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Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise provided by E-Ko Tours

Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise

Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29441P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate biscuits on the return journey
  • Complimentary Local Wine and Mussel Samples of the PM Tour
  • FREE Binoculars to help you spot wildlife and Species ID cards
  • Entry/Admission - E-Ko Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Marlborough Sounds
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • E-Ko Tours, 1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand Follow BLUE line form Visitor Information Center until you see, Seal, Dolphin and Penguin
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Family friendly with plenty of children's activities onboard
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • FREE binoculars on-board and Species Identification cards
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate biscuits on the return journey
  • Complimentary Local Wine and Mussel Samples of the PM Tour
  • FREE Binoculars to help you spot wildlife and Species ID cards
  • Entry/Admission - E-Ko Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Marlborough Sounds
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • E-Ko Tours, 1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand Follow BLUE line form Visitor Information Center until you see, Seal, Dolphin and Penguin
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Family friendly with plenty of children's activities onboard
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • FREE binoculars on-board and Species Identification cards
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    E-Ko Tours
    1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Follow BLUE line form Visitor Information Center until you see, Seal, Dolphin and Penguin
    See address & details
  • 1
    E-Ko Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Marlborough Sounds
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
3 reviews
Excellent
2
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
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Terrible
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Judy W
21 contributions
Wow, we got the unusual priviledge to see a pid of bottle nose dolphins....for 20 minutes swimming, jumping, singing, absolutely breathtaking. The guides were very knowledgeable...we saw many species of birds.
Disappointed that our boat had no normal head for a four hour tour. Drinks are at the end, biscuits is a chocolate chip cookie..minimal. dont expect to get drinks anytime.
Written March 14, 2020
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josephinewekotours
It's amazing that you got to see these beautiful creatures on our tour, we supply many packets of our chocolate chip cookies - sorry you felt that they weren't enough! Thank you for touring with us.
Written March 19, 2020
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sara_fearon
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
Ended up on this one instead of the short afternoon one, due to booking numbers on the day. But it was great, got to sit and bird watch on an island and saw my first native nz Kākāriki. Also I appreciate that they did their best to try and locate dolphins - though I think all the boats out that day probably kept them away!
Written January 11, 2021
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josephinewekotours
Thank you very much for you review, Yes a lot of kakariki love to hang out in the fresh water at the moment ! very Special to observe them ! We were very happy to have you on board. Have a lovely Day
Written January 27, 2021
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Peter S
1 contribution
Couples
Wonderful service, no hitches or complaints, met all expectations. Easy booking, staff friendly and informative.
Written January 22, 2020
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Captain Paul K
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our team and our tour. Have a great day.
Written January 25, 2020
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: E-Ko Tours
Pishi24
Pishi24
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Disappointing experience
I was mostly disappointed by this experience. While we saw plenty of dolphins FROM THE BOAT in perfect conditions,
Wishes_on_the_road
Wishes_on_the_road
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Beware - read the fine print!
Having traveled to Picton, paid for parking, and sat down to lunch we received an email, half an hour before before
865derekr
865derekr
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Fantastic experience!!
Very experienced, friendly staff. Knowledgeable about wildlife and surrounding areas and were able to find many rar
thiszfactor
thiszfactor
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Hit and miss - unviable !!
If you do not get to se the dolphins it is unviable and a big hit to the pocket. $515 (zero discount for 2 adults
Ngaire L
Ngaire L
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Wonderful Experience
What a wonderful wildlife experience with an experienced crew. The dolphins were delightful and our island walk was
Cashan B
Cashan B
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Amazing morning with Hector's dolphins!
Courtney and Paul took us out for a beautiful morning on the Sounds. We learned about the area and the different do
1950boomerbird
1950boomerbird
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Go with E-Ko!
Had a beautiful afternoon out on the Sound. Ideal weather, great skipper (Paul) and guide (Nicky) and the joy of se
jwhite6
jwhite6
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Very enjoyable
An amazing experience taking the kids around the sounds. The tour was very well run, both the staff were knowledgea
RAlabastro
RAlabastro
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Hector’s dolphins experience
Quite lucky to have Hector’s dolphins showing up during our cruise and having a bit of play beside our boat. Awesom
422iana
422iana
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Dolphin show
Loverly day and we got to see a pod of over 20 dophins at the end of the day. We were a little worried, but after
A-kiwi34
A-kiwi34
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Cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
With less than 24 hours notice, my transfer was cancelled. This left me frantically trying to rebook a transfer on
inastew
inastew
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Special treatment
Paul went out of his way to make sure our tour went ahead even without the minimum number. Ferry cancellations mean
BeautifulPicton
BeautifulPicton
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Don't leave Picton without experiencing Eko tours
Fantastic crew. Very knowledgeable. Took the time and made clients feel valued. Scenery and wildlife was stunning.
MellJB
MellJB
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Amazing family experience
We had a great trip with knowledgeable guides. There will always be an element of luck, but I believe our guides re
KRW0000
KRW0000
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Not to be missed
A tour not to be missed, amazing staff, very informative and amazing with my girls. So much wildlife to be seen in
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