Paterson Inlet Cruises (including Ulva Island)

Stewart Island Cruises & Tours

Discover Stewart Island from the water. Enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet viewing hidden coves and unspoilt beaches.  Along the way learn about the early Maori history and European settlement including whaling.  Our skipper and nature guide provide detailed commentary throughout the cruise and are happy to answer any questions.

Then disembark at Ulva Island, a renowned wildlife sanctuary for a 45-minute guided walk with a specialist nature guide. View rare plants and rich birdlife, including the inquisitive weka, which are often seen on the beach.

For the remainder of the cruise around Paterson Inlet, relax on board our modern catamaran and enjoy the coastal scenery before heading back to base.

Cruises depart from the Stewart Island Visitor Terminal.

Duration 2 hours 30 mins
Delicious picnic lunch option (if pre-ordered)
Suitable for all ages



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 Ulva Island Ulva Island
 Stewart Island’s wildlife - Kaka Wildlife -

Paterson Inlet Cruises - departs from Stewart Island Terminal, Main Wharf

Season: Nov - Apr, daily departures
Duration: 2 hrs 30-45 mins
1 Nov 2014- 30 Apr 2015
Departs: 12.45pm
Prices from: $90 adult
$22 child

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Please note:

  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge
  • No departure on Christmas Day (25 Dec)

What to bring:

Non-slip shoes/boots, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/ sunglasses, insect repellent and camera.

Real Journeys also offers Village & Bays Tours and Rental Services (car, mountain bikes and scooters) on Stewart Island.

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Tel +64 3 249 7416
Freephone 0800 65 65 01 (within NZ)
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