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Early Bird Eco Cruise

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Picton, New Zealand
Early Bird Eco Cruise

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Access Motuara Island, a haven for some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable bird life. Enjoy a boat ride from Picton through the Marlborough Sounds with live commentary on board, then explore the island on your own. Look for rare birds (and well-known native favorites), see native bush flourishing, and relish the peace of the island.
  • Explore the island at your own pace, without the pressure of a tour
  • Spot the wildlife: Motuara Island is home to blue penguins, saddlebacks, robins, and more
  • Pick up from and drop off to waterfront resorts and accomodation available
  • Relax on the boat, then exercise by walking around the island
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Live commentary on board
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Food and drinks (available for purchase on some cruises)

Departure Point

London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late arrival
  • The duration of activity is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and weather conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately - rain jacket and walking shoes required
  • If, in the very rare event that this activity is canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • PLEASE NOTE: There are lavatories available for use on the boat, but not on the island.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cougar Line
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Early Bird Eco Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Early Bird Eco Cruise.


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