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E-Ko Tours

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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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All reviewsswim with the dolphinshector dolphinsmotuara islandfur sealspartial refundcookiesdolphin viewingcommon dolphinsbottle nose dolphinsbird sanctuarysaw lots of wildlifenew zealandgreat tripamazing experiencemarlborough soundsdifferent specieslocal wildlife
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very stable boat. Nice trip out to the bird island (Moratura). Saw seals, dolphins, king shag nesting, little penguins swimming and nesting, some other unusual birds on the island. The walk to the top of the island is pleasant enough, but the alternative of staying...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Moratura island bird sanctuary. Awesome capitan and wildlife specialist guide. Saw many rare birds including the Blue penguins. Bonus close viewing of bottle nose dolphins. Hot drinks on a cold day, and ending with a bit of great Sauvignon Blanc made for a perfect...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic weather and a great crew made for an excellent afternoon on the water. We saw lots of wildlife. The Dolphins were amazing :) Walk to lookout on Motuara Island was so worth it. Catherine was a great guide and Paul a fab skipper with...More

Thank RachelTwiselton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip! Saw loads of wildlife. Dolphins were the highlight! Catherine was a knowledgeable guide. Carolyn was helpful in helping us book the trip. I particularly enjoyed the skipper, Paul’s, commentary. Information about Captain Cook and the local Maori tribes was interesting.

Thank kirstyo479
Captain Paul K, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive feedback and remembering our names :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition, to the views and the dolphins, the boat ride was a memorable experience. The owner Paul also recommended other great activities in the region.

Thank Abhilasha V
Captain Paul K, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for great feedback 🐬😁🐬

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were joined by some other couples on the boat. Fantastic day for sounds tour and dolphin watching. They said it could take 1 hour to locate them. But the dolphins came diving around our boat in 15 minutes. There was not a single moment...More

Thank Abhilasha V
Captain Paul K, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great that you loved to see our happy dolphins , they enjoyed seeing you too🐬😁🐬🐬😁

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We went out on this trip today in overcast weather, towards Cook strait via the Tory channel. This is an amazing trip with a skipper who is very passionate about conservation and his first mate who made passengers comfortable and looked after the periphery of...More

Thank Katznkaye55
Tiki B, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for the positive feedback. The Whaling Station experience is unique in New Zeland and being able to see Marlborough Whaling history up close is a great experience. Hunters to Conservationists is the Key message, now we celebrate an increase of 10% per annum with...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic 1/2 day tour with both Kath as our guide and Captain Andy as the skipper. Their combined knowledge made the trip interesting and informative. The highlight was being surrounded by a pod of approx 80 dolphins bow riding the boat for at...More

Thank Sandy T
Captain Paul K, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes , this is our premier trip , staff will be delighted to see their names and praise πŸ¬πŸ˜πŸΈπŸ™πŸ˜

Reviewed 9 May 2018

Fantastic day - staff were friendly, helpful, engaging; weather was wonderful and we had hardly left before crew spotted something for us to see.all they said we might see - we did! bird life on Motuara Island great - especially the robin. Views from the...More

Thank Wayne M
Captain Paul K, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback, we try and under sell and overdeliver, its a kiwi thing πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ¬πŸ˜πŸ¬

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing morning swimming with wild dolphins and a seal joined us too!! Professional's with a wealth of information about the area, history, and wildlife. Thick effective wetsuit are provided for the chilly water. It is worth every moment!

Thank CoffeeCritical
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sweetyladdha
12 May 2018|
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Response from Captain Paul K | Property representative |
Hello there, thank you for your question and congratulations on your up coming wedding. I am sorry but our tours leave at 9am for swimming so you would not be able to do that one. We have a tour in the afternoon which goes... More
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Katherine E
15 December 2017|
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Response from Captain Paul K | Property representative |
Please email info@e-ko.nz for all details , thanks
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Becky S
28 October 2017|
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Response from Captain Paul K | Property representative |
Hi, we do mot pick up. Piblc buss shuttles bring you to the main information center. We are 4 minutes walk from there.
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