Where do I start. Lets go with the staff, fantastic right through from the office to the crew on board the boat. Very, very friendly & informative. The trip, we obviously hoped to see Dolphins, that was the purpose of the exercise, but when we came across a Pod of Orca's, it was like Christmas and birthdays rolled into one. We count ourselves blessed that we had the opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures for a full half hour, swimming around and under the boat, so close you could almost touch them. How marvellous to see them in the real world and not Sea World. We then moved on to the predator free bird sanctuary of Motuara and had the opportunity to take photo's of numerous species of birds. Back onto the boat, heading back to Picton, we sighted Hector Dolphins and Blue Penguins. As we approached Picton Harbour, swimming around, about 5 metres from the shore, there were approx. 40 Bottle Nosed Dolphins. Then just to finish such a memorable trip, we were invited back to the cruise office to have a talk on, and to see and touch, Kiwi's, prior to their release on Motuara. The whole experience was incredible with memories to last a lifetime. You must do this trip, hopefully you will be as lucky as we were..
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