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Monarch Wildlife Cruise

Otakou, New Zealand
Monarch Wildlife Cruise

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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Bird and wildlife enthusiasts shouldn’t miss this cruise in the Otago Harbour. You don’t have to travel far from the city to get out into the wilderness, as the Otago Peninsula is home to a vast array of wildlife. Spot royal albatross, fur seals, sea lions, blue penguins, cormorants, and more, and learn all about them and their habitat from the crew. Dress warm, as the weather is often cold and blustery here, but this is good wildlife-spotting weather, as the albatross in particular like the wind.
  • You may see dolphins, as well as lots of other wildlife
  • Binoculars and warm, waterproof jackets will be available to use
  • A quick and easy trip from Dunedin, so ideal for travelers short on time
  • Learn more about New Zealand’s native flora and fauna
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Complimentary warm & waterproof jackets
Use of high quality binoculars
Complimentary wifi

Departure Point

813 Harington Point Road, Otakou 9077, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Contact us if you are concerned about mobility or in a wheelchair
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Albatross in flight
, Jul 2021
Great crew! very informative ;-) lots of wildlife… Great perspective looking back from the ocean..have been meaning to do this trip for a long time.
Great experience will bring the kids next time.
, Jan 2021
The commentary was very easy listening and informative. We saw lots of birds, seals and sea lions. We wished we had bought the grandchildren.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you Jenny. We can't wait to have your grandchildren out with us. It's a nice and easy way to get them out into nature.
Great experience
, Jan 2020
We loved this excursion. They delivered all they said they would dolphins, seals, albatross, penguins The captain and mates were wonderful and very informative. Would highly recommend.

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