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 October 29 to November 04

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 29 Oct
Fri 30 Oct
Sat 31 Oct
Sun 1 Nov
Mon 2 Nov
Tue 3 Nov
Wed 4 Nov

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$31.35
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$31.35
  • Child$22.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$31.35
  • Child$22.00

5spaces 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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andreab5 from New Zealand wrote on 08 December 2019

A beautiful day and experience

It was an enjoyable hour on the peninsula with a knowledgeable tour guide and skipper. We even saw hector dolphins. Great for kids as not too long. Yay

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Robyn from United Kingdom wrote on 04 November 2019

Great trip

Buddy and the team were really friendly and informative! We saw lots of animals including blue and yellow eyed penguins, Nz fur seals and albatross. Thanks!

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NICOLA Canning from New Zealand wrote on 19 October 2020

Excellent

Great team, great knowledge.

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Marie-Christine from New Zealand wrote on 01 October 2020

Super crew

Crew minimized swells and tides. Didn't see much wild life but not their fault-time of year. Very nice captain with soothing easy chat all along the way.

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