Just off the coast of Auckland are pods of whales and dolphins, and you'll be able to see them through an unforgettable cruise that allows you to explore Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Climb aboard and, with the company and commentary of an experienced crew, you'll head into open waters of the gulf, seeking out these brilliant mammals. On the way, you'll also sight some rare seabirds that can only be found in New Zealand, as they hunt over the surface. Among the most popular dolphins to spot out in the gulf are the common and bottlenose dolphins, but if you're truly lucky, you'll sight the magnificent Orca, or killer whale (which is actually a dolphin!). The pods of whales are humpbacks, long-finned pilot whales, minke whales, and southern right whales, but there's also the chance that you might see the biggest animal in the entire world: the blue whale. All these species depend upon the season, and your onboard guides will give you fascinating information about these sea mammals as you enjoy your cruise.
Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal while sailing along Auckland Harbour as the sun sets while discovering why Auckland is fondly called the 'City of Sails'. Take in fantastic views of the beautiful city skyline lit up by beautiful lights then indulge in the delicious selection of meals that make up your 3 course dinner. For your starter, try the delicious Truffle and Mushroom Arancini Balls, Citrus Cured Salmon Blini and Barbecue Pork Sliders. For the main course, pick from four delectable choices: the Chicken and Baby Spinach Salad, Baked Salmon, Lamb's Shepherd's Pie, or Mushroom Risotto. And finally, for dessert, indulge in a delicious Fruit Salad, Chocolate Brownie or Pavlova, while sipping on your complimentary tea and coffee. Special dietary requirements can be catered for and if you want more drinks, there is also a licensed bar on board carrying a selection of premium New Zealand beers, wines and other drinks. All the while, the on board crew will take care of the sailing so you can fully enjoy the experience. What better way to spend the night than by enjoying a sumptuous dinner while sailing in one of the world's most beautiful harbors.
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the Auckland urban sprawl? Venture into the beautiful island of Waiheke and go ziplining and walking in its beautiful native forest. Begin your tour by catching a ferry in Auckland City (9:00am or 1:00pm, depending on your preferred tour time slot), and then go on a short cruise where you can admire the seascape and breathe in the smell of sea salt. Once you arrive at the Matiatia Wharf of Waiheke Island, you’ll meet up with two fun-loving, English-speaking tour guides. They will take you on a 20-minute tour around Waiheke and regale you with their stories and commentary on the island’s highlights. After that, you’ll head into a centuries-old forest where you can go ziplining from one forest zone to another. If you have some companions, you can zipline in pairs; it’s more fun that way! After an adrenaline-pumping experience, the guides will take you on a relaxing woodland walk and talk to you about the history of the forest; you’ll feel one with nature all throughout the walk.
Get to experience the City of Sails from a different perspective - and from one of the best no less - by hopping aboard this luxurious yacht and sailing along Auckland Harbour. Learn about the history and culture of Auckland city with this cruise that takes you past and under some of Auckland's best landmarks - including the Harbour Bridge. You can even help the crew and learn how to sail the yacht, or just kick back and relax and enjoy the fantastic views aboard the boat. Add to your experience by choosing to have a delicious lunch on board - the perfect addition to this unique experience.
Ferry take one hour to reach Waiheke Island from Auckland, I take 9am ferry and arrived before 10am. Ferry ticket is not include in this package need to purchase through online at Fuller or purchase at Ferry Terminal Auckland. Klook package is always worth to purchase compared to local package. 3 zipline and excited and good to try, is safe and clear guidance from two of the instructor.
It’s a must do itinerary while at the city of sail. Our skipper of the day is Connor and assist by Lena, they have make sure we are very much take care of, and explain in details of the history of sailing and the landmarks nearby (Chelsea Sugar factory, Auckland Harbour bridge, and etc).
We chosen the noon sail with lunch. So the lunch is basically a full size sandwich, an apply and a piece of very sweet chocolate cake. We choose not to have it at the boat and concentrate to enjoy the scenery and experience sailing. Our kiddo got the chance to take on the wheels too, with the help of Connor.
Overall is a great experience, highly recommended!
one of the best cruise ever!!.. the captain & his 2 helpers were very friendly and the tour/explanation given was very good.. we were given complementary drinks onboard and later had our dinner which was very delicious.. the weather was so good and on the way back some of us had the chance to steer the boat.. had a great time..
Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to change my booking last minute, and both Klook and Ecozip were very accommodating with the request. Rearrangements were made within 15 minutes. On the day at pickup, Ecozip staff didn’t bat an eyelid and reassured me it was no problem when I apologised about it. They even provided a mini bus tour around the island to show us some of the best spots to visit as we couldn’t explore by foot due to drizzle/rain later in the day.
The activity was a great experience with lovely and fun instructors and guides. Went in the off-season so our small group of 3 could ask as many and varied questions as we liked. The staff were very knowledgeable and open.
The 3 zip lines were exhilarating and offered great views of the island, while the trek through the forest was a calming and informative contrast. It was great to learn more about and see the native flora and fauna, and the fact that proceeds from the activity are put back into maintaining and sustaining the environment and its inhabitants is a great thing.
I’d highly recommend this experience to everyone!
Really amazing tour. The island is fantastic, the guide was entertaining and the Zipline people were friendly. The whole experience was unbelievable. We could finish the walk, ziplining and there was enough time left over to go wine tasting and swimming on the beaches. Our guide, Davide gave the best options to spend time on the beach and we had a fantastic time. Will surely do this again.
Our first sailing experience was a fun and memorable one. Booking was super easy and convenient. Explorer, the sailing cruise company is professional and staff are friendly. Our 1.5hr sail time was a breeze and we would recommend this activity and Klook with no hesitation. Thank you once again Klook.