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Scenic - Experience Stewart Island (½ day trip) - Group charters

This trip lets you experience some of the best Stewart Island has to offer. Cruising on the comfortable vessel ‘Aurora’, take in the beautiful views of Rakiura National Park from the water. Catch fresh blue cod and trumpeter for your dinner while experiencing albatross and other seabirds up close. A visit to Ulva Island, the beautiful predator free open sanctuary gives you a chance to walk in the rain forest and see some of New Zealand's endangered bird species such as saddleback / tieke and yellowhead / mohua. To end the day we cruise past the marine farms in Big Glory Bay before returning to Halfmoon Bay.

Weka chick on Ulva Island - photo Ben Marzeion

This popular ½ day trip includes:

  • A cruise out to the muttonbird islands to view seals and a variety of sea birds including albatross, penguins, southern skua and sooty shearwater (mutton birds) in season.
  • Catch fresh fish for your dinner.
  • A visit to Ulva Island in Paterson Inlet. Ulva Island is an outstanding predator-free open sanctuary with many native bird species including the recently reintroduced saddleback, mohua and Stewart Island robin.
  • From Ulva Island we cruise to view the marine farms of Big Glory Bay.

Rates: Minumum group number 8 passengers

1pm - 4.30pm

Adults: $100 per person

Children under 15: $50 per person

Native kaka seen in increasing numbers around Halfmoon Bay and Ulva Island