Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari make it easy to experience the astonishingly abundant wildlife of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Our 4.5 hour marine eco-safari offers guaranteed Whale and Dolphin viewing year-round, departing direct from the Viaduct Harbour in down-town Auckland. But we offer so much more than just Whale and Dolphin watching. The privilege of being the only experience of our kind permitted to operate daily within this world-class conservation area has led Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari to establish ourselves as New Zealand's only research-based marine mammal experience. Working closely with the Department of Conservation and several Universities we successfully combine up-close and personal viewing of Whales, Dolphins and sea-birds with important Marine Biology research conducted on-board. Allowing our passengers the chance to encounter, understand and above-all help protect this incredible resource of marine life. There's no need to travel far to have a world class wild-life adventure – the incredible resource of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is right on Auckland's door-step and waiting for you to explore it! 4.5 hour Eco-cruise on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park GUARANTEED Marine Mammal viewing – or you get a free trip on us! Interaction with our on-board Marine Research Scientists TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' 2013 & 2014 Friendly, knowledgeable guides. Commentary on the culture and history of the Hauraki Gulf. Fully licensed bar with snacks available for purchase.