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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...more
Lots of fun cruising on the harbor for two hours. Dark by the time we came back & the city lights were very cool. Great sounds being played on the speaker system. Friendly staff, cheap drinks. Just not enough food provided for the amount of...More
Went on the hour long cruise. Knowledgeable staff with a good commentary to see Royal Albatross plus several different shags and also the Royal Spoonbill. Heartily recommend the trip. It got a bit bouncy for a few minutes but overall it was great.
I really like penguins and wanted to see the Yellow Eyed penguins they have in this part of New Zealand, so we booked the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Penguin Place during a spring cruise. I did see the penguins and more. We met the...More
I did the entire tour yesterday - 20.07.2018 – starting with Larnach Castle, the boat trip with stunning views of the Peninsula and the ocean and at the end of the day I visited the Penguin Center. I had the best time and enjoyed every...More
4 hours of enjoyable harbour cruising with excellent and highly interesting commentary along the way, history, natural history, geography and more. Plenty of wildlife to see also. really hospitable & knowledgeable hosts in Buddy & Aaron; thanks guys. A most enjoyable afternoon.
We arrived in Dunedin on board a cruise ship and took this harbour cruise which left the jetty close to where our ship was moored. The cruise was on a small boat out to the entrance to the harbour to view albatross nests (with young...More
While in Dunedin we went to the isite to book a tour of the Larnach castle. Since we were on foot, she recommended Monarch tours. Then we were upsold to the wildlife cruise, and then they totally hooked us when they said penguins. The gentleman...More
Took the 60 minute cruise and highly recommend. It is a small boat so not too many people. We saw cormorants, seals, seal pups, albatrosses, and other sea birds. Binoculars and warm coats are provided. Commentary was excellent and the staff were friendly and circled...More
My husband and I loved this cruise. We were lucky enough to have the most beautiful weather and also an albatross on board! The albatross had crash landed, wss rescued, rested and was being released. Buddy's commentary was excellent, very informative and he pointed out...More
We booked a 4hour cruise from Dunedin.it was well organised, staff were friendly and attentive.
Commentary very helpful.Saw some wildlife during the cruise.
Although the weather was cold and wet waterproof jackets hotdrinks and a well placed heater kept us warm.