Things to see + do

cruises / charter boats

360 Discovery

360 Discovery offers a range of cruises to some of the Hauraki Gulf's most beautiful islands for both tourists and locals alike keen to get out and about and experience what the City of Sails and the Hauraki Gulf have to offer.

360 Discovery - Rotoroa Island

Cruise with 360 Discovery to paradise and back. Soak in the heritage and culture of Coromandel town, experience a close encounter with a cheeky Takahe called Greg on Tiritiri Matangi, visit an island paradise called Motuihe, or enjoy a hop-on hop-off Harbour Discovery cruise around the beautiful Auckland harbour...

America's Cup Sailing - Explore Group

Take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or simply sit back and enjoy the action as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Usually the domain of billionaires and elite professional yachties, NZL40 and NZL41 offer the unique opportunity for everyone to participate sailing on these grand-prix racing machines.

Auckland Sailing & Cruises | Explore Group

Get out on the water in the ‘City of Sails’. Explore NZ offers a range of sailing options with departures from the Auckland Viaduct daily.

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

As NZ's only research-based Whale and Dolphin eco-safari we love helping visitors experience the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Glass Bottom Boat

The Glass Bottom Boat, 'Aquador', runs tours at Goat Island Marine Reserve, world renowned for its abundant marine life. It's located 1 hour north of Auckland, just outside the small fishing village of Leigh.

Hauraki Blue Cruises

Hauraki Blue Cruises is owned and operated by GreatSights New Zealand.

Kawau Cruises and Water Taxis

Escape to Kawau Island! Wildlife & history abundant, the chance of seeing dolphins & wild ‘Kawau Kangaroos’. Enjoy island time at the famous Governor Grey’s Mansion House Bay, with Museum, café/restaurant, kayaking, bushwalks, ancient ruin’s & only 45min from Auckland.