Wildlife Island Sanctuary (Motuara ) and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

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Picton, New Zealand

From $68.10 USD

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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Search for rare seabirds and several species of marine mammals, such as Hector's, bottlenose and dusky dolphins along with New Zealand fur seals, during a 4-hour sightseeing cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Cruise to Queen Charlotte Sound and take a nature walk on Motuara Island, where a predator-free landscape allows for plentiful birdlife. Listen to commentary from enthusiastic marine biologists, and treat yourself to tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.
  • Half-day Marlborough Sounds nature cruise from Picton
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins, fur seals and abundant seabirds
  • Follow a guide on a 1-hour nature walk at the Motuara Island bird sanctuary
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate biscuits on the return journey
  • Entry/Admission - Moutohora Island Sanctuary (Whale Island) - Day Tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Easily located at the Waterfront on Picton foreshore

Departure Time

1:30pm

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Family friendly with plenty of children's activities onboard
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Mike S
, Mar 2018

Great half day cruise. Our guide and driver were both excellent, very knowledgeable and fun. Queen Charlotte's Sound unbelievably beautiful. Saw Bottlenose Dolphins swimming round the boat and a number of birds at the nature reserve.

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john t
, Jan 2018

great trip those dolphins are great

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gaines5
, Dec 2017

Great tour. Crew very knowledgeable. Saw a baby blue penguin and a hector dolphin.


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