Stewart Island Pelagic Trips
Birding Trips Available 2016 - 17 Season
Wednesday 9th November 2016 - full day pelagic
Friday 11th November 2016 - half day pelagic
Monday 14th November 2016- full day pelagic
Thursday 25th November 2016 - full day pelagic
Friday 2nd December 2016 - full day pelagic
Will be adding further dates over the next few days, 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. $135pp
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. $100pp
Full day Pelagic Birding Trip
For a truly wonderful experience we offer group trips to the South Cape of Stewart Island, a place not visited by many people. On the way we cruise past the Traps and 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
Our Birding Bonanza is an extremely popular custom designed full day birding package! Together with Ulva's Guided Walks we offer a half day on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary for forest birds, then a half day on the Aurora, viewing abundant pelagic seabirds and wildlife around the coastline of Stewart Island. Check above for Birding Bonanza trip calendars or on www.ulva.co.nz
Full photographic sightings can be checked out on www.mattjoneswildlifeimages.com.
If you would like to book on our Birding Bonanza package which includes kiwi spotting, a guided walk on Ulva Island plus the pelagic cruise please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.