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Dunedin Cruise Excursion: Otago Peninsula Cruise & Penguins Tour

By Cruise Shore Trips
Price is £83per adult


Free cancellation available
7h 30m
Printed voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing


  • Natural beauty & diverse marine life habitat in Otago Harbour

  • Unprecedented photo opportunity of shy yellow-eyed penguins

  • Lush New Zealand greenery & ocean cliffs in Otago Peninsula

  • Wildlife in natural habitat includes fur seals & ocean birds

  • Comfortable & convenient transfer between your cruise ship

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Self-guided tour of Dunedin

  • What's included

    Wildlife harbour cruise

  • What's included

    Admission to Penguin Place natural reserve

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your cruise ship at Dunedin Port

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick-up/drop off

Know before you book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Embark on a nature cruise of the Otago Peninsula, spotting a variety of New Zealand wildlife. Take a guided tour of Penguin Place, a nature reserve for the rare yellow-eyed penguin, enjoying convenient, roundtrip transport from your cruise ship.

Get picked up from your cruise ship and set out on a wildlife cruise of Otago Harbour. With unrivalled views of a diverse range of wildlife, keep your eyes open for the northern royal albatross, in addition to New Zealand fur seals, penguins, dolphins, sea lions and other marine mammals. Your guide provides commentary on the region's fascinating history and geology.

Afterwards, proceed to Penguin Place, a nature reserve for the rare yellow-eyed penguin. Your guide leads you by foot through a system of covered trenches into hidden viewing areas, giving you the opportunity to capture close-range photographs of the shy penguins in their living and breeding areas.

At the end of the tour, return to Dunedin by road, travelling along the scenic Otago Peninsula. Choose to be dropped off in Dunedin to enjoy the afternoon exploring the city or return to your cruise ship.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas
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Activity Location

  • Otago Peninsula

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Dunedin Cruise Port
    • Port Chalmers Otago

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