Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours, Coastal Otago, NZ - 45 travel reviews for Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
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Ranking: 8/10

Nice and friendly staff on a one hour boat trip around Otago Peninsula. Saw lots of Albatross and seals.

Reviewed 10 months ago and experienced in February 2017

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Ranking: 9/10

Good activity with kids. Very interesting and the best way to see all the amazing wildlife. Friendly crew.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Des Corner

Ranking: 10/10

This was a fabulous tour (T3) which enabled us to pack a lot of wildlife viewing into one day. The staff were friendly and knowledgable and ensured that my husband got his binoculars back after leaving them in the minibus. The driver stopped at viewpoints to enable us to take photos and gave clear instructions of when to be where for collection for transport to the next location. We were able to get close to the albatrosses and penguins and lots of information was given about them. The boat trip enabled us to get good views of the seabirds and seals. The little snack pies on the trip back to base were unexpected and very tasty. I have already recommended Monach to other people we met on our holiday.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Martin Bakker


Ranking: 9/10

Nice, affordable cruise passed seals, different species of birds and if you are lucky albatross and dolphins, with professional explanation from the guide.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Peer Krumrey


Ranking: 10/10

A shorter boat trip, was really worth the money. nice and very informed guiding, well organised and equipped.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Stefanie Menz


Ranking: 9/10

Start from Otago Peninsula. Team knows a lot and very good in spotting animals. Prepare everything - warm clothes (jacket as well as binoculars).

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in March 2013