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Scenic Flight over Hauraki Gulf and Islands

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    What to Expect
    Passengers are expected to check-in at Auckland Seaplane’s base 15 minutes prior to departure time where their weight details will be taken.

    They are escorted to the pontoon and a safety briefing by the Pilot then follows.

    Once on board the aircraft, passengers will cruise into the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome ready for take-off, enjoying views of yachts and the city skyline from the water.

    Once airborne, passengers are flown past Devonport, Lake Pupuke, Auckland’s youngest volcano Rangitoto, Motutapu Island, Waiheke Island, Pakatoa Island, Rotoroa Island, Ponui Island, Motuihe Island, Brown’s Island, Maretai Beach, Mechanic’s Bay and the Auckland City skyline. The Pilot will provide an extensive historical commentary throughout the flight.

    Passengers land back in the Auckland Harbour and cruise into North Wharf for disembarking.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wynyard Quarter Auckland CBD Water front.
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 4 March 2019

    We treated ourselves to a Sunday afternoon double date. Pick up from Man o war Vineyard after a casual platter and glass of wine in the sun. Our pilot Paul met us on the beach and took us for an amazing scenic flight over Waiheke....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Waihekebrooke
    Reviewed 2 January 2019

    I booked the tour to surprise my husband for our anniversary. We were not disappointed! When the owner (Chris?) heard it was our anniversary, he came back with a bottle of pink bubbles and we drank that while waiting for the plane to be prepared....More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank W3sty3
    Seaplanes_Akl, Office Admin at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

    Thank you for your review. Congratulations on your anniversary I hope it was a special and memorable experience for the two of you. Best Wishes, Sarah

    Reviewed 30 October 2018

    My dad and I had the best time! After a brief safety video, we boarded the awesome de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Seaplane! What an amazing plane! The pilot was very professional and making sure this is a safe and enjoyable ride. Great views throughout...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank ThomasNY
    Seaplanes_Akl, Office Admin at Auckland Seaplanes Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

    Thank you for your great feedback. I totally agree, there is no better way to see the city than from the seaplane. our crew are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight. Best wishes, Sarah

    Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

    I have always wanted to take a seaplane flight right back from the days when SeaBee Air flew to the Gulf Islands with the Grummen Widgeons and Geese when I was a boy. I missed a later oportunity when there was one working out of...More

    Thank MikeM9525
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