From the rare and endangered South Island Saddleback to the Marlborough Green Gecko, explore the beautiful Motuara Bird Sanctuary Island and not only meet the local wildlife but enjoy the sweeping views of the Marlborough Sounds.

Terms and Conditions

Motuara Island Bird Watchers Cruise (08:00 to 12:30) Terms and Conditions:

-The cruise allows 60 minutes ashore at Motuara Island for bird viewing. Upon drop off at the island your skipper will advise your collection time. -No food or drinks are allowed to be consumed on the island. -Due to the protection of natural wildlife and species we suggest that your walking boots or shoes are thou roughly cleaned before departing Picton. -There are no toilet facilities on the island. -This trip is not suitable for persons with walking or mobility difficulties as access to the island can sometimes involve a ladder due to tide differences. -Please note that although this is the most prevalent place in the Queen Charlotte Sounds to view Bird Life we cannot guarantee the type of species that you will see. That is up to the birds if they choose to be seen!