Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

We went on a whale and dolphin trip this weekend and it was one of the best yet!

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Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

We saw swarms of sea birds in a feeding frenzy with many dolphins and several Bryde’s Whales.

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

Later, we ran across a pod of Bottle Nose Dolphins that were very acrobatic.  One gave us a show of several belly flops in front of the boat.

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

Whale and Dolphin Watching in the Hauraki Gulf

I have to admit, I didn’t take this last photo…I saw the dolphins do the three way jump, three times, but missed the shot. This photo was taken by the photographer on the boat.

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