Queen Charlotte Track and Motuara Island


  • Transport to Ship Cove (start of the Queen Charlotte Track)
  • Guided Tour of Motuara Island
  • View dolphins
  • Experience native wildlife
  • For Track Walkers Only

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Tour info in brief

8.00 AM
Pricing: Adult: $80
Child: $60 (5-15)
Infant: $60 (0-4)
Location: No1 Wellington Street Picton
Briefing: 7.45 AM

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About the Tour

We’ll transport you to Ship Cove – the start of the Queen Charlotte Track – but that’s not all.

On the way, we’ll give you a guided tour of the Marlborough Sounds and Motuara Island, where you’ll experience a huge variety of wild life  – including the famous dolphins that call this area home, as well as fur seals, rare and native birds.


Ships cove information

What to expect

We depart at 8.00 AM from Picton daily (check in at 7.45 AM) and you’ll be greeted by our friendly team – feel free to grab a free coffee from our shop 🙂

Our comfortable vessels and expert team take you on a conservation-focused, wildlife adventure for your soul.

On our journey we’ll be encountering a huge variety of rare, wonderful and interesting species along the way.

Approximately one hour later you’ll arrive at Ship Cove, where your next adventure starts.

Things to Note:

  • We can’t take bikes on our tour.
  • For $20 less you can skip Motuara Island and we’ll shuttle you to Ship Cove.

What to bring

Your gear for the Queen Charlotte Track
A smile!
Please note we can’t take bikes


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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