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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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You'll start at
Picton
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  • 1
    E-Ko Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Moutohora Island Sanctuary (Whale Island) - Day Tour
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Picton
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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
  • Entry/Admission - Moutohora Island Sanctuary (Whale Island) - Day Tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
18Reviews
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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 contributions52 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
Bangkok88 contributions11 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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Pauline wrote a review Dec 2019
Paris, France15 contributions6 helpful votes
We had the most amazing time today on this tour. We saw dolfins, birds and so much more (don't want to spoil the fun by making a full list). This trip was made extra extra special by Josephine. She is so passionate about wildlife that she communicates her enthousiasm to everyone
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from josephinewekotours, guide at Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Many thanks for your review, It was a real pleasure to have you on board today, you made the tour ! I wish you safe travel in New Zealand and Merry Christmas
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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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seemaskvc
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Not good !
It was my hubby's birthday surprise for me and I must say it was not a great experience at least for me. The parkin
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Alfrado10
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Awesome trip
Having just got off the Interislander it was short walk to E-Ko Tours office on the waterfront We got on a very nic
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tresag7201
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Swimming with Dolphins
Great morning out this morning. 9am departure on a clear calm sunny Marlborough day. We did not have to wait long
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ParkTNZ
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not happy
Rang to enquire about birdwatching tour. Told I could be dropped off on island sanctuary and picked up 2 hours late
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Henro2010
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Fabulous tour
What a great little tour! We were super lucky to get a millpond smooth sunny winter's day on the Sounds, and were
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Angela S
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Fantastic afternoon with E-Ko
We had a cold but beautiful day and almost immediately came across a large pod of Common Dolphins in association wi
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Caitlincherry
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Amazing unique experience
Amazing experience! Thoroughly enjoyed our time out, saw heaps of dolphins and penguins! Such a unique and one of a
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Anick992
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Fantastic Experience
This was the most fantastic way to witness dolphins swimming in The Sounds, seeing the King Shag bird and the littl
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nikid2015
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Fabulous day on the boat.
Booked this tour the day before and decided on the Captain Cook tour (which is linked with the Motuara Tour) we wer
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