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Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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About Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
The crew of Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours take great pride in getting our guests closer to unique southern ocean wildlife and spectacular local scenery. The Otago Peninsula and Harbour is renowned for it's breeding populations of northern royal albatross, yellow-eyed & blue penguins, NZ fur seals, sea lions, and many other wildlife species. We think cruising on the MV Monarch is the BEST way to see them.
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Paul H wrote a review Apr 2021
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Review of: City to Sea Tour
Fantastic experience on the Monarch with Buddy and the crew. There was so much albatross flying all around and landing on the water alongside us - fantastic!! Then the appearance of a hump back whale just added to an already awesome experience. Buddy went above and beyond today and we really appreciated it. We would rate this wildlife adventure cruise as a must do when visiting Dunedin. My only regret is my camera was just so inadequate for the many many photo opportunities!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from MonarchWildlife, Manager at Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks Paul, it sounds like you struck gold with a fantastic trips! Very happy to hear the great feedback about Buddy and crew. Hopefully we will see you again one day.
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John Miller wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
10 out of 10 for the whole experience. The knowledge of the skipper and crew was awesome. Spending extra time at sea watching a Humpback Whale was awesome and made it very special. The Albatross were absolutely beautiful and graceful
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from MonarchWildlife, Manager at Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
What a review! I think your feedback deserves a 10/10. Thank you for coming out with us.
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Malcolm Stillion wrote a review Apr 2021
Rai Valley NZ1 contribution
Excellent info and spotting of birds, sea lions and seals from Aaron and Buddy. Really good warm windproof jackets and good binoculars included plus cup of tea and biscuits. Great day out and will recommend
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from MonarchWildlife, Manager at Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Malcolm. The jackets and hot drinks really do the trick on the cooler days. Thankfully the cold weather usually means great viewing.
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Paul H wrote a review Apr 2021
12 contributions2 helpful votes
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What a fantastic experience on the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. Buddy and the crew went above and beyond to ensure an experience we will never forget!! When they spotted a hump back whale, Buddy got the boat as close as possible so we could enjoy an unexpected whale encounter! Of course the Royal Albatross flying very close to us and swimming beside us was just awesome!! Thank you all this trip was amazing- would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from MonarchWildlife, Manager at Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
So happy you were lucky enough to see Humpback Whales! Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We hope to see you again one day.
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Noozealand wrote a review Apr 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand1 contribution
Review of: City to Sea Tour
What a great afternoon. Both bus drivers (one there and the other on the way back) were full of local knowledge and information. The two guys on the boat were just a helpful and made us feel comfortable.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from MonarchWildlife, Manager at Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Our team really prides itself on providing the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review.
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