Stewart Island Ferry Service

By Real Journeys
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Vehicles and venues aired out


  • A convenient & speedy ride across the Foveaux Strait

  • Scenic ocean journey aboard a comfortable catamaran

  • Informative commentary & highlights pointed out by your crew

  • Scenic views of some of the best landscape in New Zealand

  • Glimpses of seascapes, wildlife & beauty on Stewart Island

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Transport between Bluff and Stewart Island by ferry

  • What's included

    Coffee and tea

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Each person may bring up to 2 pieces of small carry-on luggage.

  • For return service, you can arrange your return trip from Stewart Island when you call to confirm your reservation. Return trips can take place at any time within 6 months of your initial journey.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Zip across the Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island for a speedy and comfortable voyage. The perfect companion for your visit to the charming sights of New Zealand's third-largest island, this catamaran ride gives you a look at the wonders on the ocean.

When you step aboard the vessel, settle in for a journey across the beautiful stretch of water. Watch for the sights that line the strait, including the Dog Island Lighthouse, Ruapuke Island, the Titi Islands, and the fish and seabirds that fill the scenery.

Along the way, the vessel's friendly staff share some informative commentary as they point out the highlights along the way. Enjoy tea and coffee as you relax on deck, and then step ashore at the harbour ready to explore the best that New Zealand has to offer.

**For the Return Ferry option, you must book the time you wish to travel from Bluff to Stewart Island. To book your return ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff you must contact our Customer Service Team. Please be aware the return ferry booking are NOT CONFIRMED until you have received a confirmation from the supplier, Stewart Island Experience.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Halfmoon Bay
  • Stewart Island

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Bluff Visitor Terminal
    • 21 Foreshore Road
    • Bluff 9814
    • Stewart Island Visitors Information Centre
    • 12 Elgin Terrace
    • Oban 9818

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