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Monarch Cruises - 1 Hour Wildlife Cruise


Join our friendly local experts aboard our classic vessel the Monarch for an enchanting wildlife cruise.

The Otago Peninsula is home to a wonderful array of wildlife including marine mammals, albatrosses, penguins and other ocean birds.

This fascinating cruise will take you on a journey around the spectacular Taiaroa Head – the worlds only mainland nesting place of albatross.

The three metre winged Northern Royals often soar around or above the boat, so have your camera at the ready!

Enjoy watching our native furseals play on the rocks and sometimes see New Zealand sealions basking on the white sandy beaches.

If you are lucky enough, you may even catch a glimpse of the dolphins and other marine mammals that frequent this beautiful part of New Zealand.

So come along and enjoy New Zealand’s great outdoors with the highly acclaimed Monarch Cruises and Tours.


Price:

  • $53 Adults
  • $22 Child (5 to 15 years)
  • Free (Infant under 5 years)
  • Departures: From Wellers Rock on the Otago Peninsula, approximately 45min drive from Dunedin

    Check in: Please check in at Weller’s Rock boatshed office ten minutes before departure


    Available Bookings from July 22 to July 28

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    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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    8spaces

    Adult $42.50

    Child $22.00

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    Adult $42.50

    Child $22.00

    6spaces

    Adult $29.00

    Child $22.00

    8spaces

    Adult $53.00

    Child $22.00

    8spaces

    Adult $42.50

    Child $22.00

    8spaces

    Adult $53.00

    Child $22.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Leanne Turnbull from New Zealand wrote on 04 September 2015

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    brilliant

    Staying with a local family here they advised we do thia boat trip over anything else in Dinedin so when we saw it on book me we thought we would give it a try! It was amazing. The staff all seem so passionate about the job and where so knowledgable. We saw two type of Shag, fur seals, several Albatross and even a whale which was a very welcome surprise! Great trip enjoyes every second and wasnt cold at all after putting onthe jacket they supply.

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    Natalie Forsdick from New Zealand wrote on 31 May 2017

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    Great day out

    Great cruise, made the best of middling weather conditions and our guides helped us see 3 species of albatross, among other awesome things! Our guides Buddy & Jurgen were knowledgable and enthusiastic, and helped us top off a great few days in Dunedin! Will definitely be travelling with Monarch again.

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    Derek Liu from Hong Kong wrote on 14 January 2017

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    Great tour

    Friendly staffs and knowledagble. We have seen some Albratross and Seals in wild. And they are awesome!! Worth to take a trip like this at least once.

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    Rosezelenda Abdul Rahman from Malaysia wrote on 01 December 2016

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    Wildlife great adventure

    We have great memories of the days. See all types of bird sea lion blue penguin.. and most of experience a crow of bird following fisherman coming back from sea. During our last turn before finishing the trip we see a few of dolphin. The staff are so nice and make a turn just to give us a few moment enjoy watching the dolphin.

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    Catherine Anderson from New Zealand wrote on 12 August 2015

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    A brilliant and informative experience.

    The one hour monarch wildlife cruise was an unforgettable experience. All the crew were friendly, and well informed which made for a great learning experience. The provision of binoculars and jackets was much appreciated. to see the native wildlife in their habitat was thrilling (particularly the albatross chicks on their nests). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cruise to others.

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