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Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours

47 reviews
Portobello, New Zealand
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About Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours
Experience Otago Harbour and beyond........... Experience for yourself the unique natural attractions that Dunedin has to offer by joining one of our world class Otago Harbour cruises.  We offer 2 hour cruises around the Otago Harbour and Taiaroa Head, wildlife capital of New Zealand. We also offer a harbour ferry service from Portobello to Port Chalmers, return.
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There’s a wildlife wonderland just a short distance from Dunedin city, and this morning or afternoon cruise is a great way to see these native birds and marine animals close-up. Instead of wearing yourself out on a tramp across the peninsula, cruise through the Otago Harbour and past Taiaroa Head in a custom-built boat with a heated cabin and open deck for scenic photos. Look out for cute blue penguins, charming fur seals and albatrosses from the nearby colonies.
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

The boat picked us up at Port Chalmers - just 5 minutes walk from the cruise terminal. We were the only 2 people on the small (10 seats plus outside viewing area) boat and thus had a very personalized tour. There were binoculars and bird/wildlife...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

This was a lovely way to see the wildlife off the Otago Peninsula. 20 (?) seater boat with a choice of inside or out - when we went there were just six of us and we alternated between the two (can be chilly on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are really pleased you had a good experience and we appreciate you telling others about it, so that others can know what to expect. Many thanks again Rachel:)

Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Excellent and very chill way to explore wildlife in Dunedin Harbour. We saw loads of albatrosses and other sea birds as well as quite a few seals. Nice explanation around it all. This was well worth the money. For what it offers it is not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank leonp217
RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thank very much for your review! We believe our tour is excellent value and are happy you think so too:) Many thanks for taking the effort and time to tell others about your experience with us. Rachel:)

Reviewed March 16, 2019

Rachel made the Otago harbour come alive with her interesting , knowledgeable and lively commentary. The boat trip felt completely safe and was very comfortable. It was so exciting as we chased into spaces where the birds were flocking and Albatross of many kinds soared...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KanukaAli
RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation! Im so pleased you found the boat comfortable and and safe! And that you enjoyed the commentary! Your compliments are appreciated, as are your efforts in writing this review for us. Many thanks Rachel:)

Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

We went on the 2 hour cruise on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. Lovely having a small group as we had plenty of space. We had plenty of wildlife pointed out to us by the skipper, including albatross, shags, fur seals and penguins. There was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! And for a great description of the trip and what we do. Im really pleased you had a great experience. Thanks again Rachel :)

Reviewed March 4, 2019

Patrick has taken us on a fantastic boat trip along the coast. We had plenty of space as we been lucky with only 5 passengers on board. Patrick provided lots of Information About the Wildlife. We have been happy to see seals, Penguins, nesting and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you very much for writing us a review! Sounds like you had a great trip, thank you for sharing that with others. Rachel :)

Reviewed February 28, 2019

We had a really interesting cruise with Richard. He was very knowledgeable and gave us excellent views of seals, Northern Royal Albatroses and seals. Comfortable boat as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
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RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us! We are pleased you had a great trip! Rachel :)

Reviewed February 27, 2019

This is an intimate tour. We had six of a possible twelve passengers. I am a local and know my harbour, but this trip taught me even more. The highlight was following a fishing boat and watching both northern and southern albatross skim the waves.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Thank you very much for coming with us, and for your review. Its a treat to gave locals onboard, mixing with the travellers. Reviews such as yours help others to find us too, so they can enjoy what we have here. Many thanks again Rachel...More

Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

We loved this small boat tour with our knowledgeable captain, Richard. We saw New Zealand fur seals, albatross, little blue penguins, and much more. We learned a lot about all the wildlife from Richard. He went out of his way to find interesting sights for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Thank you for your review! Richard will be very pleased that you had such a great trip! He is very passionate and competent, it obviously came through during the tour. Thanks again and hopefully you have great photos to go with the memories! Rachel

Reviewed February 21, 2019

There was low cloud out at the Heads and a "generous" sea running outside. It is a smaller and quicker boat than the competition which gives you a more extensive look at parts of the harbour. Commentary was very good although difficult to hear outside...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RachelM6122, Owner at Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2019

Thank you very much for your review, and going to the effort to write it! Its much appreciated. Im so please you enjoyed your trip and the wildlife and history:) It was a pleasure to show you! Thanks Rachel

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