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Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please where a facemask for all transport.
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Updated 20-09-23
Overview
Combine a Monarch Wildlife Cruise with its excellent display of marine wildlife and a guided tour of a Yellow-eyed Penguin Colony located in an isolated cove on the Otago Peninsula. While your cruise ship is berthed at Port Chalmers, enjoy an informative and entertaining sightseeing tour of Dunedin City before joining your wildlife cruise where you can see fur seals, little blue penguins, albatross, and more. Following your cruise make a stop for a quick lunch break and then make your way to the unique and isolated Yellow-eyed Penguin breeding colony with Nature Wonders.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port Chalmers
    Port Chalmers, New Zealand
    All passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 8:45am.
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  • Pass by
    Otago Peninsula
    University of Otago
  • 1
    Monarch Wildlife Cruises - Wellers Rock Wharf
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    The Royal Albatross Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Natures Wonders Naturally
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Port Chalmers
    Port Chalmers, New Zealand
    All passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 8:45am.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Monarch Wildlife Cruise
  • Entrance Fees & Guided Tours
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Monarch Wildlife Cruises - Wellers Rock Wharf
  • Entry/Admission - Natures Wonders Naturally
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JAK1211 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Vienna, Austria6 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguins
Responded Jan. 28, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review of your Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguin Tour from Port Chalmers. This is a brand new tour we have just started this cruise ship season and it's great to see such positive reviews start to come in. I'm also glad that your guide, Ross, made your excursion all the more enjoyable and interesting. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him! Thanks for the recommendation and I hope you get to return to Dunedin again sometime soon!
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June B wrote a review Dec. 2019
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Everything about this trip was perfect! We were met promptly at the cruise terminal by the absolutely delightful Heike and taken to our very comfortable mini-bus. An added bonus was that we were the only people on the tour that day. All the destinations were fascinating and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Dunedin Shore Excursion: Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguins
Responded Dec. 9, 2019
Thank you for such a great review of your Dunedin Sights, Wildlife Cruise & Yellow Eyed Penguin tour from Port Chalmers. This is one of our brand new shore excursions that we are running this season, so it's great to see some positive feedback starting to come in. I'm pleased that Heike was so accommodating for your group and went the extra mile to ensure your day in Otago was a memorable one. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him! Thanks again and I hope you get to visit New Zealand again soon!
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