Capturing the very best of the stunning Marlborough Sounds the half day ‘Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary Cruise’ nature experience. E-Ko Tours will transport you on a comfortable vessel into the midst of this fantastic scenery viewing numerous seabirds, dolphins and fur seals will accompany you on your journey while you are treated to a fascinating commentary from your skipper.
Wildlife Island Sanctuary and Dolphin Cruise (Motuara Island)
Your will join your cruise at Picton and head out into the spectacular Queen Charlotte Sound on a scenic journey to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. The fantastic viewing area on our vessel allow you to enjoy the playful antics of the dolphins that visit this area, the Hector’s, which are the smallest dolphin and only found in New Zealand, the friendly Bottlenose and the playful Dusky’s. You will also encounter lots of seabirds and fur seals along the way and your skipper will give an outstanding commentary on the marine life, the environment and the history of the area.
Once you land on Motorua Island you have an hour to explore the island on your own or with our knowledgeable guide. This nature lovers paradise, a bush clad sanctuary and a predator free island is home to the rare saddleback, resident blue penguin, native pigeon, parakeet, cheeky robin and the melodic bellbird most of which are fearless, plentiful and very vocal. Climb up to the Cook Strait Lookout as the views are outstanding and once you are back on the boat, sit back and relax with a hot drink and some cookies as we head back to Picton visiting a working salmon farm on the way.
Departures daily at 1.30pm (October to April) return at approx. 5.50pm
Adults $99.00, Child $60.00 (5-15 yrs). Infant $30.00 (0-4 yrs)
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