Our wildlife tours are a must for locals and independent visitors alike. Experience for yourself the unique natural attractions that Dunedin has as we give you an in-depth insight into the rare and endangered wildlife, harbour history and the local maritime industry, on our popular Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise. In our fully commentated tour, our experienced wildlife skipper will show you.
As well as wildlife, you will also learn about Historic Quarantine Stations and old hulks on Quarantine Island.
Fishing boats, workboats, dredges and ships as we pass Port Chalmers and Carey's Bay
Wading birds and look for penguins and shags as we cruise past roosting and feeding areas
Historic pilot's houses, searchlights, gun emplacements and old whaling stations
Taiaroa Head with its shallow bays where you can see fur seals, nesting colonies of shags, albatross and much more
Sometimes we venture further out to sea where we may view oceanic sea-birds and marine mammals such as dolphins, sea lions or whales. This cruise is approximately 2 hours long if joining us from Portobello, or 1.5 hours if joining us from Port Chalmers. If joining from Port Chalmers and would like more time, please request to stay on for the ferry part of the trip too, which will take you to Portobello and back, at no extra charge.
We check the forecast carefully to ensure you will be as comfortable and safe as possible on your cruise. If you have any concerns please feel free to get in touch before booking.