Dunedin – Otago Peninsula with Monarch Wildlife Cruise LT73

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


A tour which combines the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula both from sea and land. The one hour wildlife cruise is followed by the return journey to Dunedin by road along the Otago Peninsula with its magnificent ocean and harbour views.

This tour combines a cruise of  the beautiful Otago Harbour, a one hour wildlife cruise of the Otago Peninsula viewing Albatross, New Zealand Fur Seals and up to 20 species of bird and marine life, together with a scenic drive along the Otago Peninsula enjoying spectacular harbour and ocean views.

The wildlife cruise with unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds around Tairaoa Head on the Otago Peninsula including the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world. You will also see New Zealand Fur Seals, rarely seen ocean birds, including other species of albatross; you may also see penguins, dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals in their natural environment. The cruise includes commentary which includes details of the fascinating history and geology of the area.

Transfer from cruise to coach to conclude your tour by returning to Dunedin by road travelling along the scenic Otago Peninsula. You will enjoy spectacular harbour and ocean views throughout the journey.


 9.00    Collected from your accommodation and transferred by coach to your wildlife cruise vessel.

9.30    Depart Port Chalmers and cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour

10.30  Your cruise of Otago Harbour completed the cruise now becomes a one hour wildlife cruise

11.30  Transfer from cruise to coach to conclude your tour by returning to Dunedin by road.

12.30  Drop off outside the Dunedin Visitor Center in the heart of Dunedin City and enjoy the afternoon at leisure exploring this beautiful city, or

12.45  Returned to your accommodation.



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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 09.00 am
Duration : 4 hours approximately
Maximum number of people : 40
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Fully Guided Tour, Wildlife Harbour Cruise. Compliementary Hotel / Motel pick up and drop off
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Client Reviews

  • An amazingly beautiful place. The boat trip it was incredible, the sailors and the captain were very kindly and explain us everything. We saw many seals, albatross and also penguins. It was amazing. we enjoy so much the informative narrative from the captain.
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  • Did this trip a few days ago and we weren't disappointed. The skipper was very knowledgable and handled the boat well to get us close to the wildlife. The other crew member also did an excellent job of wandering around the deck making pointing out where we should be looking. We saw 3 species of Albatross, 3 species of Shags, terns and of most people favourite, the Fur Seals. Highly recommended for anyone with a passing interest in wildlife
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  • a fabulous way to explore the Otago peninsula & view wildlife, including around Tairoa heads , spotting the world's only albatross colony, sealion , & Furseals. Also spotting soaring albatross with 3 meter wing span out at sea with Penguins, dolphins, petrels and other bird species. A must do tour when visiting Dunedin.
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  • Wonderful trip. Skipper gives a great commentary and makes the whole journey very interesting. The boat is big enough to have many viewing areas and for colder trips, the comfortable cabin keeps it cosy. Recommended way to view Dunedin and the wildlife from a different angle. Fascinating nesting sites of albatross and shags.Baby seal colonies, old lava flows and history keep surprising you along the way.
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  • "Loved It"
    Visited Dunedin on the Diamond Princess and did this option. The skipper was just great and saw a huge amount of wildlife. Were weren't disappointed, just a great tour
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