Auckland: Rangitoto Island Roundtrip Ferry Pass
- Small group
- Duration: 25 minutes
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We booked the afternoon tour for the 27th Feb and turned out to be very lucky as we quickly saw lots of common dolphins. The crew were all excellent at sharing valuable and interesting information. All of which was presented in a good humorous style. They encouraged questions about their research and ocean and mammals. We then were incredibly lucky to see a Brydes whale for a good period of time. Highly recommend this tour, the time passed very quickly and we were very well looked after
I had an amazing time. I would say 5/5 would love to be back. My only annoyance(slight) was the fact that we were asked to gather up right after getting off the boat for at least 15mins just to get a briefing for the island. I believe a pre-recorded version of this could've been played back on the boat ride itself with any new updates being fed to the crew and them briefing us on our way there.
Worried that there would be too many people walking in the same place as us and the birds would not be comfortable to hang about. Once we were on our walk we barely saw anyone else, and we saw lots of birds, and hopefully we have some great photos. Even saw a Takahe ahead on the track, although it disappeared down a bank before we came adjacent to it.
Loved my day out but was surprised that in the era of coronavirus Fullers had a full capacity of passengers. One of the crew was amused & commented on my ‘gloves’. On our return to the boat that crew member had hand sanitizer offered as we embarked. Yet none was offered as we came on at Auckland.
Great evening out on the water (but do dress warm as it gets chilly). It was really nice just being able to moving about the boat and enjoy the scenery. Crew were accomodating and food was delicious - we had the chicken and steak, definitely recommend as it was well worth the money.