Boat Tours & water sports in Dunedin

Top Boat Tours & Water Sports in Dunedin, New Zealand

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Dunedin

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What travellers are saying

  • Alwyn F
    2 contributions
    Everything was perfect from the booking to the skipper and crew
    Monarch is a very safe boat that gets you to see some amazing places
    A great way to spend my 70th birthday on a 70 year old
    Thanks
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • John L
    Cambridge, New Zealand212 contributions
    Monarch has taken customer service to a new level!!

    Last August i booked three places on the City to Sea tour through one of the on-line booking agencies. In November the agency emailed me cancelling the booking saying Monarch were 'no longer running on that day.'
    So last week whilst in Dunedin, i was in the I-Centre and to my surprise saw the same tour advertised. To cut a long story short, i phoned Monarch who told me the agency had cancelled the booking saying the customer (me) had cancelled!!. So although the cancellation was through no fault of their own, Monarch put on a special "City to Sea"trip for the three of us. How incredible is that??
    So with the boat to ourselves, we enjoyed the most amazing trip out to see the sea life and in particular the Albatrosses. What a wonderful sight they were. In the strong winds, the birds were having a wonderful time gliding over the headland Truly a wonderful spectacle.
    Thanks to Buddy and Tim for their hosting us on the boat and to Monarch as a whole for their unbelievable level of customer service. Thank you so much.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • Andy Mack
    1 contribution
    Really great trip, Rachel was a expert guide and skipper, we saw lots of Albatross and sea life.. really informative about the wildlife and harbour history..Highly recommend
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • Janice
    3 contributions
    Great tour. Loved the drive along the peninsula to Larnach''s Castle, plenty of time for house tour and good look at gardens and to have lunch. Continued along peninsula winding our way down to Weller's Bay to meet the boat. Beautiful blue skies, warm weather cruising out of the harbour out to sea. Amazingly we saw multiple albatross soaring around the boat, dolphins, blue penguins, sea lions and fur seals. Could see albatross nesting on the cliff and fur seals lounging on the rocks. All the time a running commentary was made by the skipper Buddy. Neil also was pointing out various birds and Elliott gave a lot of interesting information as we cruised back up the harbour to Dunedin. Well worth including this tour in your Dunedin stay.
    Written 2 December 2021
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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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  • joyce d
    Sudbury, Canada19 contributions
    Asta was a wonderful tour guide. She managed to keep everyone with some different goals happy. We were particularly pleased with the drive through the Otago peninsula and our boat cruise out to view the albatross colony. We saw a lot in our very limited time off the cruise ship. Asta was very kind and shared some of her photos.
    Written 14 April 2019
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