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Otago Harbor Wildlife Cruise

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Otago Harbor Wildlife Cruise

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Overview



Great boat, knowledgeable captain and abundant wildlife...what are you waiting for?

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated, passionate boat captain. Her enthusiasm for her city's natural beauty is contagious and she loves sharing it with visitors from near and far.

The rugged beauty of Otago Harbor is undeniable. Its hilly, volcanic terrain, accented with deep grooves and furrows, provides a stunning backdrop to the deep blue water.

You'll head out into the harbor in your fast, custom-built, comfortable boat in search of local wildlife, which is plentiful here. Your captain is an expert at knowing how to find the animals, including several types of albatross, fur seals, and other sea birds, such as Cape Petrels, Caspian Terns and Black Swans. Sometimes friendly dolphins and adorable penguins make an appearance too. Choose a spot on the spacious deck for eye-level views of wildlife or watch through the large viewing windows in the spacious heated cabin. Keep your camera handy for some great wildlife photo ops!

As you cruise the harbor, your knowledgeable guide will relate fascinating stories of the area's maritime history, including historic shipwrecks resting in their watery graves and the nearby quarantine stations on Quarantine Island.

After the tour, take the easy, 5-10 minute walk back to the cruise ship pier.

-After the tour, cruise passengers will take the easy, 5-10 minute walk back to the cruise ship pier.
- Binoculars will be available for use during the tour.
- Please wear warm clothing. If needed, jackets will be provided during the tour.
- The boat has a heated cabin and a restroom.

- This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.
- This tour can accommodate up to 12 passengers.
- All guests must be able to step down into the boat.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 10:10 AM, duration: 1.5 hours Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Tour length is approximate.
  • 01:25 PM, duration: 1.5 hours Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Tour length is approximate.


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