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 April 19 to April 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 19 Apr
Tue 20 Apr
Wed 21 Apr
Thu 22 Apr
Fri 23 Apr
Sat 24 Apr
Sun 25 Apr

  • Adult$40.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$22.00

  • Adult$31.35
  • Child$22.00

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Nikiwe Arthur from United Kingdom wrote on 19 March 2021

Wonderful experience!

From start to finish the Monarch Cruise was amazing! Binoculars and big warm coats were available as soon as we boarded. Both members of the team were so informative, pointing out wildlife and making sure everyone had a good view and knew where to look. The commentary was well done and we were lucky to see a selection of birds and a few seals. Watching the albatross gliding around was wonderful. The hour flew by - I would gladly do it again!

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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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nadia Bullivant from New Zealand wrote on 19 April 2021

Fantastic cruise, great activity for all ages

We had a fantastic time, the staff were very knowledgeable about the wildlife and great at spotting and identifying them. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Dunedin and it comes highly recommended.

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Madan from New Zealand wrote on 05 April 2021

Really nice crew

Great experience

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Verity from New Zealand wrote on 05 April 2021

Magnificent wildlife

The trip was really good. Good commentary, free binoculars, great views of lots of different birds, especially the Royal Albatross sitting, taking off, soaring with the wind. Also seals.

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