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Stewart Island Ferry Service

by Real Journeys
per adult Price is NZ$89
Duration: 1h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • A convenient & speedy ride across the Foveaux Strait

  • Scenic ocean journey on board 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

Highlights

  • A convenient & speedy ride across the Foveaux Strait

  • Scenic ocean journey on board 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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11:00 AM, Bluff to Stewart Island in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.Includes transport from Bluff to Stewart Island.

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Total price is NZ$89, taxes included

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3:30 PM, Stewart Island to Bluff in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English. Includes transport from Stewart Island to Bluff.

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5:00 PM, Stewart Island to Bluff in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English. Includes transport from Stewart Island to Bluff.

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5:15 PM, Bluff to Stewart Island in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English. Includes transport from Bluff to Stewart Island.

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8:00 AM, Stewart Island to Bluff in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English. Includes transport from Stewart Island to Bluff.

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9:45 AM, Bluff to Stewart Island in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English. Includes transport from Bluff to Stewart Island.

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11:00 AM, Roundtrip from Bluff to Stewart Island in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English.Includes roundtrip transport from Bluff to Stewart Island.

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Total price is NZ$159, taxes included

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9:45 AM, Roundtrip from Bluff to Stewart Island in English

Duration 1h

Live Commentary in English. Includes roundtrip transport from Bluff to Stewart Island.

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Stewart Island Ferry Service

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


Description

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 on board 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.

Both sectors of the return ferry (including date and time) need to be made at the time of booking. The return date can be changed up to 24 hours prior to original departure and is subject to availability.


Inclusions

  • Transport between Bluff and Stewart Island by ferry

  • Coffee and tea

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 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 roundtrip 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.


Stewart Island Ferry Service ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Expedia-Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 1 Nov. 2019

Office staff most helpful we had a rough crossing but Captain did his best. To make it comfortable as. he could crew on board very. helpful. to those. that were sick

5/5 11 Jun. 2019

We, the 4 of us two aged 64yrs, one aged 66yrs and one aged 67yrs enjoyed the Ferry Trip over to Stewart Island. Its was windy, and the waves came in, with the lady pilot driving the catarmaran through the troughs as the experienced professional she was. Being Winter, the island was nice and quiet. We did a van tour around all the bays, and enjoyed lunch at the Hotel. Everyone was friendly, and Oban was beautiful. We are planning to come back for week in the summer. The Ferry trip over was not scary, but heaps of fun, riding the waves.

Lindah Campbell

New Zealand

4/5 18 May 2019

Unfortunately the weather and the water were too rough to see anything or enjoy the ride. It was a wild ride and gave us a notion of how fierce it could be. Relief for all when we landed.