Captain Cook Cruise
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Picton
- Product code: COOK
A nature cruise and historical experience with fantastic scenery, wonderful wildlife and degree qualified guides. A perfect way to experience the Marlborough Sounds.
Cruise the length of the calm and sheltered Queen Charlotte Sound. Experience and learn about playful dolphins (90% encounter rate), fur seals and amazing seabirds before landing at historic Ship Cove where Captain Cook first made landfall on the South Island of New Zealand.
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 at Ship Cove for a history lover's walk.
After being welcomed ashore by the cheeky resident Wekas, Oyster Catchers and Paradise Shelducks, you'll spend approximately 35 minutes enjoying the untouched native forest, fascinating history and breathtaking scenery. Spectacular views of Motuara Island and the open ocean in Cook Strait will leave you speechless.
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.