Otago Harbor Wildlife Cruise

Otago Harbor Wildlife Cruise  (Careys Bay, Taiaroa Head)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the breathtaking beauty of Otago Harbor on our Wildlife Cruise, getting up close with royal albatross, fur seals, and cormorants
  • Depart Port Chalmers and travel aboard the Vivienne J, cruising past historic Careys Bay and the spectacular Taiaroa Head lighthouse
  • Savor a hot drink and biscuit as we glide through the Quarantine Islands, with views of the surrounding Aramoana cliffs and tidal sandflats
  • Look for penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and other rare Southern Ocean wildlife, cementing Dunedin's reputation as New Zealand's nature capital
  • Secure this unforgettable excursion now for our industry-leading guarantees and competitive pricing
Price: $89.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The Cruise Pier Area.
Food/Beverage Provided Morning tea is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend guests wear comfortable and layered clothing that may be removed.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step on and off the boat and bus.

Otago Harbor Wildlife Cruise

This tour sets off from the Port Chalmers Cruise Terminal and shuttled to our boat, the Vivienne J.

On this excursion you will enjoy a 2-hour cruise along Otago Harbor and beyond. Here you will get a beautiful view of the historic Careys Bay and experience a wildlife cruise around Taiaroa Head.

Enjoy a hot drink and a biscuit as you travel through the beautiful Quarantine Islands and past the historic Careys Bay. The cruise then continues past the Aramoana cliffs and tidal sandflats, past the picturesque Taiaroa Head lighthouse, and out to sea.

You'll get close to royal albatross, fur seal and cormorant breeding colonies. You may also see blue penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and other rare Southern Ocean animals. By the time you're dropped back to your ship you'll know why Dunedin is the Nature Capital of NZ.