Morning cruise to Marlborough Sounds bird sanctuary

Cruise to Motuara Island

Runs Nov-Apr
$120 16 years +
$65 5-15 years
Free 0-4 years
Depart Picton
8am Nov -Apr '24
Arrive Picton

Note, this cruise runs November-April.

Cruise with us Oct-Apr to Motuara Island in the outer Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui, for a very special Marlborough Sounds experience.

Disembark into the magic of morning birdsong, look for penguins on the shore or in nesting boxes, and spot some of the rare species that call this island sanctuary home, including the South Island saddleback and bush robin.

Follow the well-formed track to the island’s summit to take in the sweeping views across the Sound to Cook Strait.
 You’ll have approximately 1.5 hours to explore this natural paradise before the relaxing return boat ride.