Natures Wonders - Albatross Express

1.5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $40 Per Adult

Natures Wonders - Albatross Express

1.5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $40 Per Adult

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      Natures Wonders - Albatross Express

      Dunedin, New Zealand
      From (USD) $40 Per Adult
      • Catamaran cruise: Discover the rugged beauty of the coast around Otago Harbor and learn the history of places like Fort Taiaroa, at the tip of the Otago Peninsula.
      • Nature watching: Join your experienced guide in the search for seals, penguins, and albatross, as well as a variety of wading birds and even sea lions.

      About This Dunedin Tour

      Albatross, little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals, several species of birds, and maybe even some New Zealand sea lions. Sighting any and all of these is more than possible when you approach them from the water on the made-for-viewing catamaran named Albatross Express.

      The Express is a two-story vessel capable of handling open waters. You can sit in the open deck on the roof, or inside the large cabin. Either way, the catamaran is able to navigate waters as shallow as three feet, so it can you pretty close to shore for a better view.

      One of the highlights of the cruise is at the head of the Otago Peninsula, at a place called Taiaroa. It was once an impressive Maori pa, or fortified settlement; it's also the site of Fort Taiaroa, famous for its disappearing artillery gun and the home of the only mainland royal albatross breeding colony in the world.

      Maori legends, New Zealand history, and one-of-a-kind wildlife sanctuaries. All Express-delivered in just 90 minutes.

      Plight of the Penguin

      In the 19th century, Otago Harbor wasn't deep enough for larger cargo carriers. At great expense, Dunedin officials launched a huge project to dig a new, deeper passage. On December 30, 1881, a cannon was fired as crowds gathered to witness the Penguin officially open the Victoria Channel. It got stuck, but eventually freed itself and completed the ceremony.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring money Bring money
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.

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