Motuara Island Wildlife and Dolphin Watching Cruise

From NZD $129.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Picton
  • Product code: MOT

A nature cruise and historical experience with fantastic scenery, wonderful wildlife and degree qualified guides. 

A perfect way to experience the Marlborough Sounds. Daily departures at 13:30 (13:15 check-in). Now also enjoy Yealands wine as a complimentary extra 

Enjoy the BEST 4 hour wildlife and dolphin cruise in the majestic Marlborough Sounds with the award winning local wildlife experts!

Embark on a fully guided wildlife and dolphin cruise like no other. Travel through Marlborough's Queen Charlotte Sound to unique Wildlife Sanctuary Islands, encountering a huge variety of rare, wonderful and interesting species along the way. See more Wildlife than any other Cruise in NZ .

Best Value Wildlife Cruise in New Zealand 

Cruise the majestic Marlborough Sounds on a scenic journey to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. Our comfortable vessels and expert team take you on a conservation focused, wildlife adventure for your soul. Outstanding commentary and fantastic viewing areas allow you to enjoy playful Hector's, bottlenose, or dusky dolphins. We also see NZ fur seals and numerous seabirds before landing on Motuara Island for a 1-hour nature lover's walk to remember.

Explore the island on your own or go with our knowledgeable guide who will point out and describe the resident blue penguins, rare saddleback, melodic bellbirds, cheeky robins, native pigeons and yellow-crowned parakeets (kakariki).  The birds on this predator-free island are fearless, plentiful and very vocal. The view from the Cook Strait lookout is absolutely spectacular!  After returning to the boat, sit back and relax with a hot drink and cookies, and then some local wine before making our way back to Picton and stopping with any extra species we discover.

We are located conveniently on Picton's main Waterfront with car parking close by and only a 1-minute walk from the main street.