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MONARCH WILDLIFE CRUISES & TOURS

We have been operating on the Otago Harbour for over 30 years.

Our fantastic tour options are designed to suit the interests and schedule of any visitor.

Several short Wildlife Cruises depart daily from Wellers Rock Wharf on the Otago Peninsula.
Guests must provide their own transport from Dunedin city (45 minute drive).

Our fully guided half and full day tour options are ideal for visitors who require transportation from the city.

The half & full day options combine with other great attractions like:
Royal Albatross Centre, Blue Penguins Pukekura, Larnach Castle & Penguin Place.

Our Southern Nature Photo Safaris cater for keen photographers looking for a special, exclusive experience.

We also offer a variety of great social cruises & charters - perfect for any celebration, party or workplace event!

Scroll down for more information or email monarch@wildlife.co.nz or call 0800 666 272 to contact our friendly staff.

 

Wildlife Cruises

Short tour cruise options departing daily from Wellers Rock Wharf on the Otago Peninsula.
Own transport is required - see our half or full day options if you need transport.


Wildlife Cruise

Get closer to unique SOUTHERN OCEAN WILDLIFE!
Join our oceanic Wildlife Cruise at Wellers Rock Wharf.
A great way to explore the WILD side of Dunedin.

  • Adults: $53.00
  • Children: $22.00

Wildlife Cruise / Albatross Colony Combo

Maximise your Royal Albatross experience!
Special combo package including our Wildlife Cruise
& the Royal Albatross Centre's 60 minute Classic Tour.

  • Adults: $93.00
  • Children: $35.00

Wildlife Cruise / Penguin Place Combo

Penguins! Albatross! Furseals!
This combo includes Yellow-eyed Penguin Tour &
  Wildlife Cruise around the magical Taiaroa Head

  • Adults: $96.00
  • Children: $37.00

Half Day Tours

Several extended tours combining the Monarch Wildlife Cruise with other highlights and attractions on the Otago Peninsula.
Departing from 20 Fryatt St, Dunedin. Complimentary city accommodation pickup available


Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour

See what can't be seen from land!
Harbour Cruise / Wildlife Cruise / Bus Tour
Complimentary city accommodation transfers

  • Adults: $92.00
  • Children: $35.00

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour / Penguin Place

Cruise the Otago Harbour & join our Wildlife Cruise,
visit Penguin Place for the Yellow-eyed Penguin Tour
then bus back via the scenic Otago Peninsula!

  • Adults: $148.00
  • Children: $55.00

Larnach Castle/Wildlife Cruise

Half day guided tour of New Zealands only castle
and scenic bus transfer to Wellers Rock Wharf
to join the Monarch Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head.

  • Adults: $135.00
  • Children: $65.00

Larnach Castle/Wildlife Cruise/Penguin Place

Half day guided tour by bus including
visits to Larnach Castle and Penguin Place
plus a one hour Monarch Wildlife Cruise

  • Adults: $190.00
  • Children: $85.00

Full Day Tours

Comprehensive full day guided tours encompassing the best of the Otago Peninsula.
 

 

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Package

Dunedin's #1 full day WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE!
Monarch Wildlife Cruise + Albatross Centre
 Penguin Place + Otago Harbour Cruise & more!

  • Adults: $250.00
  • Children: $124.00

Otago Peninsula Wildlife Package with Larnach Castle

A full day tour with a guided visit to Larnach Castle
See Albatross soar, watch the young Fur-seals play
and view a rare Yellow-eyed Penguin, all in one day!

  • Adults: $290.00
  • Children: $140.00


Where does my cruise/tour start?

Wildlife Cruises:

Depart from Wellers Rock Wharf (Otago Peninsula)

GPS: 824 Harington Pont Road

-45.797810, 170.716503

 

Half & Full Day Tours:

Depart from 20 Fryatt St, Dunedin

-45.879008, 170.507207

City accommodation pickup/dropoff available