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Auckland Seaplane Tour

Highlights
  • Scenic flight by seaplane over Auckland Harbour and Hauraki Gulf
  • Fly low over Rangitoto Island for an excellent view of its volcanic crater
  • Take in the scenery of Motutapu, Motuihe and Brown’s islands
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Auckland Seaplane Tour
From US$157.44
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Afternoon FlightMost Popular
Flight departs at 3:30pm. You are required to check-in 20 minutes prior
From US$157.44
Morning Flight
Flight departs at 10am. You are required to check-in 20 minutes prior
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Overview
Explore the aerial terrain around the Auckland region and its volcanic Island’s during a 40-minute seaplane tour. Fly over Auckland landmarks such as the Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge, and take in the bird's-eye views of Lake Pupuke, Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, and Brown’s islands from above before a landing next to the Harbour Bridge. Hear live commentary from the pilot on natural features such as white-sand beaches and volcanic craters dotting the Hauraki Gulf. Select a morning or afternoon flight.
What to Expect
Meet your pilot at Wynyard Quarter in central Auckland and board one of our 2 De Havilland Beaver 8 seater seaplanes for a memorable 20-minute flight over the Auckland Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf.

Expect the entire experience to last about 40 minutes in the aircraft including an exciting water take-off. Slip on the provided radio headset to hear your pilot’s narration, and peer down at the yachts dotting Auckland Harbour. Soar over the freshwater crater of Lake Pupuke en-route to the Hauraki Gulf. Gaze down at Rangitoto Island, Auckland’s youngest volcano, as your seaplane flies just 500 feet (150 meters) above the crater before continuing over Motutapu Island. Loop back towards the Auckland region by way of forested Motuihe Island, a recreational reserve that contains Maori archaeological artifacts, a historic cemetery and military installations from both world wars. Your pilot then passes close by Brown’s Island, one of the best-preserved volcanic craters in the Auckland Volcanic Field.

Your pilot points out city landmarks such as the Auckland Museum and the orbits the 1,076-foot (328-meter) Sky Tower before splashing down on the water next to the Harbour Bridge and taxiing back to shore, where your aerial tour ends.
Reviews (27)
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amazing experience

Wow, this seaplane flight was an absolute delight. To see Auckland from the air like that was a true revelation. The views were breathtaking and I am still thinking about this great little journey. The plane itself is terrific and the pilot was so knowledgeable...More

1  Thank jesssicaleongnz
Seaplanes_Akl, Office Admin at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Jessica for your great review. It is great to hear that you loved your experience with us. It was our pleasure to show you the city from above and we are so glad that you were able to see how beautiful it is...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Super fun

My friend and colleague Jessica and I had the best afternoon taking in our beloved Auckland from the air with Auckland Seaplanes. What a great way to see the city I've lived in for the past 18 years!! The pilot was super friendly, and funny,...More

1  Thank Anja G
Seaplanes_Akl, Office Admin at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Anja for taking the time to give us a review. We love taking locals up on flights because it gives you a completely different perspective of the city. We really enjoyed having you and Jessica on board and we are very happy that you...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile
Fantastic experience

Really knowledgeable and personable pilot. Our flight was delayed as there were strong winds but they more than made up for it by flying us all the way out to the airport! Even gave us a small bottle of champagne for the flight as it...More

1  Thank Aruna N
Seaplanes_Akl, Office Admin at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and recommendation. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your experience even though it didn't go exactly how it was planned. When things don't go to plan we always try our best to accommodate for you so it is...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Bird's Eye view

Great view . Commentary superb. Very enjoyable. Totally recommend this venture for visitors as well as locals.

1  Thank Stay95283
Seaplanes_Akl, Office Admin at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our pilot puts a lot of effort into the flight commentary, so it is great to hear that it was superb. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Kind Regards, Auckland Seaplanes Team

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Friendly and Professional Pilot

We loved this tour! AT first we thought we might go for a 50 minute tour, but decided on the shorter flight, which ended up perfect. We saw beaches, volcanoes and city sites including Sky Tower. The pilot made the flight fun and comfortable. He...More

1  Thank shorty9394
Seaplanes_Akl, Office Admin at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great response. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your flight. The shorter flight really is a great one as it offers a wide range of scenery. Our friendly pilot really enjoys speaking to you about the beautiful city that...More

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