphins very good and close. If you're in Auckland, dont miss this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent day out, saw hundreds of dolphins, numerous whales, and various penguins and birds! I was concerned when I booked as I had read reviews which said the trip hadn't seen any animals, but this was not the case on this occasion. Dolphins were surrounding the boat and swimming along side us for a long while, and the whales came within 10 metres of the boat (some a lot further away, they are fairly unpredictable)! Great tour, worth every penny. Excellent crew and very informative commentary, provided info about the area and lots of facts when there were no animals around to look at. Food and drink available to buy on board was an excellent addition!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The cruise was good, the staff were excellent, and we did see dolphins and a whale. Unfortunately that particular day there was rough seas, so a number of people were sea-sick, but the crew did their best to minimise the motion, and assist those feeling unwell. Even with the rough ride, it was well worth the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Very knowledgeable crew, excellent trip. Seasickness was an issue for some passengers, so check the weather if you're susceptible. Hauraki Gulf is a treasure, Kiwis might want to discuss Auckland port expansion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Excellent trip! The captain made sure to find us some whales even though it extended the tour for them by about half an hour. We really appreciated it! Excellent value for money and a must do while in Auckland!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

great crew, taught everyone how to find the whales and dolphins, what to look for. Didn't take long to find plenty of dolphins and 2 whales. Great day well worth the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

great crew, great sights, stunning wildlife - it really was an awesome trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Excellent tour. Saw lots of dolphins but no whales

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Our trip to auckland was brilliant. The whale and dolphin tour was everything they promised. We were lucky enough to see 2 whales and hundreds of dolphins ... The crew were very informative the whole trip. While in auckland we went to the zoo which was a great day and also went on the jet boat. Great experience also.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

wonderful afternoon only marred by the wildlife not wanting to be seen....but, hey, I've a voucher to have another try so that means I'll have to return to Auckland at some time in the future!

Denis H
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

Inormative, educative, enjoyable. The crew were excellent. HIghly reccommended.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

Excellent!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2009

Seeing dolphins in the wild interacting with the boat was breathtaking.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

Tour lived up to its promise. Although it was not whale seson, there captain found two different pods of dolphins, and spent more than sufficient time getting up close and personal with them

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