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Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

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Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4276
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A great way to spend a winter's day - believe it or not

A few hours aboard a Monarch cruise even in the depths of winter is time well spent. You'll never... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Britt_Skye_NZ
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
AWESOME EXPERIENCE

Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to explore Otago Peninsula with Bruce from Monarch Wildlife... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ILICITANO
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The crew of Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours take great delight and pride in getting our guests closer to our unique southern ocean wildlife, and to our glorious scenery.The Otago Peninsula and harbour is renowned for it's breeding populations of Northern Royal Albatross, Yellow-Eyed Penguins, Little Blue Penguins, furseals, sealions, and many other birds and mammals.Cruising on the MV Monarch is a great way to see them.
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Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A few hours aboard a Monarch cruise even in the depths of winter is time well spent. You'll never forget the experience of albatrosses swooping within metres of where you are on the boat, and the commentary on the harbour, its history and its wildlife...More

Thank Britt_Skye_NZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to explore Otago Peninsula with Bruce from Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours. I would like to say that all of us (my wife, my 9 year old son and myself) really enjoyed the experience. It was a long...More

Thank ILICITANO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the castle and wildlife tour package. Excellent guided tour inside the castle and the 360 degrees views from the rooftop is fabulous. After the castle, went to the Royal Albatross Centre to have close up views of this huge sea bird in their nesting...More

Thank hfngshnll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour, we saw several Northern Royal Albatross (chicks on the cliff, adults flying and up close to the boat), Bullers Albatross flying, Spotted and little shags, northern giant petrels, northern cape petrel, sea lion and seals and more! The commentary pointed it all out...More

Thank Rachpfox
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great wildlife and experience. Binoculars for everyone and lots of space so was a great all round experience.

Thank 7474Joy
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing that a major city is up the harbour. We saw Albatross, gulls, cormorants, seals on a bright clear day. Lovely. Watch out for weather though.

Thank stewixnz
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I really had a great day with this company and with my guide, David! Why? I ended up being the only person who booked for a tour for the whole day. Talk about getting the attention and all my answers being answered straight away! Aside...More

Thank jcbnavarra
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We opted for the Wildlife Cruise with a visit to Penguin Place. The team were super friendly and knowledgeable. Jackets and Binoculars were provided on the cruise, and much appreciated. Particularly with the chilly July weather. Chilly weather makes for fantastic Albatross spotting however! We...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The bird nerd that I am, I couldn't pass up the opportunity the see some of the world's largest sea birds in action. Though the weather was a bit rough, the crew was well prepared with waterproof jackets that kept even a Florida pansy like...More

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Took the Monarch cruise as part of the 'sundowner' package which included a pickup and drop back to my hostel, this cruise, the albatross center and the penguins plus dinner. Enjoyed the commentary of our driver cum guide as he picked up various people around...More

Thank wingsonwheels
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Sue G
3 February 2017|
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Response from Patrick N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it should do, as the trip lasts an hour. Staff are very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
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feldene
11 January 2016|
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Response from MonarchWildlife | Property representative |
Hi Feldene, I believe I have answered your other question - which covers this one. Kind regards, Chris Monarch Wildlife Cruises
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feldene
11 January 2016|
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Response from MonarchWildlife | Property representative |
Hi Feldene, Sorry for the slow reply. We offer wildlife cruises and tours within Dunedin. Unfortunately we don't cruise to other places in New Zealand. Find out more at out website or call us.
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