Cruise ship excursions


Dunedin’s Royal Albatross Centre is a provider of premier guided cruise ship shore excursions to experience the majestic city of Dunedin and the spectacular scenery and unique wildlife viewing of the Otago Peninsula.


This half day shore excursion is hosted by Elm Wildlife Tours and will depart from Port Chalmers at 9.30am. It will begin with a visit to the Royal Albatross Centre to view private nesting moments of the majestic Northern Royal Albatross, before arriving at an exclusive private conservation area allowing you to go where others have no access. Solitude and a beautiful coastline along with the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, NZ Fur Seal and a high probability of seeing the rare NZ Sealion.

The shore excursion experience includes ship pickup/drop-off. Visitors will be dropped back at the Cruise Ship terminal plenty of time before the cruise ship is scheduled to depart.

$244 per person – from 1 October 2018 – 30 April 2019


Tours depart from Port Chalmers and cater for a variety of group sizes. Royal Albatross Centre package tours offer both half and full day shore excursions and transport by coach or harbour cruise.

Highlights include Dunedin City, the unparalleled scenery of the Otago Peninsula and it’s beautiful coastline, wildlife viewing opportunities include the yellow eyed penguin at an exclusive private conservation area, watching the majestic Northern Royal albatross in flight and nesting from our viewing facility inside the breeding area.

Each of our shore excursion experiences includes ship pickup/drop-off.