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Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton

Picton, New Zealand
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Slip into Marlborough Sounds for a swim alongside pods of wild dolphins, with certified guides to help find the dolphins and ensure the tour is dolphin-friendly. Watch for dusky, bottlenose, common, orca, and Hector’s dolphins, and if conditions allow, you’ll have the chance to view the dolphins from inside the water. This dolphin tour includes wetsuits with hoods and booties, as well as hot drinks on board the boat, and round-trip transport from the Picton waterfront.
  • Half-day dolphin tour from Picton
  • See the dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Identify marine wildlife with help from the guides
  • Swim in Marlborough Sounds
  • Hot drinks and biscuits after the swim
  • Department of Conservation-permitted tour that’s dolphin-friendly

What's Included

  • Wetsuits
  • Mask and Snorkel
  • Booties and Hoods (if needed)
  • Hot and cold Drinks
  • Chocolate biscuits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • E-Ko Tours
    1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand

    Follow BLUE line on Footpath to the Seal, Dolphin and Penguin. The Blue Line starts at the Visitor Information Center. Arrive at 0815 if your going to Swim for fitting of wet suit , mask and snorkel.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Awesome Experience
jhricks1, Feb 2020
Not only do you get to see the beautiful Marlborough Sound and all the creatures that call it home, but the staff is amazing. You'll love it!
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thank you, glad you enjoyed your trip!
Cruising around the sound was...
Robert_S, Feb 2018
Cruising around the sound was beautiful and relaxing. We were able to see a few groups of dolphins but none were the kind we were allowed to actually get in the water with. We also witnessed a fur seal eating it's catch up close. The crew was great and there was no hassle with getting the partial credit for not being able to get in the water.
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This was one of the most amazing...
M J, Dec 2016
This was one of the most amazing experiences.....swimming with dolphins was unbelievable. ...then spending time following them around in the boat watching them playing. The staff were great and friendly


Product code: 29441P4