Dunedin Otago Harbor Wildlife Cruise Excursion Reviews

See the natural beauty of Dunedin's Otago Harbor with a wildlife cruise.
Thankfully the wildlife cruise provided heavy and warm coats - it was freezing and raining!
Sail Date: April 2019
Thankfully the wildlife cruise provided heavy and warm coats - it was freezing and raining! Interesting seeing the birds and the rocks close up.
Thankfully the wildlife cruise provided heavy and warm coats - it was freezing and raining! Interesting seeing the birds and the rocks close up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour was exceptional.
Sail Date: March 2019
This tour was exceptional. We headed out on the Monarch to the entrance of the harbour, spotting a couple of Little Blue Penguins along the way. Quite a swell out in the open sea but only one person was unwell. Crew bring around coffee, ... Read More
This tour was exceptional. We headed out on the Monarch to the entrance of the harbour, spotting a couple of Little Blue Penguins along the way. Quite a swell out in the open sea but only one person was unwell. Crew bring around coffee, tea and delicious shortbread. Warm jackets are provided as are binoculars. We spotted several albatross - take your breath away when you see them in full flight. In addition there were a few fur seals and up on the cliff face were baby Albatross. Fantastic tour, thoroughly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Great fun!
Sail Date: February 2019
Great fun! My wife & I and one other tourist clamored aboard a small boat with the captain and a tour presenter. The boat took us to an albatross rookeries where there were also pupping sea lions. Good info. Good pictures. Nice tour ... Read More
Great fun! My wife & I and one other tourist clamored aboard a small boat with the captain and a tour presenter. The boat took us to an albatross rookeries where there were also pupping sea lions. Good info. Good pictures. Nice tour staff. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This boat was so old.
Sail Date: December 2018
This boat was so old. The ride was really rough and all the " wildlife" consisted of a few birds that flew by and you could only see by looking through binoculars that were difficult to focus on while trying to maintain your ... Read More
This boat was so old. The ride was really rough and all the " wildlife" consisted of a few birds that flew by and you could only see by looking through binoculars that were difficult to focus on while trying to maintain your balance on the rocking boat. Boat was very old and not comfortable! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Took drive along Otago Peninsular then boarded a small vessel for look for seals and albatross - ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Took drive along Otago Peninsular then boarded a small vessel for look for seals and albatross - saw plenty
Took drive along Otago Peninsular then boarded a small vessel for look for seals and albatross - saw plenty Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Whilst it was a bit windy with 2 metre swells it was a pleasant experience and we saw a lot of ...
Sail Date: November 2018
Whilst it was a bit windy with 2 metre swells it was a pleasant experience and we saw a lot of birds especially the albatross and seals, dolphins the odd turtle ! And if you were quick enough to spot them the occasional penguin (but they ... Read More
Whilst it was a bit windy with 2 metre swells it was a pleasant experience and we saw a lot of birds especially the albatross and seals, dolphins the odd turtle ! And if you were quick enough to spot them the occasional penguin (but they were too fast). The crew were knowledgeable and very friendly and helpful. Worth doing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Theboat tour of the harbor area started with a tour boat docking just aft of the ship making it ...
Sail Date: February 2018
Theboat tour of the harbor area started with a tour boat docking just aft of the ship making it easy to board. The ride around the harbor and just out into the ocean highlighted local birds and sea life. Fur seals, black swans, and ... Read More
Theboat tour of the harbor area started with a tour boat docking just aft of the ship making it easy to board. The ride around the harbor and just out into the ocean highlighted local birds and sea life. Fur seals, black swans, and albatross were seen. The narration was very good. Binoculars and heavy jackets were provided. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This excursion seemed to be a great trip and the ships captain was informative.
Sail Date: February 2018
This excursion seemed to be a great trip and the ships captain was informative. unfortunately for me it was not that good as I was very sick by this stage and unable to appreciate it properly
This excursion seemed to be a great trip and the ships captain was informative. unfortunately for me it was not that good as I was very sick by this stage and unable to appreciate it properly Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saw a lot of dolphins!!
Sail Date: December 2017
Saw a lot of dolphins!! Nice cruise around the area. Rough water made 2 in our group seasick.
Saw a lot of dolphins!! Nice cruise around the area. Rough water made 2 in our group seasick. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Saw sea lions, blue penguins, nesting albatross.
Sail Date: February 2017
Saw sea lions, blue penguins, nesting albatross. Then we got bus into Dunedin and walked round beautiful botanic gardens
Saw sea lions, blue penguins, nesting albatross. Then we got bus into Dunedin and walked round beautiful botanic gardens Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was OK but marine life was sparse.
Sail Date: February 2017
This was OK but marine life was sparse. We were told to look out for albatross but of course they weren;t in flight so were hard to spot. During sail away, however, we had a much better view of the albatross in flight! Dunedin town is ... Read More
This was OK but marine life was sparse. We were told to look out for albatross but of course they weren;t in flight so were hard to spot. During sail away, however, we had a much better view of the albatross in flight! Dunedin town is lovely though hilly. The railway station has lovely tiles and is an interesting building. Dunedin is a university town so there are lots of students about. There was a craft market on in the centre, just below the statue of Robbie Burns. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was part of a tour that also included sheep shearing demonstration and an 8 wheeled vehicle ride ...
Sail Date: March 2016
It was part of a tour that also included sheep shearing demonstration and an 8 wheeled vehicle ride to see a seal colony and seal pups.
It was part of a tour that also included sheep shearing demonstration and an 8 wheeled vehicle ride to see a seal colony and seal pups. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent with good commentary
Sail Date: March 2012
Excellent with good commentary
Excellent with good commentary Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises