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Monarch Cruises - 1 Hour Wildlife Cruise

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

Highlights

  • Journey around the spectacular Taiaroa Head – the worlds only mainland nesting place of albatross.
  • Discover the three metre winged Northern Royals that often soar around or above the boat
  • Watch our native furseals play on the rocks and sometimes see New Zealand Sealions basking on the beach
  • Catch a glimpse of the dolphins and other marine mammals that frequent this beautiful part of New Zealand

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. 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!

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.

Adult $57.00 ((16+))
Child $22.00 ((5-15yrs))

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 5 to 15 years.

    Infants under 5 years are free.

Available Bookings from January 26 to February 01

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Mon 27 Jan
Tue 28 Jan
Wed 29 Jan
Thu 30 Jan
Fri 31 Jan
Sat 1 Feb

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$22.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$22.00

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

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

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Donna from New Zealand wrote on 24 December 2018

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Great tour.

Thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the cruise. Polite and informative staff. Saw penguins seals and a variety of sea birds. Seeing albatross feeding and flying brilliant. Recommend this cruise to all.

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Leon from Netherlands wrote on 22 December 2018

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Awesome tour

Lot of information from the skipper/guide, a really interesting tour. We've seen penguins, albatross, seals and a lot of other sea birds.

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Eleanor from United Kingdom wrote on 27 May 2019

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Amazing day!

We had a lovely calm sailing @14.30 ,the wind was low so we weren't expecting to see albatross but we did. The staff on the Monarch are so helpful and knowledgeable. They have binoculars for you to use. We saw a giant petrel, the albatross chicks, albatross adults- 2 types, fur seals, a sealion, a pod of dusky dolphins and a surprise visit by a humpback whale! I had a great time. Such a wonderful experience and the views from the boat were stunning. Thank you.

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Siew Yen from Malaysia wrote on 04 April 2019

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Cute seal

We saw a lot of seal But did not see dolphin on the day Sad But it's a great experience and the crew on board is very helpful

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florencia from Uruguay wrote on 14 January 2019

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Amazing

The trip was great. But the best of all it was the friendly people working there and is the first place where they give us a paper with all the animals we were about to see in Spanish. New Zealand for someone who speak Spanish is very difficult even in the airport have all the languages except the Spanish. So thanks for that!! Awesome experience

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