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Brendon recently went on the Marine Wildlife & Motuara Island Eco-Cruise, and absolutely loved it.  He took his children along to check it out and as a result HIGHLY recommends people see it.  They all gained a fresh appreciation of the amazing variety of bird and marine life in the unique and beautiful Marlborough Sounds - only an hour and a half away!


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quote.gif  The crew in charge of us for the day were outstanding - helpful, enthusiastic and engaging.  Their enthusiasm for the wildlife and our beautiful location was highly contagious - they were taking more photos than we were!  We got to see two species of dolphin leaping right beside our boat, we saw seals and plenty of rare birdlife on the island - one bird even landed on my head!  The kids are still talking about our fantastic trip!




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Dolphins, seals, rare birds and amazing scenery


The award-winning tours offered by Dolphin Watch EcoTours provide “Scenic Wildlife Cruises”, “Bird DolphinWatchSeal_1.jpgWatchers Expeditions” & “Dolphin Swimming/Viewing experiences”.  They operate out of Picton in the calm & sheltered waters of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.  


A clean green paradise of bush and sea full of natural beauty, history and wildlife, all waiting to be explored and experienced with New Zealand’s only carbon neutral & Qualmark Enviro-gold certified Cruise Operator.  Tours are fully guided and focus on history, nature and are both informative and educational.....



Here are some of the Cruise options available:


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Marine Wildlife & Motuara Is. Eco-cruise

A nature experience to be enjoyed by all. Fantastic scenery, wonderful wildlife and great guides. This is Picton's most fascinating half-day tour

Ship Cove Eco-Cruise
& Walk

A combination dolphin cruise and historical experience you'll love.  Ship Cove is full of untouched native forest and is pure clean green New Zealand at its best!

Swimming with & Viewing Dolphins

Swimming with dolphins in their underwater world or viewing them from the boat in the wild is an absolutely magical experience that you'll never forget!
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Birdwatchers Expedition

Just 600 King Shags remain worldwide and can only be found in the Marlborough Sounds.  Encounter dolphins, seals and seabirds before a 1-hour walk on Motuara Island.

Group Tours & Charters


Charter options including Scuba and Free diving tours, Queen Charlotte Track cruise & walks, whaling station tours, resort transport or any of our other tours just for your group.



The Marlborough Sounds truly are a natural marvel and are a stunningly beautiful marine area - one sixth of the total New Zealand coastline is contained here!  The town of Picton is a great spot - it has to be one of the cutest yet quirkiest towns in NZ.  All this and plenty more is only one and a half hours drive away! 






  Dolphin Watch Eco-Tours

  Picton Foreshore
  Picton,  New Zealand

  Phone: 03 573 8040








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