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Monarch Wildlife Cruise provided by Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

Monarch Wildlife Cruise
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from £29.53 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 195993P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Complimentary warm & waterproof jackets • Use of high quality binoculars • Complimentary wifi • Entry/Admission - Dunedin
Duration
1h
Departure details
813 Harington Point Road, Otago 9077, New Zealand
Inclusions
Complimentary warm & waterproof jackets • Use of high quality binoculars • Complimentary wifi • Entry/Admission - Dunedin
Departure details
813 Harington Point Road, Otago 9077, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Most travellers can participate
Contact us if you are concerned about mobility or in a wheelchair
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    813 Harington Point Road
    813 Harington Point Road, Otago 9077, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • 1
    Taiaroa Head
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Monarch Wildlife Cruises - Wellers Rock Wharf
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    813 Harington Point Road
    813 Harington Point Road, Otago 9077, New Zealand
    See address & details
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5.0
59 reviews
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John Miller
4 contributions
Best tour ever
Apr 2021 • Couples
10 out of 10 for the whole experience. The knowledge of the skipper and crew was awesome. Spending extra time at sea watching a Humpback Whale was awesome and made it very special. The Albatross were absolutely beautiful and graceful
Written 26 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
MonarchWildlife
What a review! I think your feedback deserves a 10/10. Thank you for coming out with us.
Written 12 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Malcolm Stillion
Rai Valley NZ1 contribution
Best day we had in Dunedin
Apr 2021
Excellent info and spotting of birds, sea lions and seals from Aaron and Buddy. Really good warm windproof jackets and good binoculars included plus cup of tea and biscuits. Great day out and will recommend
Written 26 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
MonarchWildlife
Thank you Malcolm. The jackets and hot drinks really do the trick on the cooler days. Thankfully the cold weather usually means great viewing.
Written 12 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul H
12 contributions
Unique experience!
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic experience on the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Buddy and the crew went above and beyond to ensure an experience we will never forget!! When they spotted a hump back whale, Buddy got the boat as close as possible so we could enjoy an unexpected whale encounter! Of course the Royal Albatross flying very close to us and swimming beside us was just awesome!! Thank you all this trip was amazing- would highly recommend.
Written 25 April 2021
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MonarchWildlife
So happy you were lucky enough to see Humpback Whales! Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We hope to see you again one day.
Written 12 May 2021
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capitolnz
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
Incredible albatrosses, stunning Monarch
Mar 2021 • Couples
Wow, what a truly amazing experience. Every Kiwi should do this cruise, such excellent value and true kiwi hospitality. It was absolutely amazing to see the Albatross soar above the boat. The cruise commentary by the skipper was genuine and extremely informative. Probably the best little secret in Dunedin, I will be letting all my friends and family know to do this cruise whenever they next come south. Don’t be afraid of doing this in a cold southerly - best time to see the albatrosses soaring and they provide you with comfy warm coats to wear!
Written 8 March 2021
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MonarchWildlife
We pride ourselves on being a small kiwi-owned business and really appreciate the support from our fellow New Zealanders! THANK YOU for the awesome review.
Written 12 May 2021
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mcavty
Auckland, New Zealand104 contributions
A bucket list must do.
Jan 2021 • Couples
Can't rate them high enough. A must do. Great value, knowledgeable friendly crew. Super vintage boat of the highest standard.
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
MonarchWildlife
High praise! We really appreciate the kind words, thank you very much.
Written 12 May 2021
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Otago Visitor
2 contributions
Boating Experience
Dec 2020
Thanks to Buddy (the skipper) and his crew mate who gave me a most enjoyable tour of the harbour and animals of the peninsula. They were both so friendly and knowledgeable and the ongoing commentary was fantastic.
Written 31 December 2020
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Hannahlee36
Dunedin, New Zealand65 contributions
Great cruise but book tours for better rates.
Dec 2019
It was a good trip out. Wonderful day. Smiles all around. It was quite windy but we were well dressed.

I would recommend to book the tours with the cruise to get better rates!
Written 11 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MayadeviCochin
Cochin11 contributions
Four hour Monarch tour of Dunedin harbor, great value.
Nov 2020
The crew went over and above, supplying coats and binoculars, and drinks and snacks are available. It was an exciting journey, down the central part of Dunedin Harbor, out to the headlands, with the full display of wild sea-bird life on offer.
The staff are friendly and informative, so the journey was most pleasant. This tour is great for both tourists and locals alike, and currently it is great value for money. I cannot recommend it any more. Simply a great afternoon out and the harbor and wild headlands, and all that inhabit it, are highly scenic and interesting.
Written 6 November 2020
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Marie-Christine G
Ruby Bay, New Zealand87 contributions
Nice boat tour.
Sep 2020
It was a windy day however Captain Nigel was great at minimizing the discomfort of the tide and waves. His calm voice also shared his knowledge of local wildlife. September is not the ideal time for viewing but we did see Albatross and seals. Great trip out around the Lighthouse. Thoughtful to provide blankets and binoculars.
Written 5 October 2020
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Vikki_dunedin
10 contributions
Family friendly Sunday fun.
Sep 2020 • Family
Our family recently went on this cruise and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The skippers soothing tone as he narrated our journey, along with the rolling waves was very relaxing. The only improvement would have been a wine which I would have purchased had it not been for the distraction of my own children. Who by the way, were kept well entertained with binoculars and wildlife spotting. The crew then provided refreshments and hot chocolates to warm the hands after enjoying the crisp Dunedin elements. Thanks yo Trudy, Nigel, Aaron and crew. 10/10
Written 8 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Paul H
Paul H
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Awesome Wildlife Experience - a must see!
Fantastic experience on the Monarch with Buddy and the crew. There was so much albatross flying all around and lan
Noozealand
Noozealand
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Great afternoon trip.
What a great afternoon. Both bus drivers (one there and the other on the way back) were full of local knowledge and
Whio_NZ
Whio_NZ
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Happy Punters
My wife and I both really enjoyed the Sea 2 City tour. All the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and passionate ab
CollRr
CollRr
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An outstanding day tour
This tour of the Otago Peninsula is not to be missed. It included history of the area, beautiful views, a guided to
Zulu3652
Zulu3652
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Great Trip Down the Harbour
Wonderful, knowledgable and friendly crew make this cruise a pleasure. My favourite part was cruising around Tairo
PatDantas
PatDantas
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Awesome guides. Great experience.
Our guides Trudy and Rob were excellent. Rob, in particular, was a fountain of knowledge on Larnach castle and the
Sand_51714
Sand_51714
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Excellent
We were picked up at I-site by Craig who drove us to the Albatross centre very informative guy pointed out loads of
startwithaclick2015
startwithaclick2015
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So good, just book
Amazing adventure with Monarch Cruises, very professional and helpful right through from initial enquiry to the end
trevor m
trevor m
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Not to be missed experience
The guide was very knowledgable about the area and the castle. He toured us around the castle and then left us to e
sara_fearon
sara_fearon
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Absolutely fabulous
Fantastic day, learnt a lot saw awesome things, was well taken care if. Definitely recommend as it was just the bes
Judy L
Judy L
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Stunning trip
The combination of the land trip to Tairoa on the south side of the peninsula, the Tairoa tour, the hoiho visit, th
aexconde
aexconde
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A must-do in Dunedin!
Staff were knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs throughout the whole experience. Rob (one of the staff) kne
shigelbinks
shigelbinks
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Great crew, lovely day
The tour guides and the crew on thr boat we so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time seeing 3 species
Galiya2013
Galiya2013
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Excellent overview of Otago peninsula wildlife
Good Saturday afternoon experience Excellent commentary and service. Seen albatrosses, three types of shags, dolp
Docmcurry
Docmcurry
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GREAT day on the peninsula
Wonderful day and super knowledgeable guides on shore and on boat. Lots of wildlife and lots of fun!
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