Port to Port Cruises & Wildlife Tours on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

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Cruise Ship Passengers

Welcome to Dunedin!

Because we know you are short on time, but want to see the best of Dunedin while you are here, we have designed a trip especially for you.

It’s the same as our usual Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise, except we have tailored the time and pick up/drop off locations to suit your needs.

We can collect you directly from the Port Chalmers Cruise Ship Terminal building.

The vessel will be warm and waiting nearby for your arrival.

Sunny, windy, cool or rainy, our vessel is brand new and custom-built with your comfort and warmth carefully considered, no matter the weather.

Viewing is exceptional from inside or outside our heated cabin. Your choice. (Even our bathroom is heated!)


Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise

The cruise will take us around the most scenic parts of the Otago Harbour with highlights aplenty.

Albatross, seals, sea birds, shipsgraveyards and scenery are all highlights of this jam packed cruise. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way!

We then visit the Taiaroa Head nature reserve. Home to the northern royal albatrass, fur seals, sea birds and much more. 

You will be offered a complimentary sweet treat on board.


Pick up point for Wildife Cruises is from Cruise Ship Terminal Building (A Shed), Port Chalmers


10:15am (returns 12:15pm)

1:15pm (returns 3:15pm)


$100 per adult

$66 per child


Contact us to book

Or book with the friendly staff at the Isite in the Cruise Ship Terminal Building.



Harbour Ferry Service

To Portobello Township, Otago Peninsula

Its only a few minutes from Port Chalmers, across the harbour, to visit the quaint township of Portobello, on the beautiful Otago Peninsula.

Take your time to stroll around and visit the local Penguin Café, pub or Maritime museum, or the famous Happy Hens souvenir shop. Or take the time to just sit and quietly enjoy the views across the harbour and islands, and the local wildlife. There is plenty to see on the way across the harbour and from the bays around Portobello.

You will be returned to your ship at Port Chalmers, a couple of hours later.


Pick up point for Ferry Transfers is from Cruise Ship Terminal Building (A Shed), Port Chalmers


9:15am (returns 1pm)

12:30pm (returns 3:35pm)


$40 per person


Please be aware that Portobello township is a 400 metre, flat, easy walk away from the wharf.

A guide will meet you at the Cruise ship Terminal building (A shed). Return to the same location for these cruises mentioned above.


Contact us to book. 

Or book with the friendly Isite Staff in the Cruise Ship Terminal Building at the Information Desk.

Cancellation policies apply.


Blue Penguin, relaxing in the harbour



Northern Rotal Albatross courting at sea

Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise

Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise

Cruise Ship Passengers

Cruise Ship Passengers

Harbour Ferry Service

Harbour Ferry Service

Private Charters

Private Charters

Add On-Shore Excursions

Add On-Shore Excursions