E-Ko Tours, Picton

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E-Ko Tours is located in Picton, New Zealand, and we run excursions along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. We offer a range of guided tours from $49 focused on the local nature and history.

During our Wildlife Tour we commonly come across a range of bird species including the rare king shag, South Island saddleback, and little blue penguins. We're always on the look out for marine mammals like the endangered Hector's dolphin!

Here at E-Ko Tours we are proud to follow the Marine Mammal Protection Act 1978 and the Marine Mammal Protection Regulations 1992. These ensure the marine mammals of New Zealand are protected and that their conservation is a top priority. Our interactions with the marine mammals of the Marlborough Sounds adhere to all regulations and our conservation focused tours, educate and raise awareness.

We are fortunate enough to hold permits to swim with three dolphin species - bottlenose, dusky, and common dolphins - as well as the New Zealand fur seal.

For information on these and our other tours, please head over to our website www.e-ko.nz or give our friendly receptionists a ring on 035738040.
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  • This was the most fantastic way to witness dolphins swimming in The Sounds, seeing the King Shag bird and the little Blue Penguins. Paul is very knowledgeable and made our boat trip so enjoyable with....  more »
  • Booked this tour the day before and decided on the Captain Cook tour (which is linked with the Motuara Tour) we were greeted by the lovely Josephine and our skipper (I think Stuart?! So bad with...  more »
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  • Absolutely awesome experience. Professional, well run and friendly with great guide and captain. The boat was comfortable, the scenery fabulous and the wildlife incredible. We did the dolphin watching and bird tour and were lucky enough to have see seals, bird life and several pods of Hectors dolphins who really made the trip special. The animals can choose to come to the party of course but would have been well worth it if we had only seen half as much. Very much recommended.
  • Fantastic tour. Had a great valentines day trip. Emma and Andy were awesome and yes very friendly tour guides we also get to see Dolphins and different species of birds. We Will definitely go back again. Thanks team.

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