Otago Peninsular Wildlife - Guided Kayak Tour


Join us for relaxing, fun and unforgettable excursion as we explore Otago’s renowned marine wildlife!


  • Get up close and personal to Otago’s amazing marine wildlife!
  • Paddle to the only mainland breeding colony in the world for the Royal Albatross
  • See the local Fur Seals and Sea Lions
  • Spot marine birds & colonies, including the Royal Albatross, Shags & the Royal Spoon Bill!
  • No experience required and suitable for all fitness levels

There’s no better way to experience Dunedin’s marine wildlife than by kayak!

Departing Wellers Rock, we embark on a fascinating trip out to Taiaroa Head to see the Royal Albatross.

Taiaroa Head is extremely special - it is the only mainland breeding colony in the World for these amazing birds.

Your friendly and experienced guide will share their knowledge with you throughout the trip, giving you fantastic insight into the lives of the Albatross & wildlife and history of the peninsula.

Along the way to Taiaroa Head you’re likely to see many other marine birds & wildlife including the little Blue Penguins, Fur Seals and Sea Lions, Shag colonies and the Royal Spoon Bill!

The trip can take anywhere between 1.5 – 3 hours depending on fitness levels and how long you are wanting to spend on the water.

An absolute must do for lovers of nature, wildlife and the outdoors and a simply stunning way to see Dunedin!



830 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Otakou 9077, New Zealand.

How to get to us:

From Dunedin drive towards Taiaroa Head, past Portobello and you will see us on your right beside Eden Café, 2 km before Taiaroa Heads.

Adult $85.00
Child $55.00 (Under 12)

What's included

  • Guided kayak tour
  • Water proof bag hire


  • Minimum age: 5

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Alizée Girard from France wrote on 25 February 2020

Amazing experience

I think the kayak is the best way to see seals, sea lions and pinguins ! It wasn’t a windy day so we saw only 2 albatross (and they were far from us). Anyway, it’s was amazing ! The seals were friendly and not scared by us, it was funny! Our guide was really nice and professional.

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davem8 from United Kingdom wrote on 21 January 2020

A nice afternoon's kayaking

I took my partner who is a novice (her 2nd time in a kayak and first time on the sea). We kayaked at a leisurely pace to just past Pilots beach, where the little blue penguins come ashore at dusk, up to where there was a shag breeding colony. The guide pointed out an albatross on its nest, but it was high up, so effectively it was a white blob. Some shags came flying very low by. Quite a few seals on the rocks & one lolling about in seaweed. We actually saw one of the little blue penguins on the way back and also a big stingray just under us in the shallows. Tea & cake in the adjoining roadside café afterwards. Excellent afternoon.

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olgat from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2020

Best experience ever!

Thanks a lot for such an experience! Would love to come back one day and repeat!

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Dorothee Wockel from Germany wrote on 11 March 2020

Great Kayak trip at Otago Peninsula

We had a great trip with the guys from Eden Wildlife Cruises. We saw wildlife such as seelions, penguins and albatrosses from real close and had a lot of fun kayaking along the shore of Otago Peninsula.

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Calvin Hui from Hong Kong wrote on 27 February 2020

Excellent, very close to wild life.

Seal swimming next to our kayak, unbeatable

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