Albatross and Wildlife Harbour Cruise
Albatross and Wildlife Harbour Cruise See the very best of some of New Zealand's wildlife and still have enough time to explore on your own once finished while...
DescriptionAlbatross and Wildlife Harbour Cruise See the very best of some of New Zealand's wildlife and still have enough time to explore on your own once finished while you are in port in Dunedin. This very special, small group wildlife cruise is conducted onboard a custom-made vessel with an experienced local guide who is ready to show you the areas wildlife such as albatross, penguins, seals and much more. Travel the length of the shipping channel from Port Chalmers to Taiaroa Head nature reserve. This area is home to albatross, seals, sea and harbor birds, shags and cormorants. Typically, you may also see penguins and sometimes sea lions and dolphins. There are many other animals too that will occasionally make an appearance. This tour will allow you to view between 10-20 different species of animals. Receive a wildlife sheet to take home with the animals you have seen to help you remember this very special day on the water. Passing the main port, you may also see different ships, tugboats, fishing vessels and sometimes pilot boats and other workboats. You may also pass the quarantine stations on Quarantine Island, viewing the shipwrecks that reside there as your boat skipper guide will point out navigational markers and other interesting things. Please Note: Tours are rarely cancelled due to bad weather. The boat has a comfortable, heated cabin with large windows, so the cold, rain or wind is never a problem. We heat the cabin to between 18-25(C) degrees and there is a modern and heated toilet/bathroom onboard. The skipper will never take the vessel out if they are in doubt as to the safety of the passengers or vessel due to the weather conditions.
Cruise Ship Pier, a short walk to the wharf area.