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.

    Please Note: This experience is closed 1 June to 21 July 2021 for maintenance.

Available Bookings from January 21 to January 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Tue 26 Jan
Wed 27 Jan

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$10.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$22.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$10.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$22.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$15.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$31.00
  • Child$22.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.00
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$45.60
  • 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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Adisa Willmer from Australia wrote on 05 March 2020

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Wonderful crew especially captain Buddy who was eloquent and very knowledgeable about the nautical world, geology formations, albatross and seal behavior. I highly recommend this hour out to sea and back. Well worth the money.

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John from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2021

Bloody brilliant

Great experience nice people

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kateb26 from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Fabulous!

This is a ‘must do’ in Dunedin. A rare opportunity to get up close and personal to the marine life in their natural environment. The captain’s commentary was superb. Can’t wait to come back and do another expedition on the Monarch. Thank you!

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Robyn Holland from New Zealand wrote on 15 January 2021

WOW. Fantastic!!!!!!

We promised our 7yr old Grand-daughter a trip, & it was a trip & a half. She LOVED it. So did I. She is still talking about it & has a lot to tell her Mum & brothers when she goes home. I think we will have to save up & take the boys when they come next time. The Crew were great! They interacted with all the passengers & even though I am a local, I learned a lot about the history of our beautiful harbour. Where we live we have a view of 80% of the harbour, but being on it, aboard The Monarch , made this old Nana's birthday a real treat!! Thank you. We appreciated all the interaction from booking & a cancellation due to fog, plus rebooking. WORTH EVERY DOLLAR!!!

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claudiah3 from New Zealand wrote on 15 January 2021

Excellent

Excellent, well worth the trip...very good commentary and friendly staff who made for a relaxing and super interesting day we won't forget!

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