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Tikapa Moana - Whale & Dolphin Wildlife Cruise


Experience the incredible Hauraki Gulf and discover the abundant marine wildlife, iconic landscape and cultural footprint of Tāmaki Makaurau of this spectacular wildlife cruise!


  • Marine mammal viewing including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and birdlife.
  • Marine mammal viewing guarantee - voucher to come again for free if we don’t spot marine mammals during your cruise.
  • Hear fascinating stories on the history and origins of land, sea and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki - original inhabitants of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Discover the fantastic wildlife of the Hauraki Gulf, including whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and birdlife! Departing from central Auckland, travel on the comfortable cruise vessel and view the marine wildlife in their natural habitat.

This experience operates in partnership with Ngāi Tai Te Haerenga, hear the fascinating origins and histories of the land, sea and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki - original inhabitants of Tāmaki Makaurau as you make your way through this stunning landscape.

Enjoy a day out with friends and family, with light snacks and drinks are available from the fully licensed bar on board, including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, beer and wine.

Take in the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and its stunning marine wildlife!

Adult $150.00
Child $75.00 (5-15 years old)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)
Family $450.00 (2x Adults + 2x Children)

What's included

  • 4.5 hours cruising the Hauraki Gulf
  • Light snacks and drinks available to purchase on board from our fully licensed bar


  • Allow approx. 4.5 hours for this experience.


  • Explore Viaduct Kiosk: 220 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010


  • Please Note: Family Price is $450.00 if purchased separately - discounts shown from this rate.

    Mobility access to this vessel is limited, after booking please contact the operator for more details if you have limited mobility.

Available Bookings from 18 May to 24 May 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 18 May
Thu 19 May
Fri 20 May
Sat 21 May
Sun 22 May
Mon 23 May
Tue 24 May

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family$375.00

  • Adult$97.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$75.00
  • Infant Free
  • Family$450.00

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chantnz from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2022

Amazing trip

Some feedback on the Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari – WOW! We had a great experience and enjoyed the tour. The guides were awesome and their knowledge was amazing. The Hauraki gulf is so beautiful and the cruise alone was worth it. We managed to see a whale not long after take off. We saw heaps of dolphins, which was amazing

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maryamm1 from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2022

No whales

I was looking forward to seeing the whales and dolphins but we only saw a pod of dolphins. Overall good experience but I wish we saw at least one whale

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Theresa from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2022

Fantastic day out

We enjoyed our time and spotted some dolphins, which was great! The captain and the crew were fantastic. Can highly recommend this trip to anyone.

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C Pal from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2022

Great day out

Lovely trip

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jiajiax1 from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2022

excellent experience

It was nice to see so many dolphins.

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    Child 5-15 years old

      Infant 0-4 years old

        Family 2x Adults + 2x Children

          *This option must be made together with another price type.

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