Wildlife Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

60 minute cruise on the Otago Peninsula
View the rich in diverse marine life
Encounter New Zealand's southern ocean birds
View the breathtaking and rugged coastline
Comfortable and warm vessel
Binoculars & commentary provided on cruise

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Mon, Apr 22, 2024

What you can expect

Discover New Zealand’s Otago Peninsula on this 60 minute wildlife cruise. The region is rich in diverse marine life and you will get to witness these marine mammals up close in their natural environment. Onboard the MV Monarch, passengers will delight in viewing Albatross in the world’s ONLY mainland nesting place. Other common marine life that you will see are the NZ Furseals fighting and playing on the rocks and the NZ Sealions returning to the beaches. While onboard listen to interesting commentary about the wildlife, history and geology of the region. This tour is part scenic cruise and part wildlife cruise as you take in the sights of the Otago coastline on the way out to sea. Cruises depart daily from Wellers Rock Wharf, Otago Peninsula with additional cruises available in the summer season.

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • A 60 minute wildlife cruise Departing from Wellers Rock Wharf 813 Harington Point Rd, discover the rugged coastline, rolling farmland and quaint townships of the region with commentary on the passing scenes and wildlife
  • Warm jackets are provided and the aft deck is enclosed and heated
Highlights
  • Cruise the Otago Harbour and encounter New Zealand's southern ocean marine and bird life
  • Keep an eye on sky as the Northern Royal Albatross maybe soaring above returning to their mainland nesting ground. The world's only mainland nesting grounds for the Albatross
  • Watch the native Fur Seal fight and play on the rocks around their breeding rookeries and witness the endangered native Sea Lions returning to the sandy beaches
  • Out towards the open sea you may spot you may see penguins, dolphins and other marine mammals
  • View the breathtaking and rugged coastline close to the entrance of the Otago Harbour
Time
  • Summer Schedule: 1st October - 31st March : 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm
  • Winter Schedule: 1st April - 30th September : 2:30pm
Duration
  • 60 minutes
Location
  • Departing from Wellers Rock Wharf 813 Harington Point Rd, Otakou
Departure Location
  • Departing from Wellers Rock Wharf 813 Harington Point Rd, Otakou
  • Summer Schedule: 1st October - 31st March : 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm
  • Winter Schedule: 1st April - 30th September : 2:30pm
What To Bring
  • Please ensure to dress in accordance with the weather predication
  • A warm coat and sun protection is recommend
Additional Information
  • The tour is suitable for most people with limited mobility
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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$57.96AUD
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