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Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary & Dolphin Cruise

Half Day

Price from £53 per person

Board your Dolphin Watch Ecotours vessel to commence a half day Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary & Dolphin Cruise tour. Outstanding commentary and fantastic viewing areas allow passengers to enjoy playful Hector's, Bottlenose or Dusky dolphins, fur seals and numerous seabirds before landing on Motuara Island for a 1-hour nature lover's walk to remember. Explore the island alone or with a knowledgeable guide who will point out and describe the resident blue penguins, rare saddlebacks, melodic bellbirds, cheeky robins, native pigeons and yellow-crowned parakeets (Kakariki). The birds on this predator-free island are fearless, plentiful and very vocal, and the view from the Cook Strait lookout is absolutely spectacular. After returning to the boat, sit back and relax with a hot drink and cookie before returning to Picton via a working salmon fish farm to see fur seals lazing about in the warm Marlborough sun.


Months: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March, Apr
Days: Daily
Duration: Half Day  
Starts: 13:30
Ends: 17:30  
Does not operate on Christmas Day