Wildlife Motuara Sanctuary Tour and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

The best experience in Marlborough. This tour offers an amazing, fully-guided experience wildlife. A small-group tour to view some of New Zealand’s spectacular wildlife. Visit Motuara Island and cruise the majestic Queen Charlotte sound. Water, wilderness and wildlife. You will have the opportunity to see multiple species of wildlife, including rare sea birds, marine mammals and endangered land birds. Led by enthusiastic Marine Biologists, you will be given the possibility of viewing five different species of dolphins. Enjoy a fully-guided walk on Motuara Island, seeing and hearing the amazing bird life where Captain Cook planted the first flag and claimed New Zealand.

Duration 4 hours
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate biscuits on the return journey
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Complimentary Local Wine and Mussel Samples of the PM Tour
  • FREE Binoculars to help you spot wildlife and Species ID cards
  • Entry/Admission - E-Ko Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Marlborough Sounds
What's excluded :
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: E-Ko Tours, 1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand

FREE Wifi for Customers and also FREE Photos for Customers. See our Wildlife Display and enjoy the BEST View from our balcony of Picton harbour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marlborough Sounds, Picton New Zealand

Cruise for a fun 4 hours in the majestic Marlborough sounds. During this time stop with wildlife like NZ Fur Seals, Dolphins and Sea Birds. Have the expert onboard experienced guide you up Motuara Bird sanctuary.

Duration: 4 hours

Departure Point :
E-Ko Tours, 1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Family friendly with plenty of children's activities onboard
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
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 E-Ko New Zealand Ltd

Activity ID: V-29441P1

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