Discover Dunedin's Wildlife.

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Four Hour Round Trip

Option for school groups & local disability care organisations (conditions apply).


Tour Timetable:


Price: $25.00 per person

Summer: 8:30am - 12:30pm
(cruise one way, bus one way) 

Winter: 1pm - 5pm
(cruise both ways) 


Departs: 20 Fryatt St, Dunedin


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Depart from the harbour basin in Dunedin and cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour, passing by the historic fishing village of Careys Bay and the working port of Port Chalmers.

Continue your tour to the tip of the Otago Peninsula for the Wildlife Cruise aboard the M.V.Monarch. Our skipper and crew provide an educational commentary along the way.

Enjoy unrivalled wildlife viewing and see what can't be seen from the land - albatross, NZ fur seals and up to 20 species of unique bird and marine life in their natural environment. Learn the fascinating history and geology of the area.

Take a scenic drive along the Otago Peninsula, enjoying spectacular harbour and ocean views (Cruise both ways in Winter*).

Drinks, snacks and souvenirs are available for purchase from our galley.


For all enquiries regarding any potential bookings & see if your group fit our criteria.


What else you should know?

  • Minimum/maximum numbers may apply
  • Supervision is the responsibility of teachers and parents
  • Monarch reserves the right to cancel or alter any service
  • Vessel fully complies with all Maritime Safety Authority of NZ requirements and Health & Safety requirements