The MV Monarch, a 55ft wooden vessel of character and charm, provides unrivalled viewing of the unique and special wildlife of the beautiful Otago Harbour and spectacular Taiaroa Head area.
Cruise on the Monarch to greet the mighty Northern Royal Albatross as it sweeps in from the open Pacific Ocean and soars above the spectacular inaccessible cliffs of Taiaroa. These escarpments are alive with eight other species of birds nesting above families of Fur Seals.
The abundance and diversity of wildlife makes a Monarch cruise different - a truly multi-species tour on a sheltered harbour that sparkles with scenic beauty, gems of geology and a colourful heritage. It is the knowledge, skill and enthusiasm of the staff which elevates a Monarch cruise and tour to a level of excellence.