Join the award-winning team at E-ko Tours on their signature Marlborough Sounds Dolphin & wildlife cruise!
Embark on an unforgettable conservation focused journey through one of New Zealand’s abundant wildlife havens.
This breathtaking Dolphin & wildlife cruise is the ultimate way to get up close and personal to resident Dolphins, Seals & Birdlife!
We have a 90% Dolphin encounter rate as we cruise the crystal clear waters of the Marlborough Sounds to Motuara Island. The Dolphins are very curious and love to show off with flips and summersaults! Keep an eye out for the cheeky NZ Fur Seals - they often make an appearance on our tours too!
Once we have reached the Island we’ll head out on a relaxed pace 1-hour nature lover’s walk where you’ll learn all about the history of this iconic Island, including, the native flora & fauna, and of course, see, hear, and encounter the Island birds.
When our time on the Island is done, we’ll head back to the boat where you’ll be offered free samples of award-winning local wine and mussels (or hot drink and cookies!)
On our way back to base we will stop off if any additional wildlife is spotted, otherwise, it’s the perfect way to wind down after an unforgettable tour - simply sit back, relax and take in the stunning surrounds as we cruise back to shore.
Departure Point: We are located conveniently on Picton’s main waterfront with car parking close by and only a 1-minute walk from the main street. Just look for the Dusky Dolphin outside our shop.
Thank you Katie, your family were a delight to host on our tour. It is certainly not hard to have a lovely time out enjoying the Queen Charlotte Sounds and all the wildlife that it has to offer. Hope to see you guys again soon. :)
Our trips at E-Ko Tours are most definitely EPIC!! So glad you had an amazing experience, thank you for your feedback.
Thank you for your feedback so pleased you had a nice experience with E-Ko Tours.
I am glad you enjoyed our 4hr cruise and walk around the Queen Charlotte Sounds, even on overcast days there is lots to see.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your trip with E-Ko Tours
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