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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton provided by E-Ko Tours

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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

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Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Picton
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  • 1
    E-Ko Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Motuara Island
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Picton
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Important Information
Departure Point
Picton, Picton, Marlborough Region, South Island
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • National Park fees
  • Light refreshments
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
19Reviews
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Tanya C wrote a review 5 Feb.
Auckland, New Zealand44 contributions9 helpful votes
Professionally run tour, saw beautiful Hector dolphins. Motuara is stunning, saw robins but not a lot of birds, but views from walk and of the Pa are stunning
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Sophie wrote a review May 2020
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I had the best day on our tour. I have never seen so much wildlife in the Sounds. We saw: king shags, penguins, dusky dolphins, saddle backs, south island robins and pristine scenery. All the crew were amazing. They were very knowledgeable, talkative and professional throughout.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Response from josephinewekotours, Public Relations Manager at Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
Responded 30 May 2020
Many Thanks for your lovely feedback, it was really a pleasure to have you with us on board. The E-ko Team wish you a beautiful day !
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MichaelACox wrote a review Mar. 2020
Falkirk, United Kingdom94 contributions53 helpful votes
The reception staff are friendly, the tour we picked was on a good sized vessel with a keen and enthusisatic guide and a an experienced skipper, both very knowledgeable. What set this trip apart, for us, apart form the volume and diversity of wildlife we saw, was the fact that
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from josephinewekotours, Front Office Manager at Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
Responded 6 Mar. 2020
Thank you so much for your kind comment, we are so happy we were able to give you a great tour with our native wildlife.
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ash E wrote a review Mar. 2020
26 contributions8 helpful votes
This is one of those cruises that we both really enjoyed.. the boat was turned off when the dolphins were spotted and we spent some precious time with the hectors dolphins. Miranda Van Der linde the guide who also happens to be a marine biologist is very knowledgeable and was
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from josephinewekotours, Front Office Manager at Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
Responded 6 Mar. 2020
So happy Miranda was able to give you a great experience, she loves wildlife as do we all! Thank you for touring with us
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Lynne S wrote a review Feb. 2020
Bangkok98 contributions35 helpful votes
An excellent,professional company, who were very obliging about shifting the time of our booking to accommodate us when other travel plans had to be changed. Really appreciated that. A low key trip but very pleasant. We saw a couple of Hectors dolphins playing briefly not
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from josephinewekotours, Front Office Manager at Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
Responded 6 Mar. 2020
So glad that you enjoyed the wildlife, the bird life on Motuara Island are particularly lovely to watch! thank you
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About the operator

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YuneneB
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Family friendly and stunning
We did a morning cruise as we had an afternoon ferry to catch. These guys were the only company which returned in p
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sara_fearon
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Great way to spend a day in Picton
Ended up on this one instead of the short afternoon one, due to booking numbers on the day. But it was great, got t
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rozinz
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Best day Eva!
I can't imagine anyone regretting booking this trip. My kids (5,7 and 11yrs) kept saying "Best day ever". We were t
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Gingerchopper
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Excellent tour.
Everything. Was superb. The wildlife we saw, the skipper, the guide, the comfort of the boat, the kindness and enjo
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louiselU4785QW
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Disappointing dolphin swim
The staff were lovely and the boat trip was nice. We were meant to swim with dolphins but couldn’t as there were no
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yoko_cheno
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Great service
Super friendly staff! Great tour. We saw many dolphins. Would do it again :) was the first day of our guide, she di
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964francess
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Great trip, good dolphin viewing and knowledgable staff.
Excellent tour. Knowledgable and friendly captain and guide. We had a great viewing of both a pod of dusky and comm
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JGheevarghese
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Spectacular
Spectacular cruise along the natural beauty ofQueen Charlotte sound. We were privileged to see three species of do
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Nomad229862
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Wonderful trip
Fantastic trip. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff. Saw lots of dolphins, seals and bird life. Great way to
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s_anmichellee
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Great trip. Highly recommended
Had such a great afternoon. The staff were lovely and very knowledgeable. Saw so many dolphins (which I know is no
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Dullregard
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So many dolphin!
We did the afternoon cruise to Motuara Island bird sanctuary on a sunny day in September. We saw more than a dozen
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madmagsml
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Wow.
What an amazing trip. My 7 yrs granddaughter Was blown away. The staff were wonderful and accommodating. Seeing the
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nzp0ppy
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Wonderful trip swimming with dolphins
We were a family group of four and this was a special treat for a family trip- dolphin swimming. Instructions and c
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johnsB6594RC
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E-Ko trip included in travel to Bay of Many Coves resort
this trip was included in our transfer to Bay of Many Coves Resort. The tour staff were helpful, knowledgeable and
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Canonphotog
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Afternoon adventure
E-Ko Tours is a very professional and environmentally friendly company. Staff are very knowledgeable about the natu
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  • Duration: 3–4 hours
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  • Languages Offered: English
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