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OTAGO HARBOR WILDLIFE CRUISE

Adults $101 USD
Child (Age 5-15) $62 USD
Infants (Under Age 5) $42 USD
Per Person R/T transfers from local hotels (Optional-must purchase min of 2-includes a city tour) $63 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

OTAGO HARBOR WILDLIFE CRUISE

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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.

Hotel guests choosing to purchase the optional round trip transfers will be treated to a city tour en route to the beginning of the harbor cruise.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Dedicated, experienced captain
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Comfortable, custom-built boat
  • Wildlife information sheets
  • Otago Harbor Cruise (1.5 hours)
  • Breathtaking panoramic views
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Optional hotel pickup with city tour (additional cost)

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Departures (local time)

  • 10:10 AM (1.5 hrs) Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Tour length is approximate.
  • 1:25 PM (1.5 hrs) Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Tour length is approximate.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Cruise ship passengers will be picked up at the cruise ship pier. After the tour, cruise passengers will take the easy, 5-10 minute walk back to the cruise ship pier.
• Hotel guests can either find their own way to the meeting location or purchase round trip transfers from their hotel for an additional charge at the time of booking. Transfers include a city tour.
• 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.

Restrictions

• 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.
• Hotel guests wishing to purchase the optional Round Trip hotel transfers must purchase a minimum of 2 spaces. Please note that a city tour is included in this transfer.