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Cruise Stewart Island in affordable comfort & style! Offering tours and water taxi services to the Ulva Island bird sanctuary, Freshwater River, meet our stunning ocean birds such as Albatross and Yellow-Eyed Penguins up close and personal on a...more
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
10 Main Rd. | Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
I used water taxi service from/to Oban to Ulva Island. Both boat rides were very punctual and the staff were very kind and friendly. I paid via credit card. Make a phone call and arrange the boat ride to Ulva Island.
We used the services of Rakiura Charters a few time during our 4 night stay on Stewart Island. One such trip was the Freshwater river scenic cruise, which was an enjoyable way to see the natural and varied beauty of this island. We were able...More
Matt took four of us out on his boat and gave us the most fantastic tour for three hours. We saw several Royal Albatross, mollymawk, shags, muttonbird and terns gliding nearby and beside the boat to feed. A spectacular sight. Matt shared his amazing knowledge...More
On advice of our hostess we did a combination fresh water river/Ulva Island tour. The river part is on accessible at high tide so there was a narrow window of opportunity . Got to see more of New Zealand by doing this. Enjoyed doing Ulva...More
The driver was prompt and efficient. I was, however, somewhat put off by his attitude. I got the feeling that he thought he was doing us a favour by picking us up.
He told us details of how his family had lived at Stewart Island...More
Some of our group had used the service to get to the start of the track for Mason's Bay. Some of us were unable to do this trip so five of us decided to do the boat trip in the next day instead, and time...More
We used their service twice and each time they were perfectly on time, although we all felt relaxed.
We were off to Port William (leaving from Oban) and the captain explained us where to take which road in order to get back efficiently. That was...More
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Alina T, Owner at Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017
Hi Fien D,
Many thanks for your review and for your custom, we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to beautiful Stewart Island!
We had a tour to the salmon farm and the were dropped off at Ulva Island for a free walk around. Our tour guide/boatman was very knowledgeable and told us good information and answered our questions we'll. His name is Edward so if you are...More