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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The tour was very professionally run and visited a number of places in the inlet as well as Ulva Island which I thoroughly enjoyed. The boat stopped several times to attract Mollymawk Albatrosses and even a few Royal Northern Albatross. The tour of Ulva Island was excellent with a great description of the history, bird life and vegetation of the island. The tour is recommended.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank George K
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

A nice cruise combined with an informative guide made this trip interesting and useful. They use a catamaran which tours the Inlet before stopping at Ulva Island for a 45 minute nature walk. Guide was excited about the fauna and knew a lot about the nuances of trying to keep an Island pest free for native species. Very enjoyable trip.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank John M
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi John M, thanks for the review. We're pleased to read how much you enjoyed your trip with us.
Thanks, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We booked this as an excursion from our cruise ship. It is a boat ride around the area with stops to see salmon farms, mussel farms, seals, many birds, and some history of the area. It was enjoyable but if you have seen these animals in other areas of NZ this will just be a repeat.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this 2.5 hr cruise including walk on Ulva Island. If you have limited time on Stewart Island, this trip is a great introduction to bird, plants and trees. Ulva Island is absolutely beautiful, guide Leah was very knowledgable & informative. We saw many bird species as well as learning about the plant life, trees, orchid spotting and a short beach walk. I would love to return for more hours walking on Ulva Island as this brief trip whets the appetite for more.
The crew were good, boat comfortable; this is an excellent short trip.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 44JanM44
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

Thanks for the review. We're pleased to see how much you managed to takeaway from this tour. The flora and fauna in the area is diverse and interesting and we're pleased to see how well Leah looked after you and managed to fill you with information!
Regards, the Real Journeys team.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the Paterson Inlet cruise. The staff were really knowledgeable and friendly. I learnt lots from it and got to see lots of cool birds. On Ulva island there were Robins that would jump around your feet because it's pest free so they have nothing to be afraid of. I would definitely recommend doing this cruise and it is great for families too.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Aimee E
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