Albatross, Wildlife and Harbour Cruise
Stunning wildlife, landscape and scenery from our custom-made boat MV Sootychaser. Enjoy interactive commentary by your experienced skipper/guide throughout the tour.
Look for wildlife such as fur seals, albatross and, sea lions, penguins, sea birds and mores! The old ships graveyards on Quarantine Island, the shipping movements and associated workboats and other aspects of the maritime industry are also highlights of this tour. Cruise past the port of Port Chalmers, up the Otago Harbour and of course Taiaroa Head, from the comfort and safety of Sootychaser.
Comfortable, cushioned seats and heated cabin.
Seating available on outer deck, modern bathroom onboard.
High quality binoculars to borrow and wildlife identification sheets (to take home) are provided free of charge.
Default pick up is Portobello if not specified.
Please send up a message or select Port Chalmers pick up otherwise.
(Drop off is at same location afterwards.)Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, Also available from 39 Peninsula Beach Road, Port Chalmers, Portobello, Dunedin 9011 New Zealand
Small group tours, fast custom built vessel. Comfortable, warm, enclosed cabin, or open outer deck.
On our tour.....
-Approx. 2 hours duration, if joining from Portobello. Or 1.5 hours if joining from Port Chalmers by default, unless specified.
-Travel from the most scenic part of the harbor, pass by the historic Quarantine Stations and old shipwrecks.
-See and learn about the fishing boats, workboats, dredges and ships as we pass Port Chalmers and Careys Bay.
-View wading birds and look for penguins sea lions and shags as we cruise past roosting and feeding areas.
-See/learn about the historic pilots houses, search light and gun emplacements and the old whaling stations.
-Take the time to cruise around Taiaroa Head, exploring the shallow bays to view fur seals and nesting colonies of shags, albatross, sea birds, marine mammals such as dolphins and more.
Usual departure times are 10am, 1:15pm, 4:00pm.
Please advise which times you'd prefer.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know if you have a baby (2 years or under) with you, so we can have the appropriate lifejackets available."
"Minimum numbers may apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Please wear a facemask if you have been recently unwell."
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
Duração: 90 To 120 Minutes
Ponto de partida:
1: 39 Peninsula Beach Road, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand
2: 837 Portobello Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Please specify on booking whether you would like to be picked up at Portobello (837 Portobello Road) or Port Chalmers (39 Peninsula Beach Road).
Default location is PortobelloPorts
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
- Port Chalmers (Back Beach)
- Portobello Wharf
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.