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E-Ko Tours

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Picton, New Zealand
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About E-Ko Tours
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 you could take part in our fully guided cruises to your choice of bird sanctuary islands or Historic Ship Cove. A clean green paradise of bush and sea full of natural beauty, history and wildlife is waiting to be explored and experienced. E-Ko Tours is Qualmark Enviro-Gold certified and the only local operator able to actively search for Dolphins. We provide degree qualified, professional guides on all our Tours.
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Wildlife Motuara Sanctuary Tour and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

Discover Marlborough’s native wildlife on a half-day, small-group Queen Charlotte Sound cruise from Picton that includes a nature walk on the Motuara Island bird sanctuary. Marine biologist guides share insights into Marlborough’s fascinating critters as you watch for seals and five species of dolphin, then get a glimpse of a pristine New Zealand forest on predator-free Motuara Island—home to native blue penguins, saddlebacks, bellbirds, and more.
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from US$94.46
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Lynne H wrote a review Jul 2021
Hokitika, New Zealand3 contributions
This is a not to be missed tour. I took my grandson on this trip on Monday 12th July 2021 and he exclaimed he would remember it for the rest of his life. We saw so many dolphins and all types except orca. The Island was amazing with such friendly birds. They seem to be quite fearless especially the robins. It was truly magical.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Paddy H wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions4 helpful votes
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Fantastic and informative tour through the sounds and to the Bird sanctuary. Friendly and fun staff, a nice touch the pilot gris at the end. Would totally recommend. Learn about this beautiful part of NZ
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Response from Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours
Responded 22 May 2021
Thanks for the Positive feedback :-)
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Excursion48078498916 wrote a review May 2021
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Great trip Great staff lucky to see a pod of Dolphins Why do we have to write 100 characters some of us don't write a lot
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours
Responded 22 May 2021
Thanks for the Positive feedback :-)
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jene468 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand16 contributions5 helpful votes
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My family and I spent an amazing afternoon with the E-Ko crew on this tour yesterday. First stop Hectors dolphins playing around the boat! Fantastic day out learning about the animals, birds, flora and fauna with our very knowledgeable guide and croaky captain :) Had an excellent day! Thanks very much team.
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Response from Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours
Responded 22 May 2021
Thanks for the Positive feedback :-)
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Sara wrote a review Apr 2021
New Zealand7 contributions
Lovely half day out on the boat yesterday. Really impressed with the staff and their expert guiding. Well worth doing, the wildlife and bird sanctuary rewarding - saw and heard birds I have never before on the island. The sea went glassy on our way back and the final highlight a lovely hectors dolphin playing and connecting with us around the boat. Fabulous trip highly recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours
Responded 22 May 2021
Thanks for the Positive feedback :-)
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