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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguins

Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguins
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Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Combine a Monarch Wildlife Cruise with its excellent display of marine wildlife and a guided tour of a Yellow-eyed Penguin Colony located in an isolated cove on the Otago Peninsula. While your cruise ship is berthed at Port Chalmers, enjoy an informative and entertaining sightseeing tour of Dunedin City before joining your wildlife cruise where you can see fur seals, little blue penguins, albatross, and more. Following your cruise make a stop for a quick lunch break and then make your way to the unique and isolated Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony with Nature Wonders.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950P94
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Monarch Wildlife Cruise
  • Entrance Fees & Guided Tours
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin
  • Entry/Admission - Natures Wonders Naturally
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Port Chalmers, New Zealand All passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 8:45am.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Monarch Wildlife Cruise
  • Entrance Fees & Guided Tours
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin
  • Entry/Admission - Natures Wonders Naturally
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Port Chalmers, New Zealand All passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 8:45am.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Sep 2020
A note from Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguins
Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please where a facemask for all transport.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port Chalmers
    Port Chalmers, New Zealand
    All passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 8:45am.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Otago Peninsula
    University of Otago
  • 1
    Monarch Wildlife Cruises - Wellers Rock Wharf
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Royal Albatross Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Natures Wonders Naturally
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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JAK1211
Vienna, Austria6 contributions
This was a great way to get an overview of Dunedin and then head out on the peninsula to see wildlife. We picked up a small boat to cruise along the coast to see fur seals, many types of native bird colonies, including albatross. From there, we had lunch at a snack bar and then went to a wildlife center to see more seals and penguin nesting grounds. We had not booked a private tour, but had one anyway. Our guide, Ross, a Dunedin native was a treasure trove of interesting information and a great ambassador for the region. Highly recommend.
Written 25 January 2020
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review of your Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguin Tour from Port Chalmers. This is a brand new tour we have just started this cruise ship season and it's great to see such positive reviews start to come in. I'm also glad that your guide, Ross, made your excursion all the more enjoyable and interesting. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him! Thanks for the recommendation and I hope you get to return to Dunedin again sometime soon!
Written 28 January 2020
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June B
1 contribution
Everything about this trip was perfect! We were met promptly at the cruise terminal by the absolutely delightful Heike and taken to our very comfortable mini-bus. An added bonus was that we were the only people on the tour that day. All the destinations were fascinating and memorable, and we had the added bonus of a few ‘extras’, Heike being more than willing to literally go the extra mile to make sure we saw and experienced as much of her beautiful city as we could.
Written 6 December 2019
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Canterburyleisure
Thank you for such a great review of your Dunedin Sights, Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguin tour from Port Chalmers. This is one of our brand new shore excursions that we are running this season, so it's great to see some positive feedback starting to come in. I'm pleased that Heike was so accommodating for your group and went the extra mile to ensure your day in Otago was a memorable one. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him! Thanks again and I hope you get to visit New Zealand again soon!
Written 9 December 2019
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Leisure Tours
alanbigal308
alanbigal308
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Great Tour, Highly recommended
Great tour, highly recommended. Our driver, Graham, was spot on time, kept us well informed, told some great stori
X3489BRpatrickw
X3489BRpatrickw
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Bad WOTR experience
This trip never happened and when we got reception in our hotel to ring the company they were very rude. Still wait
Shirley-Ann M
Shirley-Ann M
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Family reunion at Matariki
We stayed at Ridgecliff Accrington Farmhouse on Chorlton Road. Our Matariki weekend was a family reunion. There wer
LukeW2332
LukeW2332
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Unique experience
Really cute little place and the lady is lovely at the gate. A whacky but unique experience recommend highly ❤️
WendyM34
WendyM34
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Sensory Overload!!
Ohhh my Lord!! A once in a lifetime experience absolutely and wholly recommend! Firstly the scenery sea and snow al
Bruce-Ange
Bruce-Ange
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Awesome trip
Seeing the Hectors dolphins was the highlight of the trip but we enjoyed the entire trip. The van guide was knowle
NinaWaterhouse
NinaWaterhouse
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Excellent tour guide/driver
The driver was great! He definitely made the tour perfect! The wineries were good, enjoyed the lunch provided
StormAMurphy
StormAMurphy
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Great experience
Graeme was excellent, very friendly, kept us on time and comfortable. Bus/van was clean and spacious with air condi
Ab752019
Ab752019
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Fab way to spend an afternoon !!
Graham was an excellent host/tour guide/driver. We were kept comfortable and entertained ! The winery’s were love
jjh673
jjh673
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Great wines and no driving required!
Great guide/driver. Relaxed atmosphere, with good commentary throughout the trip out and during the return. Topped
Sarah W
Sarah W
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Tantalize those tastebuds!
Thanks Graham for a great tour! We enjoyed sampling a wide range of wines, discovering new favourites, and finding
Excursion794423
Excursion794423
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Incredible tour highly recommended
Great day, fantastic vessel, highly recommended. Saw three whales, + all sortsof other marine ceratrures incredibl
tsvetelina13
tsvetelina13
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Wine tour - excellent experience
Graham is a great tour guide. Lunch was delicious. The group was great mix of people, I had a lot of fun and I enjo
Nicolas C
Nicolas C
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Great Experience - Muy buena experiencia
It was the first time I was doing something like that and I love it. The environment was very nice, our driver guid
gjwhitford
gjwhitford
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Wine tour
Wine tour what a wonderful afternoon out the lunch is worth the money just beautiful the tour operator very friendl
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