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Auckland Seaplanes Ltd

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Address: 11 Brigham Street | Wynyard Quarter, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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+64 9-390 1121
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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AUCKLAND SEAPLANES operates from the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome from where...

AUCKLAND SEAPLANES operates from the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome from where the first pioneering flying boats flew 80 years ago. Fast forward to today; Auckland Seaplane's 8-seater De Havilland Beaver Floatplane can be seen taking off from the heart of the City of Sails and flying to stunning island destinations in the Hauraki Gulf and beyond.

Auckland Tourism comments that the Seaplane is an exciting and welcome addition to the Auckland tourism palette, bringing an air of swashbuckling adventure, history and romance to the Wynyard Quarter. A region as vast and majestic as the Auckland region can only be truly appreciated form the air.

Our aerodrome is the most convenient departure point for passengers given its walking distance from many hotels, the main shopping district and its good connection to the public transport/ferry network.

  The Hauraki Gulf's pristine beaches and bays serve as destinations for the seaplane. Passengers can enjoy scenic flights, wine-tastings, dining, overnight stays, transfers, adventure tours, fishing trips in breath-taking locations. The possibilities are endless!

 

Our team is composed of qualified pilots and professionals, eager to provide a unique, first-class experience to locals and tourists alike. We have nationalities covering all corners of the globe, all passionate about showcasing the beauty, culture and possibility of the Auckland Region.

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$140.88*
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Waiheke Island Lunch or Dinner by Seaplane from Auckland

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Brilliant team outing

Auckland Seaplanes did an outstanding job looking after my team for our chartered flight from Auckland across to Motahi Island and then on for a scenic tour of Waiheke Island. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Auckland Seaplanes did an outstanding job looking after my team for our chartered flight from Auckland across to Motahi Island and then on for a scenic tour of Waiheke Island. The service provided by Auckland Seaplane is second to none, this is a must-do experience in New Zealand! 10/10

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent staff, excellent experience and excellent service. The pilot changed and adapted the course according to what we wanted to include and so landed out in the Hauraki Gulf for stunning beach photos before our return flight. Sitting in the cockpit and flying over paradise was the best experience. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a special unforgettable experience take a scenic flight with Auckland Seaplanes or better fly to one of the nearby islands or do a wine tasting at Man O War winery on Waiheke Island. An amazing experience and super friendly people! I would give 10 out of 5 if I could! We had some guests from overseas and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in a unique impression of Auckland then this the right choice. The professional staff guided us through every step and I felt totally save next to the pilot. This is a fantastic experience and highly recommended for a first overview over the city.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth doing this as it's a great experience and the views are stunning. The pilot knows his job so makes you feel a bit safer. Thoroughly recommend this trip

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Reviewed February 28, 2017

A must do experience in Auckland - thoroughly recommended! Thanks to the great staff for excellent service and a great experience! unforgettable!

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

This is one of the best adventures you can do in Auckland.. whether you go for a scenic flight, a fishing trip or a heavenly beach picnic... a treasure of a trip to be remembered forever. Cant speak highly enough of the pilots and experience. Thank you Auckland Seaplanes!

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Wonderful flight off the harbour over Rangitoto and close Islands, around to the city and skytower. Highly recommend this different perspective of our wonderful city.

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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this adventure. Flying in a sea plane is defiantly an experience and seeing Auckland from the air on a glorious day like we had Isa truly lovely view. The staff were friendly and helpful. A great experience and will try the flight to Kawau sometime on the future.

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Reviewed January 21, 2017

Flew with Auckland Seaplanes to the nature reserve to see a baby Kiwi that would be released that night. The biologist form the Auckland zoo took us on a guided walk where we watched a feeding of the extremely rare Takahe pair with a new baby. Once thought to be extinct, now a mere 350 remain with several on this... More 

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