Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Whale Watching and Dolphin Spotting Cruise from the North Island. 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.
Well being prone to motion sickness I unfortunately was... BUT... It was worth it! We saw hundreds of dolphins up close and personal, 3 sperm whales, a swordfish and many flying fish. What a fantastic day that my niece is still excited from!
They said when we left the dock we have a 70% chance of seeing whales and dolphins.
What we seen were three different pods of dolphins each a different speices.All came up beside ,ahead, and behind the boat.Some flying fish went by because this was what they were feeding on.Also a pod of Pilot Whales.All this in three hours.A must for all to see.
Great day. Saw loads of dolphins and a couple of whales.
All of a sudden, saw lots and lots of dolphins, it was brilliant!!
Trip was well organised and pick up at hotel was on time. Skipper on the boat and his crew were more than friendly and kept everyone informed as we went out into the ocean looking for whales and dolphins. Unfortunately we did not see any whales but the crew spotted some dolphins on our way back and turned the boat around. We did see quite a lot of dolphins which made the trip a rounded off the day. There was all you wanted to drink on board as well a a local rum punch which was very nice. All in all a good day out worth doing again.
Could only see whales about 70% of the time on this tour.We were the ones that didnt get to see the whales.We did get to see a school of dolphins toward the end.A few dolphins jumped up out of the water.
The staff were friendly and willing to answer any questions about the Island. However we did not see a single Dolphin or Whale on the 3hour boat ride. So it did become a bit of a mundane experience, which can be combatted with the complimentary rum punch!!!
The staff and crew were helpful and made sure we were okay by offering us drinks every now and then. the tour was ok, saw some dolphins but no whales. We were cruising for more than two hours and no one told us what was going on until someone from the deck told us to come out to see the dolphins. It could have been better if there was some entertainment or some music at least, and the staff let us know what was going on since we were cruising for so long. Providing some snacks could've been great too since we were out there for more than 4 hours.