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Return Ferry to Stewart Island

For 1 person
$170 each
1 Adult
$170 each

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  • One hour trip by cataraman
  • Access to remote Stewart Island
  • Catch a glimpse of unique wildlife

Relax aboard this comfortable catamaran during this return ferry trip from Bluff to Stewart Island, one of New Zealand's ultimate eco-tourism destinations.

What's Included?

  • Return ferry trip
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Interpretation handouts
  • Government visitor levy

Relax during this 40km, one hour journey from Bluff to Stewart Island. Sit back and enjoy the journey as you keep an eye out for wildlife such as Mollymawk (albatross) and Titi, with the onboard staff providing an informative commentary. You'll also see Dog Island, Ruapuke Island and Titi Islands.

Your return trip is included, along with complimentary tea and coffee and interpretation handouts for overseas travellers.

This experience is part of the Responsible range as it holds a Qualmark Enviro-Gold endorsement and was awarded the NZ Tourism Industry Conservation in Action Award. Through fundraising, charity events and passenger levies, the provider supports no less than nine conservation projects and takes an active and logistic role in trapping, pest control and coastal clean up in the Fiordland area.

Session Length

  • This experience is one hour in duration (one way)
  • Departs daily from Bluff at 9.45am, and 4.30pm May-Sep or 5.15pm Oct-Apr
  • Departs daily from Stewart Island at 8.00am, and 3.00pm May-Sep or 3.30pm Oct-Apr
  • Mid-day sailings may be available over peak travel times


Luggage limit of 2 bags per person (one stowed and one small carry on).


A Government visitor levy of NZ$2.50 per adult per one-way ferry crossing is included in the adult rates.


  • Change your booking up to 14 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 14 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider. If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider.

Other Info

Please also state preferred return date/time

This experience departs from Bluff.

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