E-Ko Cruises operate out of Picton in the calm and sheltered waters of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. invite you to join us on our Wildlife Island Sanctuary and Dolphin Cruises A nature cruise and historical experience with fantastic scenery, wonderful wildlife and degree qualified guides. A perfect way to experience the Marlborough Sounds.
We have a Department of Conservation permit that allows us to interact with all species of marine mammals and we’ll search for Dusky, Common, Bottlenose, Orca and the rare Hector’s dolphin. We are also likely to see a variety of sea birds and the New Zealand Fur Seals.
The 2-4 hour tour starts with a scenic cruise of the Queen Charlotte Sound as we search for these dolphins and once we have spotted them the dolphins are sure to please you all, some may just be quietly cruising along, others will entertain you with their acrobatics as they somersault and backflip before your eyes and if conditions allow we will get you ready for your swim and the adventure of a lifetime.
We provide wetsuits, fins, masks and snorkels and as Picton’s only Dolphin Swimming operator we are the only boat licensed with swimmers in the water so you have your own personal encounter with these supreme mammals. If you don’t wish to swim with the dolphins, you are treated to fantastic dolphin viewing from above.
We are a family friendly operator and have expert knowledge of the wildlife that lives in this area. We have a dolphin viewing success of 95% and a swim success of 80% and you will get some fantastic photo opportunities along the way.
Phone: +64 3 573 8040 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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