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E-Ko Tours

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1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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US$117.32*
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Half-Day Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton
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We provide award-winning, wildlife and conservation focused guided cruises and dolphin swimming experiences through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Those looking for the thrill of a lifetime can join us for our Dolphin Swim or View Experience or you could take part in our fully guided cruises to your choice of bird sanctuary islands or Historic Ship Cove. A clean green paradise of bush and sea full of natural beauty, history and wildlife is waiting to be explored and experienced. E-Ko Tours is Qualmark Enviro-Gold certified and the only local operator able to actively search for Dolphins. We provide degree qualified, professional guides on all our Tours.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on this trip today in overcast weather, towards Cook strait via the Tory channel. This is an amazing trip with a skipper who is very passionate about conservation and his first mate who made passengers comfortable and looked after the periphery of...More

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Tiki B, General Manager at E-Ko Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the positive feedback. The Whaling Station experience is unique in New Zeland and being able to see Marlborough Whaling history up close is a great experience. Hunters to Conservationists is the Key message, now we celebrate an increase of 10% per annum with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic 1/2 day tour with both Kath as our guide and Captain Andy as the skipper. Their combined knowledge made the trip interesting and informative. The highlight was being surrounded by a pod of approx 80 dolphins bow riding the boat for at...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing morning swimming with wild dolphins and a seal joined us too!! Professional's with a wealth of information about the area, history, and wildlife. Thick effective wetsuit are provided for the chilly water. It is worth every moment!

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Have just returned from a superb half day boat trip out to the edge of Queen Charlotte Sound with this company. Very impressed with their friendliness and the high quality of their knowledge and passion for the area and the environment. What a great day!

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Booked last minute for the dolphin swim. Truly fantastic experience. Nice and warm in the sea despite being autumn thanks to thick wetsuits. In the water had lots of close up views of dolphins swimming around us, and on the boat the dolphin viewing was...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Had the most amazing experience yesterday! Saw probably a dozen dolphins up close (so close you could almost touch...but remember, don't touch the special sea friends). Sunny day, water not too cold. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and as excited we were. All in all, a...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

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sweetyladdha
11 May 2018|
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Response from Paul K | Property representative |
Hello there, thank you for your question and congratulations on your up coming wedding. I am sorry but our tours leave at 9am for swimming so you would not be able to do that one. We have a tour in the afternoon which goes... More
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Katherine E
14 December 2017|
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Response from Paul K | Property representative |
Please email info@e-ko.nz for all details , thanks
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Becky S
27 October 2017|
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Response from Paul K | Property representative |
Hi, we do mot pick up. Piblc buss shuttles bring you to the main information center. We are 4 minutes walk from there.
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