Auckland Seaplanes

Auckland Seaplanes


This is my response to people that ask if the kids found the Seaplane experience exciting. :)
Saturday, long time, no see (from the NZMM’s Nautilus)
I wish to give a massive bouquet to Auckland Seaplanes. My husband and I experienced an amazing flight over Auckland CBD and then onto Waiheke this past weekend. Thanks Mike for your informative chat on the way over the City and also over Rangitoto. Jun, your planning of the trip was perfect with transfers and one of the best meals we have ever experienced at Mudbrick Winery. We were treated like royalty. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone wishing to see this beautiful city by air and spend a memorable afternoon on Waiheke. Thanks again, Evaon
This photo from last Saturday 6 June 2020. Wynyard Quarter
Great day to drop our passengers off on Great Barrier today. And thanks to our friends at the Glenfern Sanctuary for their help and hospitality!
hashtag your Auckland Seaplane memories before take off to go into the running to win a free scenic flight. *conditions apply. #aucklandseaplanes
hashtag your memories before take off for your chance to win! #aucklandseaplanes— Auckland Seaplanes (@seaplanesNZ) October 8, 2018
Thanks Auckland Seaplanes for showing the guys from Cambridge ICONZ (Boys Brigade) around the Seaplane. It was a great end to our exciting Auckland day trip.
A Movie i took in March
Thank you wonderful friends for this voucher to use for my recent birthday ! am looking forward to using it in summer

Auckland Seaplanes offers scenic flights, island lunches, adventure trips, island-hopping experiences island escapes and charter services over New Zealand.

Our De Havilland Beaver Floatplane comfortably seats 6 adults to breath-taking Island destinations. Our scenic flights give a unique experience as we take you over the mesmerizing Hauraki Gulf's Islands and Volcano. Additionally we fly you and your friends to island get-away lunches and wine tastings to Waiheke Island. We also offer transfers, adventure trips and charter services to destinations s

Operating as usual

[02/27/21]   If you need to travel back to your residence on Waiheke/Great Barrier or Auckland then we can take you there in YOUR bubble on Waiheke Wings and Auckland Seaplanes without any other passengers in 4 or 8 seater aircraft.

Please get in touch on 09-390-1111. Essential travel only. Thank you and please stay safe!

Photos from Auckland Seaplanes's post 20/02/2021

It was a great day for viewing the Prada Cup racing yesterday and will be another good one today!

✈️ Get in touch if you would like to experience the racing from the air.

09 390 1121 or [email protected]

#pradacup #americascup2021 #HaurakiGulf


Our flights from Waiheke featured the best views of the Prada Americas Cup World Series yesterday. Today from 3 pm there is the chance to see the races for the Christmas Cup and then until the 14th of January the practice racing of the teams to get ready for the Prada Cup. You can book your seat on 09-3901111. Merry Christmas from the Team!


Te Matuku Oysters

Who has been to @kingi_britomart yet?
Kingi is a new restaurant located in down town Auckland. Their menu celebrates local, sustainably caught seafood that tastes like the ocean it came from. We are delighted to be a part of this menu ❤️


Onetangi Beach Apartments

Welcome to Paradise! Take a tour with @arohawaiheke and finish your day staying a hop away from beautiful Onetangi Beach.
#weekendgetaway #ourisland #waihekeisland #waihekeaccomodation #thenewoverseas #wonderful_places #haurakigulf #auckland #sharingthebeauty #sharingthearoha @arohawaiheke



Our new summer menu is starting this weekend 🍾

#batchwinery #seafood #waihekeisland #eatlocal #nzfood #wine


#waihekewings #Stayathomeandsavelives #UniteAgainstCovid19

[08/11/20]   Like everybody, we are really sad to hear about the 4 new COVID cases in Auckland. Under Level 3 Waiheke Airport/Auckland Seaplanes can only provide essential services. This includes e.g. getting people back to their homes, medical appointments and connecting guests to international flights for repatriation. We provide services from Waiheke Airport for people in "their bubble" in 4-seater and larger aircraft with cleaning protocols and all our pilots wear masks. If you know of anybody that needs assistance you can call us for essential travel only on 09-390-1111/09-3901121. Otherwise, please stay home and safe! Kia kaha!


Dear Omaha/Warkworth residents

Have you ever flown out from the Omaha airport?
Why not make this occasion your first experience?
Waiheke Wings can fly you from Omaha to Waiheke Island in 30 min.

Please call us on 09 390 1111 or contact us

#aucklandseaplanes #waiheke #thingstodo



We've received lovely feedback from one of our customers. These comments really make us smile and become fuel to motivate us to do better. Thank you for the very kind comment and we look forward to hosting you soon.
Thanks to Wings Over Whales.

#aucklandseaplanes #thingstodo #supportlocal #waihekewings #waiheke

I wish to give a massive bouquet to Auckland Seaplanes. My husband and I experienced an amazing flight over Auckland CBD and then onto Waiheke this past weekend. Thanks Mike for your informative chat on the way over the City and also over Rangitoto. Jun, your planning of the trip was perfect with transfers and one of the best meals we have ever experienced at Mudbrick Winery. We were treated like royalty. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone wishing to see this beautiful city by air and spend a memorable afternoon on Waiheke. Thanks again, Evaon


Great to see the NZ Herald feature our Sea-Land and Sky package to Waiheke island today in their Holiday at home section. For 199$ you really get a great day out to the island with the ferry, ground transport and flight. Until the end of October, we also include a wine tasting or glass of bubbles after your flight. A joint product of Fullers360, Batch vineyard and Auckland Seaplanes/Waiheke Wings.

#waiheke #aucklandseaplanes #waihekewings #fullers360
#batchwinery #aucklandnz


For the start of the school holidays we are offering 200$ pp direct flights from Waiheke to Great Barrier from tomorrow for this weekend. If you are interested then thanks for getting in touch under 09-390-1121 /09-390-1111 or [email protected]
Our aircraft can obviously also operate from other airports in the Auckland region.


After 6 years as a proud member of the Wynyard Quarter business community, Auckland Seaplanes has to move to make way for the America’s Cup.

I am really grateful for the staff at various council and other entities who are helping us try to find an alternative downtown Auckland location to operate the seaplane over the coming months.

If we can't find a solution then this will be the last weekend that #aucklandseaplanes will be able to fly from our downtown base for some time. We thank all our past clients for their support, we could not have been able to showcase the most beautiful parts of Auckland without you! If you are in town this weekend then please pop by and watch the activities.

#aucklandnz #panuku #ATEED #waiheke #aucklandcouncil #covid19 #tourismindustryaotearoa


Today we had an overnight charter of our seaplane and just got this picture back of AMA tucked away for the night. Have a guess where this is!


New 8 seater Airvan, which will be based at Waiheke Airport for the coming weeks. Michael the pilot has more than 500 hours experience flying whale watching flights in Kaikoura and thought that he had seen one of the 40+ Bryde's Whales, which are resident in the Hauraki Gulf on his flight to the island! Call on 09-3901111 to book your scenic flight or transfer and support a local business!


Auckland Seaplanes is on the Move!
After six years of flying from our pontoon in Wynyard Quarter, we will, unfortunately, have to move, since Auckland Council plans to construct berths for the expected superyachts visiting for the 36th America's Cup in 2021.

We have only a few days of flying out of our current location left since we have not yet finalized a new location. Now, this may be your last chance to get the iconic photograph of the DeHavilland Beaver floatplane backed by the picturesque Auckland skyline.

If you are in Auckland before the 30th of June and want to enjoy the incredible views, then please get in touch with us on 09 390 1121 or email us on [email protected]

We are offering a special discounted price for our Rangitoto & City Scenic flight for $199pp on weekdays. (Promo Code:LastChance)

Book Your Flight Now:

#aucklandseaplanes,#supportlocalbusinesss, #auckland


Last week we took the filming crew of Emirates Team New Zealand for a flight to observe their training from the air! Great fun and some amazing pictures. With ETNZ training regularly again, there is a good chance to spot them on one of our scenic flights - come and check for yourself!!

Nothing like getting a new perspective on progress. 🛩️

Thanks Auckland Seaplanes


On Saturday, we had a very precious passenger. Soni the kiwi chick was released on Rotoroa Island, his new home 😍🏡

If you'd like to visit him on Rotoroa, send us a message or give us a call and we'll get you there!

Meet Soni the kiwi chick! What a spectacular day on Saturday settling Soni into life on the island. A big thanks to Auckland Seaplanes for accommodating Soni on his last legs from Auckland central to Ladies' Bay, Ngati Paoa for welcoming Soni with a karakia, and everyone who came along to share this special day with us!


Making friends at Man O War 🦈
#aucklandseaplanes #waiheke #ourakl #manowar #seaplane #floatplane #auckland #nz #dolphins


Rumour has it that Emirates Team New Zealand will be out on the Gulf tomorrow. Limited seats left on our 11am spotting flight!
Call 390 1121 or email [email protected] to book!


Tune in this Sunday at 7.30pm to catch Griff Rhys Jones flying with us in "Griffs Great Kiwi Road Trip" on Prime. The episode is titled "Don't Fall in a Volcano" as Griff travels from Auckland to the Coromandel with Seaplane Paul as his guide. Was a pleasure having Griff and the team on board!


This Sunday is our 6th Birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 to celebrate we're offering 10% off flights booked this weekend!! Just quote "sixyearoldseaplane" when booking!
#aucklandseaplanes #happybirthdaytous #auckland #6yearsold


Oneroa basking in the ☀️ #aucklandseaplanes
#waiheke #oneroa #stunner #auckland #nz #travel


Emirates Team NZ are just heading out with the Dolphin for some trials. Call to join a spotting flight this afternoon on 09-3901121


This week is the one-water boat show in the Viaduct Harbour and it will be a bit more difficult to find our office behind all the boats on display.

As an incentive to find us we will provide free tickets to the first 10 people who book a flight with us this weekend to see not just Auckland but also the boats on display this weekend.


On Sunday when we flew back from Kawau Island we saw Emirates Team New Zealand practicing with their new boat for the first time! It looked really cool with all their chase boats - (and some "spies"?) behind them. Really looking forward to seeing their progress over the coming months! You are welcome to join us for a spotting flight ..;-)


Looking forward to the being part of boat show in October - only a few weeks to go!!

Auckland Seaplanes provides amazing scenic flights and fly and dine experiences from Wynyard Quarter to Waiheke and other islands in the Auckland area.

The team can also transfer guests to boats all over the Hauraki Gulf, Great Barrier, Bay of Islands, Coromandel and the lakes of the North Island.

Auckland Seaplanes is one of the generous providers of our online prizes - complete the survey when you buy your tickets online and go into the draw to win a Seaplane flight alongside a huge haul of other prizes.


Contrary to what some news outlets have been reporting...our seaplane hasn’t sunk and is happily sitting on it’s trailer South of Auckland...
#aucklandseaplanes #seaplanes #notsunk #fakenews


Busy morning down here at the waterfront today. We had the pleasure of taking Griff Rhys Jones and his film crew across to the Coromandel. Griff is filming a new NZ adventure and we can't wait till it hits our screens this late Spring! Couldn't have had a better day for it!


On the move!
After 5 years of flying from our pontoon in Wynyard Quater, we will be moving our base to make way for the America's Cup coming in 2021. This is a very exciting time for us and we can't wait to move into our new home (details coming soon!) but in the interim, we will have a tempory base of operations in Daldy St, and be flying out of the Westhaven Marina. We have only 4 days of flying here left, so now is your last chance to get that iconic photo.
We would like to thank our hard-working staff and you, our amazing guests!
-Auckland Seaplanes Team


A bit of history for your Friday..
Today we had the privilege of helping out our friends at Maritime NZ investigate an old shipwreck, the Trans-Pacific liner Niagara. The Niagara sunk at 3.40 a.m. on the 19th of June 1940 by mines laid by the German ship Orion.
The Orion disguised itself as a merchant ship and under the cover of darkness laid 228 contact mines on the approach to the Hauraki Gulf. The Niagara struck 2 mines and sunk quickly. All 349 passengers survived in 18 lifeboats. The Niagara was sailing to Vancouver via Suva with a secret cargo of small arms ammunition and gold ingots with a value of $230 million in today's prices! Nearly all the gold was recovered from the wreck lying 110m below the surface.

Fast forward to today where Maritime NZ where investigating an oil slick 'burped' from the Niagara. Our pilot and keen historian Paul had the pleasure of flying our seaplane out to the site where and the Maritime NZ staff with the help the weather gods were to land on the open ocean to take samples of this historic almost 80 year oil!


Fancy a trip to Kawau Island?
Our pilot sure does...

#kawauisland #seaplane #floatplane #island #auckland #nz #travel #aucklandfoodie

[04/23/19]   Enviro-Mark Solutions produced this great clip, which provides some background to our sustainability initiatives.

Thanks for your support along the way!


Really pleased that the Qualmark/Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand Judges have chosen Auckland Seaplanes as one of the finalists for a 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Award. Looking forward to seeing many of our friends and partners at the award ceremony in Wellington!

Working in this beautiful environment makes sharing fun!


Where to next...

#aucklandseaplanes #auckland #seaplane #floatplane #greatbarrierisland #beachlife

Our Story

Our two De Havilland Beaver Floatplanes comfortably seats 5 or 6 adults each to breath-taking island destinations.
Our scenic flights give a unique experience since we depart right from downtown Wynyard Quarter and then fly you over the mesmerizing Hauraki Gulf Islands and Volcanoes. Additionally we can take you and your friends to island get-away lunches and wine tastings to Waiheke, Kawau and Great Barrier.
We also offer transfers, adventure trips and charter services to destinations such as Great Barrier Island, Kawau, Rakino, Rotoroa, the Coromandel Peninsula, the Bay of Islands and the lakes of the central North Island.
With an ease to transport more than 600kg of equipment, our aircraft are a perfect choice for your planned fishing or surfing trip, film and TV production outing, research project or your desired personal or corporate adventure.

Videos (show all)

A short video of some amazing shots we got during a filming shoot at Man O' War Bay
ZK-WKA landing Kennedy Point Waiheke
Steve completes 1000 hrs in AMA
Our amphibious Beaver self retrieving  at the boat ramp, no boat trailer or wet feet here. #sealegs not the original amp...
National response team - Marine pollution
Check out this idyllic kiwi spot with us, on our 2.5 hour wine tasting tour at Man O'War Wineries, tours available daily...
Ovation of the seas
WKA enroute to Man O' War
MJ doing a mean bomb




Wynyard Crossing, 171 Halsey St, Auckland Viaduct

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 7pm
Sunday 8am - 7pm
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