• Location: Picton, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Wildlife and Dolphin Eco-Tour Cruise from Picton

Orca in Picton

Customer Reviews

Mike S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

john t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

great trip those dolphins are great


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

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

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