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Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

#1 of 6 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Dunedin Features Animals
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4276
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Wonderful experience and great facilities onboard. So much wildlife to see!

Great wildlife and experience. Binoculars for everyone and lots of space so was a great all round... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
7474Joy
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Beautiful

Amazing that a major city is up the harbour. We saw Albatross, gulls, cormorants, seals on a bright... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stewixnz
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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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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+64 3-477 4276

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great wildlife and experience. Binoculars for everyone and lots of space so was a great all round experience.

Thank 7474Joy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing that a major city is up the harbour. We saw Albatross, gulls, cormorants, seals on a bright clear day. Lovely. Watch out for weather though.

Thank stewixnz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really had a great day with this company and with my guide, David! Why? I ended up being the only person who booked for a tour for the whole day. Talk about getting the attention and all my answers being answered straight away! Aside...More

Thank jcbnavarra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We opted for the Wildlife Cruise with a visit to Penguin Place. The team were super friendly and knowledgeable. Jackets and Binoculars were provided on the cruise, and much appreciated. Particularly with the chilly July weather. Chilly weather makes for fantastic Albatross spotting however! We...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The bird nerd that I am, I couldn't pass up the opportunity the see some of the world's largest sea birds in action. Though the weather was a bit rough, the crew was well prepared with waterproof jackets that kept even a Florida pansy like...More

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Took the Monarch cruise as part of the 'sundowner' package which included a pickup and drop back to my hostel, this cruise, the albatross center and the penguins plus dinner. Enjoyed the commentary of our driver cum guide as he picked up various people around...More

Thank wingsonwheels
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We spent an excellent afternoon aboard the MV 'Monarch' Cruising the Otago Harbour, out to the entrance. We were treated to a commentary of the history of harbour and surrounds, as we passed bays and settlements. We saw many different species of wildlife in their...More

Thank rosshoulker
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were welcomed aboard by Buddy and Aaron and were given long, warm coats to combat the drizzle. We had such a wonderful afternoon spotting albatross, seals, sea lions, little blue penguins, and a plethora of other sea-birds. Buddy had informative and entertaining commentary and...More

Thank 252Sophie
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We finally went on a Wildlife Cruise on the Monarch. After a week of terrible weather we were lucky to get perfect conditions. From the minute we stepped on the boat Buddy and Shaun made us very welcome. Buddy sure knows his local history and...More

1  Thank Gail A
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wildlife is amazing. Great trip with awesome views and we will definitely be back.

Thank Phillip B
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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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