Ulva Island Ferry & Water Taxi

Ulva Island Ferry & Water Taxi

Ulva Island Ferry & Water Taxi
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Adventure is allowing the unexpected happen to you! Experience Ulva Island - the pristine forested island and one of few predator-free sanctuaries in New Zealand- and the unique beauty of Paterson Inlet. Freedom Tours, guided walks and sight seeing with the Ulva Island Ferry for those who prefer the charm of a vintage wooden ferry or with a fast pace custom built vessel.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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David
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The guys were amazing! We and our 4 packs were picked up by lighter from the tricky rocky beach, ferried to the main vessel and taken at fabulous speed in tough conditions to Golden Bay. This added to our great tramp from Masons Bay - and we got to the pub in time for dinner!
Written 21 February 2024
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kiwi wilderness walks
Stewart Island, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Bloody Amazing. Rakiura is a trojan. Always on time, courteous and went ouf of his way to show us interesting things ( hooker sea lions !! ) along the way.
Thank you Rakiura.
Written 18 January 2024
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Steven O'B
Whangarei, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Over 20 years ago with Lew at the helm, we motored out of Tutukaka, Northland on the MV Wairangi to go snorkelling around the poor nights, a great day out.

This month, at the other end of the country, with Rakiura at the helm, we motored out of Paterson inlet, Stewart Island on the MV Wairangi to go bird watching towards Bench Island, then back around the inlet.

Rakiura shared the recent history of the Wairangi and put us in great spots to see & photograph the birds. It was a most enjoyable couple of hours thanks to Rakiura & crew.

Thank you, Rakiura Adventures, for keeping this historic ship in use & in such good condition.
Written 20 November 2023
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Melissa K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The water taxi operated efficiently. Ulva Island was a great place to see birds and enjoy New Zealand native vegetation.
Written 7 November 2023
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Claire K
United Kingdom259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
A lovely short crossing from Ulva Ferry to the Island of Ulva.... Highly recommend. Excellent boatman one summons by unveiling a red square!
Written 19 May 2023
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KiwiJune
Carterton, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We booked a water taxi by phone the day before to do our own walk around Ulva Island.
The booking was done promptly to meet our time requirements with easy payment over the phone.
The next day our "taxi driver" was friendly, flexible and efficient.
Written 16 February 2023
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Fafa-Ahm
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We took the morning ferry to Ulva Island, and it was quite pleasant on the outgoing trip, but very windy on the return (we took the last ferry back). There were blankets provided for the passengers use in case someone felt cold.

We had also booked a Pelagic Tour, but due to the weather conditions, it was cancelled - the skipper (Rakiura) kept us fully informed until the last minute, and we appreciate his attention.

Highly recommend using the Ulva Island Ferry & Water Taxi
Written 23 January 2023
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julie_a_fraser
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
As a group of 4 we enjoyed a guided boat trip around the Patterson Inlet and it's wildlife, before being taken to Ulva Island. It was so fantastic and was meant to be for an hour, and there we were 2 hours later being dropped at the Island. Exceeded expectations thank you very much and we enjoyed the up close and playful encounters!!
Written 14 October 2022
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Rev Peter
Hamilton, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An awesome trip! The skipper Rakiura really looked after us and his boat handling skills were impressive. The Norweigan Whaling base was a memorable experience and definitely worth a visit!
Written 5 October 2022
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Harry D
Christchurch, New Zealand22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Great place. We booked the ferry via the red shed but this was much more expensive than going by a water taxi. It did include a guided tour though which was good. Seen some birds that we can’t see back home. Stewart island is ace and worth a visit. Our motel was ace with great. Views and the pub is fantastic with ace pub grub
Written 21 July 2022
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