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E-Ko Tours

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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
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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All reviews swim with the dolphins hector dolphins fur seals motuara island partial refund dolphin viewing hectors dolphins wild animals wildlife cruise bird sanctuary saw lots of wildlife new zealand bottle nosed dolphins amazing experience great trip marlborough sounds booked this tour
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did both the dolphin half day cruise and rented an electric moped. Can’t recommend these guys enough. The group for dolphin cruise was small and personal not packed up to nines like a few I saw leave harbour and the staff were friendly and...More

Thank leggsychar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff were so caring. We saw beautiful dolphins and wildlife.we would recommend it for everyone.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bellbird200
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

truly the best tour, andy and emma we’re both so friendly and funny. we got to see dolphins, seals, tons of different birds and the peak at the top of the island you go to is incredible. so so so happy i did this!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paradise737679
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not swim with dolphins while the conditions were perfect ! And they refund only 50 dollars on 165... We have to pay the wetsuit rental while we did not swim.... Oh no you swim without dolphins at the end to say that you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marine832016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was fantastic. They achieved all goals. Beautiful boat ride. Saw lots of sea birds. Saw seals and dolphins. Climb up to beautiful view on Motuara island and saw beautiful birds there. Good information by the guides. Plenty of time , not rushed. Cheerful snacks...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StevieBlitz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Motuara Island on the afternoon cruise. It was great. We saw hector dolphins, green kakariki partakeets, fur seals, shags, and many other species of birds. Chris and Paul, the crew, were knowledgeable and very helpful. We hiked a bit on the island...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrey B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was wonderful to see the Hector dolphins and the biscuits were ace! A good hike up the hill on Motuara island got the blood pumping and was punctuated with glimpses of the local bird life. Top banana!

Thank Joezuka
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a bit worried on the morning as it was very windy and drizzly but we were assured the water would be fine- and it was. The boat dealt with the water very well and the captain and our guide were very knowledgeable. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ls4aj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the first E-Ko Tour of the day of Wildlife & Wine – Kaipupu Sanctuary tour”, one of their cruise ship tours. It looked like we had fewer people on our tour than later tours. Also, we had the advantage that the naturalist who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for great feedback and taking the time to complete a review :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I took the 8am tour and it didn’t disappoint. We saw a variety of wildlife, including dolphins. The crew was fantastic as was the boat!

Date of experience: February 2019
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TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for great feedback and taking the time to complete a review :-)

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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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katherinee340
15 December 2017|
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Response from Captain Paul K | Property representative |
Please email info@e-ko.nz for all details , thanks
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Becky S
27 October 2017|
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Response from Captain Paul K | Property representative |
Hi, we do mot pick up. Piblc buss shuttles bring you to the main information center. We are 4 minutes walk from there.
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