Stewart Island Pelagic Trips
Birding Trips Available 2017 - 18 Season
Full Day 1/2 DayMonday 6th Nov 2017 Tuesday 7th Nov 2017 Thursday 30th Nov 2017 Tuesday 14th Nov 2017 Friday 1st Dec 2017 Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 Friday 8th Dec 2017 Tuesday 5th Dec 2017 Friday 19th Jan 2018 Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 Friday 2nd Feb 2018 Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 Friday 23rd Feb 2018 Tuesday 6th Feb 2018 Friday 2nd Mar 2018 Monday 12th Feb 2018 Tuesday 27th Feb 2018
also note our Port Pegasus day trips offer pelagic bird viewing as well.
Contact us if you have another date in mind.
Skipper Ty Jenkinson with Alan Davies and Ruth Miller from 'The Biggest Twitch', enjoying a day out on Aurora.
Mark Carwardine, zoologist, legendary conservationist, author and photographer on Aurora pelagic tour.
Mark Carwardine with skipper Ty Jenkinson.
Half day Pelagic Birding Trip
From Halfmoon Bay we cruise out around the muttonbird islands to the east of Stewart Island then head to Wreck Reef where the convergent tides provide a wonderful feeding ground for a variety of pelagic birds. We can then drop you off at Ulva Island to spend the afternoon at this amazing bird sanctuary returning by water taxi or you can come back into Halfmoon Bay on the Aurora. $165pp
Shorter Half day Pelagic Birding Trip
Group tour available (min. 8 pax) - leisurely 3 hour cruise from Halfmoon Bay around the muttonbird islands and Whero Rock then along the shores of Paterson Inlet. Optional drop-off at Ulva Island. $125pp
Full day Pelagic Birding Trip
For a truly wonderful experience we offer group trips to the South & East of Stewart Island, a place not visited by many people. On the cruise you may see Mottled petrels, Antarctic terns, Royal albatross and other uncommon birds. Check availability of trips above or contact us if you have a particular date in mind and we will try and put a trip together. $310pp
Full photographic sightings can be checked out on www.mattjoneswildlifeimages.com.
We offer a pick-up from Ulva Island on most of our afternoon cruises so you can enjoy a morning on Ulva Island before joining the pelagic tour.
Stewart Island Bird List
Species seen on our recent pelagic trips.
Please note that all our trips are weather permitting and also dependent on minimum numbers.