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Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

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Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4276
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monarch wild life cruises & tours

in a word excellent. the wild life pasrk and the work they are doing is terrific. Tour guide is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom C
A trip to remember

Endangered Hector’s dolphins swam beside our boat the 'Monarch'. Seals swam and lounged on rocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
adrienne110
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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 4 days ago

in a word excellent. the wild life pasrk and the work they are doing is terrific. Tour guide is commited to the program. Boat trip around the breading gounds was amazing. The boat is in excellent condition, very safe and safely navigated. Narration was clear...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Endangered Hector’s dolphins swam beside our boat the 'Monarch'. Seals swam and lounged on rocks. The Albatross soared above us. Definitely a trip to remember. The well informed and friendly skipper and crew, Buddy & Aaron helped make our day. Thanks guys, we had a...More

Thank adrienne110
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect wildlife spotting boat trip on the Otago harbour. Captain Buddys commentary was very informative assisted by Aaron in spotting all the wildlife. We saw so many albatross taking advantage of the strong wind gliding effortless above us. We also saw heaps of other birds,...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing day on the Monarch with my friends & family. Captain Buddy & Seaman Aaron both had a keen eye for spotting not just the albatross, but a smattering of other birds & sealife. Highlight definitely had to be the Hector’s dolphins....More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip on Otago harbour is always pleasant but toss in a beautiful day some playful seals and you have a recipe for a great day out, whilst perched off The heads watching for Albatross to fly overhead a seal popped up beside us with...More

Thank Ourmedia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a friend visiting from England on the one hour trip and was greeted by Buddy and immediately put at ease by his friendliness. I knew we were in for a treat. There were only 4 of us on board which was great as...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable and productive tour with Paul. Started at St Clair’s beach for the sunrise and finished with the blue penguins. Jam packed day with abundance of wildlife. Highly recommended.

Thank SGGNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Explored the wildlife on Otago Peninsula with Buddy, Aaron and Katelyn. What a knowledgeable crew - zoology and environmental studies qualifications - so were able to give us a highly informed explanation of the surrounds and history. Saw Little Blue Penguin, fur seal and albatross....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 30 August 2017

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

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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
12 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
12 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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