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For unrivalled viewing of Dunedin’s world renowned wildlife, Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours bring you close.
See Albatross, seals, penguins and up to 20 species of bird and marine life on and around the Otago Peninsula
South Island ▷ Coastal Otago ▷ Dunedin
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Nice and friendly staff on a one hour boat trip around Otago Peninsula. Saw lots of Albatross and seals.
Good activity with kids. Very interesting and the best way to see all the amazing wildlife. Friendly crew.
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.
Nice, affordable cruise passed seals, different species of birds and if you are lucky albatross and dolphins, with professional explanation from the guide.
A shorter boat trip, was really worth the money. nice and very informed guiding, well organised and equipped.
Start from Otago Peninsula. Team knows a lot and very good in spotting animals. Prepare everything - warm clothes (jacket as well as binoculars).
One of the real highlights of our 6+ weeks. The Northern Royal Albatross in flight near the point would have been worth it. To then see also Whitecapped and Bullers followed up by some Hectors Dolphins made it "Sweet As".
Well worth the drive to landing stage and boat captain kept us all interested. Heavily reliant on the wildlife playing their part but if you are lucky it is a fun trip.