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Picton: Dolphin Watching & Island Wildlife Sanctuary Cruise

1. Picton: Dolphin Watching & Island Wildlife Sanctuary Cruise

Embark on a unique, fully-guided wildlife and dolphin cruise through the Marlborough Sounds. Begin your journey in Picton, where you will meet the expert team who will take you on a conservation-focused, wildlife adventure for your soul. On the journey, you will be encountering a huge variety of rare, wonderful and interesting species along the way. Enjoy the engaging commentary and fantastic viewing areas which allow you to enjoy playful Hector’s, Bottlenose, or Dusky Dolphins with a 90 percent encounter rate. You will also have an opportunity to see New Zealand fur seals and numerous seabirds before landing on Motuara Island for a 1-hour nature lover’s walk to remember, great for adults and kids alike. After returning to the boat, sit back and relax with a hot drink and cookies before making our way back to Picton and stopping to check out any extra species you can discover.

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Overall rating

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We travelled with our two young kids on this cruise. Had an amazing encounter with a large pod of dolphins that surrounded the boat for some time. The island was a surprise..so many different birds and birdsong I had never heard. This was an expensive trip for our family, but the kids will never forget it and it was worthwhile to also experience the outer sounds rather than just Picton. Also lots of other sea birds enroute.

We had an amazing time, saw a seal eating an octopus, two more sunbathing, and 2 dolphin species (hector dolphins and dusk dolphins). The hector dolphins were playfully swimming and jumping around the boat. Absolutely stunning. The hike in Motorua Island was quite nice too, and we saw many kakarikis, the South Island robin, and a kereru in the wild.

Boat trip and bush walk with lovely sea life and birds all around. Close up views with lots of time for photos too :)

Great afternoon out. Andy and Nicki were fantastic guides. Highly recommend their tour.

a good wee trip and got to see dolphins close up too as a bonus on the way home.