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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

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    Stop At: E-Ko Tours, 1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand

    Enjoy E-Ko Shop with the BEST views in Picton. FREE Wifi, hot drinks available, restrooms.

    See our custom made Wildlife Display while you wait for the Qualified Guide to give you a briefing before Departure on a Tour.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moutohora Island Sanctuary (Whale Island) - Day Tour, 19 The Strand, Whakatane 3120 New Zealand

    Predator FREE Wildlife Sanctuary Island with Rowi Kiwi and many other rare birds species. Also where Captain Cook raised the flag and claimed the South Island.

    E-Ko has 20 Years Guiding experience on this Island, and our Highly trained Guides will inform you and delight you with close encounters of Bird species while you head up to the Lookout. This lookout gives you Spectacular 360 Degree panoramic views. You also have the option to stay at the birdbath only 50m easy walk form the jetty. A magical Island to see.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    Easily located on the Waterfront in Picton Foreshore
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • National Park fees
    • Light refreshments
    • Entry/Admission - Moutohora Island Sanctuary (Whale Island) - Day Tour
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

    We did E-Ko tours Motuara island sanctuary and dolphin watching tour and were not disappointed! Our group was aged 2 to 72 and the guides Emma and James, and skipper Gary made us all feel very welcome as we cruised around Queen Charlotte sound where...More

    Thank Q4466DRandyw
    TikiB22, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2019

    Thanks for Positive feedback :-)

    Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

    We had a great afternoon with E-Ko tours today, saw lots of wildlife including many birds and some fur seals too. Disappointed not to see any dolphins during our trip but that’s just how the day went. We loved chatting to the staff, Rob in...More

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    TikiB22, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

    Hi Becky, Thanks for the great review and glad you enjoyed the experience :-)

    Reviewed 5 July 2018

    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

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank MarkD7047
    Captain Paul K, Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

    Thanks for the great feedback :-)

    Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

    What a professional company - the afternoon we spent with them was perfect - there was really nothing we could fault. My wife and I had travelled over from the North Island to spend just a couple of days in, and around, Picton. We called...More

    Thank Graham C
    Reviewed 29 March 2018

    This was great from the beginning. Really friendly staff. The boat trip was fun. Seeing the fur seals was so beautiful, especially seeing the bull for the first time. The guide was so informative. No question seemed to difficult for her to answer, and she...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank Jo B
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    9 August 2018|
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    Response from TerryNewZealand | Reviewed this property |
    It leaves from Picton. We went on the afternoon tour about 1 pm but there were earlier tours.
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