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“A day full of adventure!”

Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

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 are in Dunedin, make sure to book these guys!

Thank Robb Z
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

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 times .

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This trip our to the albatross colony was more than we expected. Amazing being on the sea with the albatross flying right across the boat and the variety of other bird life was just so interesting. We appreciated the binoculars for a close up view of the chicks and the weather proof jackets to keep us warm. It was a fabulous trip.

Thank Ivy F
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were there on a particularly cold and stormy day. The crew did everything they could to maximize our comfort, including excellent raincoats, hot drinks, and cookies! We saw many seabirds, including albatross feeding their chicks, and fur seal pups. Can’t imagine how nice this cruise would be on a sunny day!

Thank Ann Z
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely informative cruise to the Albatross colony. Captain and crew very helpful with lots of knowledge on birds. Saw lots of Albatross at the colony and even managed to see dolphins. It was an amazing cruise. Nice cup of complementary tea as well.

Then off to the penquin reserve. Awwww visited penguin hospital. Guide so knowledgeable and interesting. He was so disappointed for us when we never got to see the yellow eye penguins coming out of the sea. But we saw seals, loads of them, blue penguins in their nesting boxes and a huge sea lion, fortunately from a long distance away. We had nothing to complain about. It was a lovely afternoon.

Finally, we were driven back to dunedin by yet another informative guide. Lots of information about the area. He kindly dropped us all off at our accommodation.

A great trip and well organised.

Thank ronella_de_vil
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