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Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour (T2)

Tour Timetable:

Adult: $92
Child: $33 (5-14yrs)

Tour departs from:
20 Fryatt St, Dunedin

8:30am - 12:30pm
(Cruise out/bus back to city)
3:30pm - 7:00pm
(Bus out/cruise back to city) 

1:00pm - 5:00pm
(Cruise both ways) 

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Half-day tour discovering the natural beauty and wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.


Summer:  Cruise one-way down the harbour, experience our Wildlife Cruise and enjoy a scenic bus ride back.
Winter:  Cruise both ways along the Otago Harbour, linking up with our unrivalled Wildlife Cruise.

As you cruise the length of the Otago Harbour, our skipper will show you Careys Bay historic fishing village, Port Chalmers’ busy wharves and the harbour’s beautiful bays, hills, farmland and forest. You’ll learn about the harbour’s volcanic geology and its Maori and European history. Take in surrounding sights with a hot or cold beverage or snack from our fully licensed galley.

Enjoy Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head and the surrounding coastline of dramatic cliffs.
We will offer uninterrupted views of the only mainland nesting place of Northern Royal Albatross in the world.
Our skipper will expertly maneuver the vessel whilst you watch the NZ Furseals play and swim near their breeding colonies, out at sea you can spot rarely seen ocean birds including other albatross species and petrels, and you
may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals.

Hear stories of sea creatures and early settlers as you bus along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula.


This tour departs daily from: 20 Fryatt St, Dunedin.
Co-ordinates: -45.879008, 170.507207
Complimentary city accommodation pickup/dropoff transfers are available. 




What else you should know...

  • Windy cool “bad weather” is actually great weather for watching albatross soaring. We love a cold southerly wind!
  • Warm jackets are provided and the aft deck is enclosed and heated.
  • Cruise ship guests can be picked up from Port Chalmers, you will be dropped off at Dunedin city shuttle terminal.
  • Binoculars, commentary, and multi language information sheets are provided.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee is served on the harbour cruise.
  • Souvenirs and refreshments can be bought from our fully licensed galley.
  • Most tours are suitable for people with limited mobility (please email if you are unsure).
  • Children aged 1-5yrs travel free of charge with a full paying parent.

For more information please see our FAQ page.




We will expecting you at our Fryatt Street office!