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Monarch Cruises - 1 Hour Wildlife Cruise

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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 $55.00
Child $22.00

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 December 13 to December 19

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8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.70
  • Child$22.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.70
  • Child$22.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.70
  • Child$22.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$43.20
  • Child$22.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$43.20
  • Child$22.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.70
  • Child$22.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.70
  • Child$22.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$43.20
  • Child$22.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$48.60
  • Child$22.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$22.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • 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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Romy from Germany wrote on 02 March 2018

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Lucky Day

This 1 hour boat trip was great, even with the weather not to good. However the windy conditions let the albatross fly and fly and fly. An our small group (sometimes bigger groups are on board) had much luck and next to the seals we saw yellow-eyed penguines, little blue penguines and hector dolphins. I learned a lot of new things about the different animals and had some great time on board.

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Patricia from Singapore wrote on 06 January 2018

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Monarch cruises

Good weather & enjoyable cruise. Friendly staffs, filled us with loads of information throughout the cruise. Though there was no blue penguin 🐧 nor dolphins but we could see albatross & fur seals laze around their habitats. Great for family adventure

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Fiona Gray from New Zealand wrote on 01 October 2017

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Great local knowledge - friendly staff!

I took a friend visiting from England on the one hour trip and was greeted by Buddy and immediately put at ease by his friendliness. I knew we were in for a treat. There were only 4 of us on board which was great as we got to ask our info guy, Jurgen, lots of questions about the local wildlife and he was very helpful and knowledgable. The weather turned whilst we were at sea but he made sure we were warm and dry with jackets provided. Great experience. Lots to see and loved that we were provided with binoculars too. Amazing array of NZ marine life! Great trip all round.

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Jude from New Zealand wrote on 03 September 2017

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Jude

friendly knowledgeable staff, excellent adventure, reasonable pricing, would definitely recommend

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Natalie 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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