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Auckland Seaplanes Ltd

Open Now: 08:00 - 18:00
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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...more
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11 Brigham Street | Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-390 1121
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing experience to see the harbour and surrounding area this way. Would recommend this to everyone

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jamiemB5879LF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for a trip for 4 to leave on Friday 10:30 and were sadly notified on Thrusday evening that we need to change the time to 5 pm which was impossible. We were informed that the air craft had some issues, but they were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vijaynzk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the flight to Waiheke and back, this was my first time in a seaplane and we struck a stunning day to go over to Waiheke. The plane is comfortable, well looked after and was flown by a very experienced and relaxed pilot....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tarynmnz
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

The staff at Auckland Seaplanes is great, they are all so helpful and friendly. If you have the time to experience a seaplane ride definitely do it with these guys. You get to see how beautiful Auckland is from above. experiencing a seaplane ride is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Compass31227921996
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Such an incredible time, I went on a business trip and took out some client with us, everyone had a great time. We couldn't stop taking photos. The crew were amazing, very friendly and highly experienced. The views were breath taking. I highly recommend Auckland...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sass212
Reviewed 26 November 2018

As a visitor from UK I was very happy to be able to take my newly married daughter and her husband, who live in NZ, together with my youngest daughter, who was with me also from UK, on this experience. Both my daughters are petrified...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daddyrhb
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful way for a family to celebrate a 50th birthday. Great views flying up over the North Shore and Hauraki Gulf islands. So close to viewing everything below. Very tasty and well put together 3 course lunch at the Beach House. Idyllic setting looking out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank juliebO3130EY
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I was just roaming around the Wharf area to have some beer. Suddenly I saw the ad from "Auckland Seaplanes" and hit their office for enquiry. Fortunately, I got the slot for next day. I got some offer too in the price value. Next day...More

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

Thank you Amartya for your review. It was a pleasure having you on board and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your first experience in a seaplane. 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

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Tony G
13 February 2018|
Response from Seaplanes_Akl | Property representative |
Hello Tony, Thanks for your feedback! As discussed, we were notified by our vineyard partners that they did not have enough staff for a private tasting on New Years Day and emailed this to you as soon as we became aware... More