Albatross Wildlife & Harbour Cruise-From PORT CHALMERS

From NZD $130.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Dunedin, Otago
  • Product code: WLBB
For DUNEDIN LOCALS DISCOUNT see bottom of description.

Professional skipper, Rachel has had 18 years plus experience in skippering commercial craft in this area and in tour guiding and viewing the local wildlife on Otago Harbour.

Custom built vessel.

Quality binoculars, to borrow, on board.

Wildlife information sheets provided to keep.

Bathroom onboard and heated cabin.

Experience for yourself the unique natural attractions that Dunedin has to offer by joining our impressive Otago Harbour cruise. 


  • Albatross – See up to 10 different species at sea, and one species breeding on land
  • Fur Seals – Adults and pups in breeding rookeries all year round.
  • Shags – Nesting or feeding at sea
  • Penguins – Most commonly, Blue or Yellow Eyed, can be seen feeding at sea or on rocks along the coast
  • Dolphins – Up to three species can seen at certain times of the year, feeding and frolicking
  • Sea Lions – Can be seen feeding at sea or sleeping on beaches in the area, all year round
  • Sea birds – Such as shearwaters, petrels, prions, gannets, skuas, terns and much more
  • Wading birds – Such as spoonbills, oystercatchers, herons, godwits and much more.

Otago Harbour

  • Taiaroa Head Lighthouse – 1864
  • Former Cannon and Search Light Fortifications – From 1880s, WW1 and WW2
  • Port Chalmers – Container Port and Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Working Vessels – Such as Pilot Boats, Dredger, Tug Boats and Ships.
  • Carey’s Bay – Boat Builders Yard and Local Fishing Port
  • Quarantine Island – Historic Buildings and Former Quarantine Hospital
  • Whaling Station – Weller Rock Former Whaling Station
  • Historic Pilot’s Houses – History from the 1840’s to present day
  • Research Vessels – Of The University of Otago
  • Shipwrecks – Learn the dramatic history and see up to three derelict wrecks abandoned on the shoreline
  • Geology – Of Dunedin’s Extinct Volcano 
  • History – Human settlement and industry, including Maritime.

What to bring

  • You only need to bring yourself, your camera and your enthusiasm. Binoculars and warm jackets are provided for your use and wildlife information sheets are yours to take home, all free of charge.
  • Please dress warmly to ensure you will be comfortable throughout the duration of the cruise.

Small groups (approx 12-14 people max, unless by request or discretion of the skipper, as we are surveyed for 20.)

 You will start and finish at the same location, unless you would like to finish in a different location, then please ask us:)

If you have lived in Dunedin for at least 8 months of the year or more, you may be eligible for a local's discount. Please use voucher code LWLALL (for this product) and bring NZ photo ID with you on the day.

Discount ($10 per person, not including infants) .

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