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Queen Charlotte Sound Cruise – Customise Your Tour


  • Travel with E-Ko and Support local Conservation efforts
  • Add Extras to Extend Cruise into the BEST Day or half Day Adventure $25
  • No Seasickness guaranteed
  • Cruise Calm Sheltered Water of Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Experienced Captains with Fun and informative commentary
  • FREE Binoculars for you and Species ID Cards
  • Amazing Photo opportunities so close you only need a phone

Save the planet –Take an E-Ko Tour! A portion of each tour fee goes back into conservation

Tour info in brief

1.5 – 2 hours ( Add extra to get up 8 hours )
Winter = 10am – 2pm Summer 8am / 10am / 2pm / 4pm
Pricing: Adult: $50 (16+)
Child: $40 (5-15)
Infant: FREE (0-4)
Location: No 1 Wellington Street , Picton
Briefing: 15 minutes before Tour Departs

No Seasickness Guarantee

About the Tour

Explore the stunning inner Queen Charlotte Sound on a cruise around the bays with lots of options to customise your experience. The base tour is just $50 and you can then customise the trip by choosing your own activities, such as:

  • Short walks
  • Beach Picnics
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkelling
  • Visit a wildlife sanctuary
  • and more!

This tour travels through the best of the sheltered inner Sound, sightseeing and stopping in beautiful bays to drop off and pick up adventurers. Up to Golden point back to Anakiwa to pick up Queen Charlotte Track walkers returning to Picton. 5 Short Walk Options –  Kumototo/Torea / Lochmara / Mistletoe/ Anakiwa/Link Pathway – 3 hours Walk  2 Mountain Bike options – Link Pathway / QC Track – 2 hours Walk  2 Picnic on the Beach Options – Kumototo Bay / Mistletoe Bay  2 Snorkelling options- Double Cove marine reserve / Kumototo Bay  1 Wildlife Reserve option – Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary  1 Marine Reserve option – Feed the Fish at Double Cove  2 Resort Options – Lochmara Lodge / Mistletoe Bay  To book, simply choose the extra activity when you book online.

Going to Shore in Queen charlotte sound Pied Shag close up Photographer with Hectos Fluttering Shearwater Bell Bird Kumatoto Bay Link Pathway Queen Charlotte Track view


What to expect

You can Book the Queen Charlotte Cruise for just $50 and enjoy the stunning scenery and enjoy a wildlife Cruise of the inner Sounds, then be back in time for your Ferry. Book an Extra for $25, then your 2 hours can extend into a 6-8 hour Adventure. Book an Extra and be picked up and returned to Picton later that day 🙂 Extras are:  Short Walk on the Queen Charlotte Track,  Stop at Lochmara Lodge or Mistletoe Bay, Hire some snorkelling equipment, Enjoy the Marine Reserve underwater. Take a mountain Bike along the Link Pathway or Walk this FREE Track to Ngakuta bay Enjoy Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary or get a lift back from Anakiwa after walking the Queen Charlotte Track.

What to bring

Bring Suitable Footwear if Walking Phone or Camera for photographs Sunscreen or a light jacket Water bottle ( FREE filtered water at E-Ko Shop)


Where are we?

We are located conveniently on Picton’s main waterfront with car parking close by and only a 1-minute walk from the main street.

Just look for the Dusky Dolphin outside our shop.

Before your tour starts feel free to take a seat inside the shop or outside on our sun drenched deck and enjoy the stunning views.

Customers can also get online with our free WiFi, and purchase a tea or coffee to enjoy on the deck.

You will Never Miss your Ferry

Our tour schedules are integrated with the Interislander – so there is no chance that you’ll miss your ferry.

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