Auckland's Whale and Dolphin Safari...


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Christian Reimund


Ranking: 8/10

The dolphins were so close to the boat. Amazing.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

I really enjoyed this fantastic trip, where we were lucky enough to be a very small group and to see lots of dolphins and even one whale + calf despite difficult weather conditions.
The boat is great for whale watching, as it's a catamaran and you can stand right at the tip of the boat (if you're not afraid of getting wet) and have the dolphins swimming literally all around you.
I'm also a bird enthiusiast and the birding was great - lots of sea birds and a very knowledgeable captain.
Only reason for not getting a 10/10 from me : the price is rather expensive.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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mr Schumader


Ranking: 8/10

Good organisation. Nice guides. Many information about dolphins. But we only saw one baby dolphin and it was not allowed to swim with them..

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Shirley C

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Unable to book swim due to ocean conditions. So wet as a sightseer only. Heavy seas so nobody able to swim as cold not fun/dophins - full money paid back.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Charlotte Therland


Ranking: 10/10

Got the kids up front to see all the dolphins.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Nice afternoon out on the sea with heaps of dolphins, but no whales! No guarantee for whales apparently, but still very informative and relaxed.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Good staff, funny captain. He even let me steer the boat :)

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

We saw many dolphins, unfortunately no whales.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

The guides were great! Very informative. The ship was very clean inside and very comfortable to ride on. It got windy, but the ride was smooth. They located 2 different types of dolphins for us to see.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Myrtille de Vries


Ranking: 9/10

At first a Whale & Dolphin in Auckland but no whales or dolphins. So we got a voucher which we could use in the Bay of Islands! Another beautiful experience!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Steve Peake

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

It was a good experience, once on the boat. They had an entertaining skipper and the dolphins were a given.

Only reason for not getting a top score was a slightly chaotic payment system prior to boarding and a no show from the whales.

Good attraction! Skip Pahia!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago