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Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton

Picton, New Zealand

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icon2 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Slip into Marlborough Sounds for a swim alongside pods of wild dolphins, with certified guides to help find the dolphins and ensure the tour is dolphin-friendly. Watch for dusky, bottlenose, common, orca, and Hector’s dolphins, and if conditions allow, you’ll have the chance to view the dolphins from inside the water. This dolphin tour includes wetsuits with hoods and booties, as well as hot drinks on board the boat, and round-trip transport from the Picton waterfront.
  • Half-day dolphin tour from Picton
  • See the dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Identify marine wildlife with help from the guides
  • Swim in Marlborough Sounds
  • Hot drinks and biscuits after the swim
  • Department of Conservation-permitted tour that’s dolphin-friendly
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Mask and Snorkel
Booties and Hoods (if needed)
Hot and cold Drinks
Chocolate biscuits
Hotel pickup and drop-off
1 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY E-Ko New Zealand Ltd

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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.

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What is the maximum group size during Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton?
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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Awesome Experience
, Feb 2020
Not only do you get to see the beautiful Marlborough Sound and all the creatures that call it home, but the staff is amazing. You'll love it!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you, glad you enjoyed your trip!
Cruising around the sound was...
, Feb 2018
Cruising around the sound was beautiful and relaxing. We were able to see a few groups of dolphins but none were the kind we were allowed to actually get in the water with. We also witnessed a fur seal eating it's catch up close. The crew was great and there was no hassle with getting the partial credit for not being able to get in the water.
This was one of the most amazing...
, Dec 2016
This was one of the most amazing experiences.....swimming with dolphins was unbelievable. ...then spending time following them around in the boat watching them playing. The staff were great and friendly

Product code: 29441P4

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