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“Outstanding Trip”

Stewart Island Experience
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Oban
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet, viewing hidden coves and beaches including a visit to the Ulva Island – a renowned wildlife sanctuary. An on-board nature guide provides commentary throughout the cruise and leads a 45 minute walk through part of the Ulva Island. This island is home to abundant birdlife, including some of New Zealand’s most rare and precious plant species. Departs: Oban. (Previously named Paterson Inlet Cruises).
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We went on the Paterson Inlet Cruise and had the same two guides from the Ferry trip over to the Island. What a pleasure to have two gentleman with a sense of humour and loads of knowledge about the Island and its inhabitants. Our guide Leah on the guided walk was just outstanding, her knowledge was incredible. we saw Robins, rifleman, a morepork, and another bird with a bright yellow head that is on the $100 note!! (can't remember the name...) All in all what a fabulous afternoon topped off by Spirit of New Zealand moored in the inlet , spectacular photo opportunity.

Thank Sandra255106
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

This tour is well worth booking as you get a boat trip to the island and a one hour walk with a guide through the forest. Our guide Bevan made it a good experience for us as he enthusiastically talked about the vegetation and spotted the birds for us.

Thank 730kayr
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We had a awesome cruise in Peterson Inlet. Then nature walk with a awesome guide -Bevan at Ulva Island. He was one of the best guides I have come across whom also was very good with our 10 year old son. Very good value. Thanks team.

Thank JoRhys
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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing trip to Ulva Island. Our guide, Kylie was amazing. She knew everything there was to know and showed a real passion for the environment on Ulva Island. Would highly recommend to everyone.

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

We went to Stewart Island by the ferry for the day and included the Paterson Inlet cruise in our package. The cruise was enjoyable but cruise but the highlight of the trip and worth a five-star rating was the hour or guided tour on Ulva Island. Our guides were very informative pointing out plant species such as orchids and birds. I got close up images of SI Robin, the endangered and rare Yellowhead. If you’re into wildlife rather than history of Stewart Island, then just take a tour that only goes to Ulva Island.

Thank Ray P
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