Whale & Dolphin Watching Conservation Experience - Private Charter

Whale & Dolphin Watching Conservation Experience - Private Charter
NZD $6,000.00
  • Duration: 270 Minutes
  • Location: Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Discover the diverse marine wildlife and stunning scenery of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Adventure into the outer gulf and see rare whales, dolphins and seabirds living in their natural habitat.  You’ll also take part in interactive conservation research on board and enjoy an expert education from the crew.  

Suitable for up to 100x passengers (conditions apply) with catering options and licensed bar available, a private charter on the Dolphin Explorer is perfect for larger groups or those wanting a more bespoke experience.

Trip time:   8am – 12:30pm

Duration:     3 – 4.5hrs

Recommended Group Size:  1-80x passengers (capacity for 100x pax if fine weather)

Ideal for:

  • Corporate groups wanting something special to reward their team
  • Larger travel/education groups
  • Conference groups combining business with pleasure
  • Fundraising initiative for schools, charities or community groups (conditions apply)


  • 20 meter (65ft) catamaran with multiple seating areas
  • Viaduct Harbour (standard) or alternative pick-up/drop-off location (by arrangement)
  • Licensed bar with snacks and beer/wine
  • BYO or catered food options available
  • Equipped for presentations, meetings and events with AV facilities
  • Wait-staff and security officers available by request

Please note:   Private charters are typically unavailable between 12:30 – 7.  This may be negotiable depending on timings and existing bookings.  A surcharge applies for any charters affecting our standard safari.  

Black-out dates: Saturday 21st December 2019 - Sunday 2nd February 2020 inclusive. Weekends and public holidays through February