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One-Way Ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff provided by Real Journeys

One-Way Ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff

One-Way Ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff
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Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
A note from One-Way Ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff
Government regulations strictly adhered to. Covid Tracing App QR Code displayed- for those not using the app there is a paper sign-in sheet.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island on our comfortable catamarans. Return to Bluff after a wonderful visit to Stewart Island, just one hour’s ferry ride from Stewart Island. During the trip keep an eye out for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as Mollymawk (Albatross) and Titi which often follow the vessel. Our friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights. Ferry crossings operate all year round. Distance covered is 40km (approx. 25 miles). Interpretation handouts and complimentary tea and coffee are available. All vessels are wheelchair accessible.   Passengers are required to check-in to the Bluff or Stewart Island Visitor Terminals 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check-in and boarding gates are closed 15 minutes before scheduled ferry departure times.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2264P18
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Duration
1h
Departure details
Visitor Terminal - Stewart Island Experience, Southland 9818, New Zealand Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure.
Ferry Terminal, 11 Foreshore Road, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Departure details
Visitor Terminal - Stewart Island Experience, Southland 9818, New Zealand Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure.
Ferry Terminal, 11 Foreshore Road, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return details
Ferry Terminal, 11 Foreshore Road, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
The limit is a maximum of two small carry-on pieces of luggage per person. Other luggage (and extra goods by arrangement) are carried in freight boxes, and must be checked in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time (at additional cost)
Secure vehicle parking is available upon check-in at Bluff adjacent to the ferry terminal (approximately two minutes’ walk). Parking is available for cars, coaches and motor homes and boat trailers
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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Rhonda
Gisborne, New Zealand8 contributions
Awesome experience
Oct 2020 • Couples
Lovely scenic trip. Captain was friendly and informative. Great way to get to/from Stewart Island but from what I’ve heard, avoid it if the weather is bad
Written 1 November 2020
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