Half Day Tours
Scenic drive on Otago Peninsula, our Wildlife Cruise, maybe Penguin Place or Larnach Castle and our Harbour Cruise!
Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour - T2
As you cruise the length of the Otago Harbour, our skipper will show you Careys Bay historic fishing village, Port Chalmers’ busy wharves and Otago Harbour’s beautiful bays, hills, farmland and forest. You’ll learn about the harbour’s volcanic geology and its Maori and European history.
Enjoy Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head, the only mainland nesting place of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.
Hear stories of sea creatures and early settlers as you bus along the scenic Otago Peninsula.
Adults $89.00 & Children $32.00
Tours Departs: 8:30am-12:30pm & 3:30-7pm (Summer)
1-5pm (Winter - cruise both ways)
Have a look at the tour map for more information.
Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Penguin Place - 2P
Combine our Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour (T2) with a guided tour of Penguin Place.
Discover why beautiful, quirky Yellow Eyed Penguins are the most endangered in the world, found only on the South East Coast of New Zealand. Photograph them at close range in Penguin Place's private reserve.
A short bus ride over the farm takes small groups to the reserve, where your guide will lead you on foot through unique covered trenches into viewing hides. These allow close viewing and photography of the breeding behaviour and chicks of this shy penguin. Our bus will bring you back to the city along the beautiful Otago Peninsula.
Medium fitness required on this tour.
Adults $139.00 & Children $52.00
Tours Depart: 8:30am-2pm & 1:30-7pm (Summer)
Wildlife Cruise/Larnach Castle - 2L
Travel by road along the scenic Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Journey back in time with our guide, for a tour of New Zealand's only castle, built in 1871.
See the magnificent carved ceilings, antiques and craftsmanship. Learn the scandalous, exciting and tragic history of Larnach Castle and why William Larnach took his own life with a single shot to the head. Climb the parapets for 360° views, and enjoy the beauty of the gardens of international significance.
Then go on to join our invigorating Monarch Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head, the only mainland nesting place of Northern Royal Albatross in the world. Bus back to Dunedin City along the beautiful Otago Peninsula.
Adults $125.00 & Children $65.00
Tour Departs: 9am-2pm (Summer)
11:30am-5pm (winter - cruise back)
Wildlife Cruise/Larnach Castle/Penguin Place - 2LP
Enjoy the guided tour of Larnach Castle, our exciting Monarch Wildlife Cruise, and then add a guided tour of Penguin Place to see the rarest penguin in the world - the Yellow Eyed Penguin, found only on the South East Coast of New Zealand.
Hear stories of sea creatures and early settlers as you bus along the scenic Otago Peninsula on the return journey to Dunedin City.
Medium fitness required on this tour.
Adults $175.00 & Children $115.00
Tour Departs: 9am-3:30pm (Summer)
We will expecting you at our Fryatt Street office!
What else you should know...
Courtesy transfer from city accommodation.
Cruise ship passengers can be picked up from Port Chalmers for our half day tours. (conditions apply)
Windy cool “bad weather” is actually great weather for watching albatross soaring.
Warm jackets are provided and the aft deck is enclosed and heated.
Binoculars, commentary, and multi language information sheets are provided.
Souvenirs and refreshments can be bought from our fully licensed galley.
Most tours are suitable for people with limited mobility, but general fitness and walking shoes advised for Penguin Place 1½ hr guided tour.
Complimentary tea and coffee on the Harbour Cruise.
Child price applies from 5 to 15 years.
For more information visit our FAQ page.