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We provide award-winning, wildlife and conservation focused guided cruises and dolphin swimming experiences through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Those looking for the thrill of a lifetime can join us for our Dolphin Swim or View Experience or...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out with Paul today on this tour and enjoyed the whole experience. A special thank you for taking the time to allow my wife to capture her “ Lifer” bird photos Cheers Paul & Anita Flynn Australia

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

My friend and I booked this trip during low season. The pre- trip information in the office was fun and informative. Staff were very friendly and professional. The safety talk on the boat was very clear before we were allowed into the water. We entered...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Thanks for positive feedback :-)

Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

I'd highly recommend this tour. We had a wonderful time. Friendly and knowledgable guide and captain. Nice boat - my wife who gets very sea and travel sick was fine. We saw albatross, seals, many birds and of course an amazing encounter with dolphins. The...More

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Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

Kia Ora ::-) Thanks for the positive feedback

Reviewed 9 August 2019

Took the family out in January. It was very windy and my wife gets terrible seasickness, but this trip is incredibly calm!. The stable boat, skipper and the route mean you will not feel sick. We saw seals on shore and frolicking around a salmon...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback :-)

Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

My friend and I booked the tour on the day recommended by the staff and it was just as they described it; mostly clear weather with a light breeze and calm seas. As a result, we were able to see spot many wildlife including spotted...More

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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thanks for positive feedback :-)

Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

Very informative commentary by Tania and friendly skipper Andy was great with kids on board. We were lucky to spot so many pods of dolphins and even “ghost “ on our tour. Bird life was interesting and we were lucky with great winter weather. Hot...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thanks for positive feedback :-)

Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

Thank you so much for today’s tour we all had a blast the dolphins were incredible, informative lovely guide and great with our crazy boys!! Loved the island visit and seeing seals basking in the sun. Highly recommend for nature lovers.

Date of experience: July 2019
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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thanks for positive feedback :-)

Reviewed 16 July 2019

Me and my two sisters went on a Sunday afternoon. We loved it!! We saw tons of dolphins and some birds too. The glass of wine on the way home was a nice touch. Our guide Tanya was really lovely and obviously very passionate about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Thanks for positive feedback :-)

Reviewed 9 July 2019

We swam for over 20 minutes with the dusky dolphins. Captain and tour host were fantastic. Incredible experience, and would do again if I'm ever back to New Zealand.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Diann B
Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Thanks for the postive feedback

Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Had a wonderful day out on the cruise with E-Ko Adventures Boat was very comfortable and stopped several times to allow us to see dolphins etc Good value for money but don’t expect an over abundance of wine and mussels

Date of experience: July 2019
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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

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Laura R
14 August 2019|
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Response from Dylon Z |
I did the whale tour in June and saw two humpbacks in the sounds. Nothing is certain with wildlife but do go for it.
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sweetyladdha
11 May 2018|
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Response from Captain Paul K | Property representative |
Hello there, thank you for your question and congratulations on your up coming wedding. I am sorry but our tours leave at 9am for swimming so you would not be able to do that one. We have a tour in the afternoon which goes... More
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