Wildlife Island Sanctuary and Dolphin Cruise


Discover native wildlife on a 4 hour eco-cruise and walk

  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 4 Hrs - 5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Observe local wildlife and dolphins on a 4 hour cruise from the Queen Charlotte Sound to the Wildlife Sanctuary Islands
  • Encounter rare and regional birds such as the Rowi Kiwi, Yellow Fronted Kakariki and Nesting Penguins
  • See an abundance of sea life from Hector Dolphins to New Zealand Fur Seals and even Orcas
  • Enjoy a 1 hour guided nature lover's walk, to spot unique bird life
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  • Benard 14 May 2017
    Very nice experience, food is great, staff are super nice and helpful...Generally, it was an unforgettable experience.

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What To Expect

Immerse yourself in the rich multitude of land and sea wildlife that New Zealand has native to its regions. Through this remarkable eco-cruise, you'll be able to experience getting up close to some of the many animal species that call New Zealand their home. From the moment you hop aboard in Picton, you'll cruise over the Queen Charlotte Sounds and meet a myriad of dolphin species, which include Hector dolphins, the bottlenose, dusky, and even several seabirds. You'll head towards Motuara Island, where the bird sanctuary will introduce you to some of New Zealand's native birds, which include the Rowi Kiwi, yellow-fronted Kakariki, and even nesting penguins. You'll be able to then take a walk on the wild side at the Cook Strait lookout, taking in the beautiful scenery before you head back onto your return trip where you can enjoy a complimentary drink and cookies.

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Discover New Zealand's wildlife both on land and in the sea
wildlife sanctuary cruise marlborough
See a variety of dolphin species on your cruise
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Discover the rich bird life in Marlborough
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Take a stroll over Cook Strait and take in the picture-perfect views
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Cruise over Marlborough's Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Visit to the Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary
  • 1 hour island walk
  • Viewing sea birds, land birds, marine mammals
  • Professional knowledgeable guide
  • Hot drink and cookies available on board
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Meals
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 5-15
  • Infant ticket: Age 0-4
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
  • Meet up point: 1 Wellington St, Picton 7220
  • How to get there: Located on Picton's main Waterfront, only 5 minutes walk from Picton i-Site Visitor Center

Departure Time:

  • 7:45am (Summer Only),1:45pm (All year round), please make sure you arrive at the meeting point 30 min before departure
  • Tour lasts 4-5 hours
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (3) 4.7
  • Benard 14 May 2017
    Very nice experience, food is great, staff are super nice and helpful...Generally, it was an unforgettable experience.
  • s 17 Apr 2017
    Such an amazing experience!!Very nice cruise, delicious food, great view, I really recommend this trip.
  • s 15 Apr 2017
    Very fun The day the weather is very good scenery very beautiful on the ship's staff are also very satisfied with the service
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