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Picton - The E-Ko Dolphin Viewing Tour

Experience dolphins in their natural environment on an incredible cruise in the famous Marlborough Sounds!

Our Dolphin Eco-tours provide an excellent opportunity to view dolphins in calm and sheltered waters.

You can expect to encounter dusky and bottlenose dolphins, and we may also have a chance to encounter the very rare Hector's dolphins at times.

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 and free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies will be available.

 

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

 

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

Price: $99 Adult, $55 Child (5-15 years), $30 Infant (1-4 years - add as you proceed to check out)

 

Also check out the awesome deals on Picton Dolphin Swimming!

Available Bookings from May 22 to May 28

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

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Tue 22 May
Wed 23 May
Thu 24 May
Fri 25 May
Sat 26 May
Sun 27 May
Mon 28 May

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$49.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$49.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$49.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$49.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$49.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$49.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$49.00

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4.6

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Lai Ka from Hong Kong wrote on 23 November 2017

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Excellent Exp. & Professional n Caring Team

Nice and sunny weather today. Thanks for the professional E-ko team steer us to the Dolpins. We saw numbers of Dolpins swim around the cruise, seems like curious about us and wanna interact with. Also, special thanks for the swimmers group who sing really well and attract some Dolphins approaching towards us. Finally, we end up with a warm choco/coffee prepared by the crew, it's perfect.

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Deborah from New Zealand wrote on 12 February 2017

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Dolphins galore

Well organised cruise out to the sounds. Comfortable boat seating and layout. Very informative history at stops on the way. So many dolphins to watch Staff helpful and skipper certainly knows where to spot the dolphins. Enjoyable 3 hours

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Gokul Poduval from New Zealand wrote on 18 September 2017

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Dolphn View Experience

It was awesome and worth every penny. Would like to do more activities with E-Ko tours when I get to visit New Zealand again

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Heather from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2018

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Enthusiastic staff

Staff were very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the landscape/waters we were in and could answer our questions informatively. We saw Hector's dolphins, NZ fur seals and lots of birds. The boat was comfortable and the hot chocolate and biscuits were nice to have. The boat left Picton at 9am and we arrived back at 12.30pm so not the 4 hours that was advertised on this website.

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Sue Garnham from Canada wrote on 19 July 2017

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Everything I hoped it would be!

We had the most amazing morning with Tristen and Alie. we saw over a hundred bottle nose dolphins, as well as some dusky. They were even able to find us blue penguins & king shag. We learned so much about the wild life and habitat of Marlborough Sound. Highly recommend this excursion! Sue

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