Land Tours

  • Wildlife and Dolphin Tour

    Enjoy our intimate 4-hour wildlife and Dolphin cruise in the majestic Marlborough Sounds with the award-winning local wildlife experts, departing at 13:30 daily.

  • Ship cove monument

    Cruise to Ship Cove and see were Captain Cook spent 171 days, he wrote this was the most beautiful place in the Pacific. On the way stop with Seals, Dolphins, Seabirds and enjoy our qualified Guide and Captain commentary. On the return enjoy a glass of Yealands award-winning Pinot Gris and Sealords mussels.

  • wildlife and Wine

    Cruise with your Skipper-Guide to Kaipupu Sanctuary to enjoy a short walk and see beautiful regenerating native bush, native bird species and the best view in the lower sounds. Then cruise over to a marine reserve and on the way get up close to seabirds species, seals. penguins while enjoying a glass of famous Pinot Gris from Yealands award-winning vineyard and some mussels from Sealords both sustainably produced local products.

  • Dolphin Watching

    Here at E-Ko Tours, we have a long history of working with education providers to offer you and your students a safe, fun and unique learning experience. You can provide your own educational material and teachers. We can tailor-make a trip to suit your needs! Whale Station and History, Ships Cove, History and Wildlife. There are many options in our Safe Marine Environment for Education and fun for all ages.

  • Parano Whaling station

    Cruise to the historic Perano Whaling Station through the calm and majestic Queen Charlotte Sound experiencing a variety of marine wildlife on the way. This is the only restored whaling station in New Zealand. You will be able to see and touch actual machinery used during New Zealand’s whaling era.

  • Pied Shag

    E-Ko is very excited to now offer you, keen bird watchers, four different options for experiencing the plethora of rare and wonderful birds the Queen Charlotte Sound has to offer. All options include time spent on the water cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound in search of a large variety of seabirds that inhabit the area, including one of the world’s rarest seabirds, the King Shag! Orange-Fronted Kakariki, New Zeland rarest bush bird are also available.