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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
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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.
We were driving passed the wharf as the boat pulled in and decided to stop. Am so glad we did because the hour long trip to see the albatross was magical. We were lucky to have great weather, calm seas and only a score of...More
Rob picked me up right on time and took me to my destinations, all while giving me lots of local information about what we saw along the way. He stopped over to let me take pictures and even guided me on one stop. If you...More
Excellent afternoon which was enhanced by the attitude of all the staff involved.
My wife had a knee problem which meant that she could not participate fully, however, all the staff made her feel included and made sure that someone was with her at all...More