Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

Cruise from Picton Harbour to Motuara Island and beyond to see rare native birds and other wildlife on this 4.5-hour boat excursion. Spend time exploring Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove, learn from your expert captain about wildlife and cultural history, and take in the gorgeous scenery of Queen Charlotte Sound. Look for endangered native birds including the South Island saddleback, king shag, little blue penguin and kiwi as well as seals and rare dolphins.

Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 8:00am

Tea and coffee is available to purchase prior to your departure for $5 with a complimentary Keep Cup to take away with you. Tea and Coffee facilities after the Motuara Island pick up

Duration 4 hours 30 minutes
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Live commentary on board
  • Restroom on board
What's excluded :
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Queen Charlotte Sound, Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton New Zealand

Cruise through the tranquil waterways of the Queen Charlotte Sound, see wildlife and native flora and fauna along the way

Departure Point :
1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Departure Time :
8:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to consume on board
  • Closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • We are not able to pick up / drop off at the Cruise Ship Terminal - you must make your way to our booking office
  • Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 8:00am
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility constraints
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Beachcomber Cruises

Activity ID: V-6607MOUTARA

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