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Picton - The E-Ko Dolphin Swimming Tour

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Swim with the dolphins and be at one with nature in the calm waters of New Zealand’s beautiful Marlborough Sounds!

Highlights

  • Swim with and view dolphins in their natural environment
  • Encounter the dusky and bottlenose dolphins with potential to come across the very rare Hector's dolphins
  • Abundant wildlife viewing of Fur Seals, Seabirds, Blue Penguins, Gannets and Shags
  • Beautiful location on the Marlborough Sounds

Our Dolphin Eco-tours provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim and view dolphins in their natural environment.

Get up close and personal to dusky and bottlenose dolphins and you may also have a chance to encounter the very rare Hector's dolphins.

We also visit New Zealand fur seals and spot a variety of seabirds like blue Penguins, Gannets and Shags on the water.

Our knowledgeable skipper and guide will provide you with an informed and interesting commentary on the wildlife encountered along with local history of the Marlborough Sounds.

There is plenty of time allowed for photography, an all important part of many people's experiences here in the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

Trip Duration: 2-4 hours depending on the location of the Dolphins. (Subject to min numbers).

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Picton Dolphin Viewing!

Adult $165.00
Child $135.00

What's included

  • Coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be available

Restrictions

  • Minimum age 8 years old.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 8-15 years.

    Our success rate for locating and swimming with dolphins is a massive 80%! In the event that you are not able to swim with the dolphins, you may be entitled to a 15% refund.

    Partial refunds for non dolphin sightings do not apply to discounted bookings.

    Conditions: Customers must confirm their Booking the Day before departure. Customers must supply contact phone number at a time off Booking. Discounted Fare T/C, No Refunds for Non Dolphin Viewing. 15% Partial Refund for Non Dolphin Swimming. Full Refund if cancelled by E-ko from Bookme. E-ko reserves the right to cancel any time up to 30 minutes before Departure. Must show proof of Bookme Booking at Check-in.

    Subject to minimum numbers to Operate.

Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

09:00
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Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec
Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec
Wed 19 Dec

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$131.90
  • Child$125.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$125.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$125.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$145.00
  • Child$125.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$125.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$165.00
  • Child$135.00

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

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Jenniriina Mustonen from Finland wrote on 13 December 2017

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Dusky Dolphins

Swimming with dolphins with E-ko tours was a great experience! Guides were helpful and friendly and really enjoyed their job. It was good also environmentally and ethically. We saw Dusky dolphins, went swimming with them and then after we could see them playing around and took some amazing photos. Hot chocolate and cookies were served. A

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Corinne Brown from United Kingdom wrote on 29 April 2017

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Amazing!!

The best experience! It has been a dream of mine to swim with dolphins and this did not disappoint. All the staff and crew are friendly and knowledgeable. You get 4 separate drop offs in the water to experience swimming with dolphins and fur seals. We were so lucky as we had several large pods swimming and diving around, it was magic. The water was really calm, which was great as I was a very inexperienced swimmer so I felt very safe. There are hot drinks and cookies provided for afterwards too. I also like that part of the money you pay goes towards marine conservation. The dolphins aren't coerced into being around you and aren't surrounded by lots of boats trying to get a glimpse of them.

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Mel Katu from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2017

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Thanks for the professional tour & fun experience. Weather was a bit wet & overcast but it didn't stop the search for the beautiful dolphins. The hectors were cute & the bottle nose HUGE!

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Pedro from Spain wrote on 15 December 2016

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Picton Dolphins

We meet the staff at the port office. They provided us with all the gear we were going to need. This company is not one of the cheapest for swimming with dolphins. We returned 1h before than schedule.

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Melanie Katu from New Zealand wrote on 04 April 2017

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Thanks for the awesome adventure. Well looked after, very knowledgeable staff & best of all got to swim with the dolphins 👌🏼

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