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Motuara Island Eco Tour

motuara island eco tour

Spend a day of cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound eco-marine haven

Spend a day cruising through the Queen Charlotte Sound eco-marine haven, where seals, dolphins, penguins, gannets and shearwaters abound, to visit Motuara Island.

A Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Watch permit allows us to interact with the local wildlife along the 30 minute journey to the Island, a bird sanctuary that provides a safe haven for many rare species, including the South Island Saddleback and Bush Robin. You will have approx 2 hours on the island. A Flora and Fauna identification sheet and map will be provided, with an onboard commentary by the skipper highlighting points of interest.


Our Motuara Island Eco Tour Package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in a luxury one bedroom apartment
  • Three course dinner both nights at the resort 
    Plus ... a picnic lunch for your Motuara excursion.
  • Full Breakfast each morning in the Kumatage guest lounge
  • Return transfers between the Resort and Picton by scheduled water taxi


Options to follow the Motuara Island tour include:
  • A day walk from Resolution Bay to Furneaux Lodge on the Queen Charlotte Track, 10.5km
  • Cruise to a leisurely lunch stop at a Sound Resort of your choice – Furneaux Lodge or Punga Cove Resort returning at 3.45pm
  • Explore Ship Cove and enjoy a picnic lunch at the place that Captain Cook and early Maori explorers enjoyed – return to resort at 3.45pm
  • Cruise back to Bay of Many Coves Resort via Ship Cove and Endeavour Inlet. Arrive back to resort at 12pm


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Motuara Island Eco Tour

Seasonal Rates

1 October to 19 December - POA
20 December to 23 December - POA
24 December to 4 January - POA
5 January to 28 February - POA
1 March to 30 April - POA
1 May to 30 September - POA

All rates are per person, per night sharing

Actual pricing depends on the dates of your stay. Pricing excludes alcohol. Pricing only applies when booking directly with the Bay of Many Coves. Prices include NZ GST of up to 15%. Any increase beyond this will need to be passed on.