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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience
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Cruise & Ulva Island

Well, we’d like to thank Jon from this team, for being fantastic when we found ourselves in a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Agapantha56
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Greymouth, New Zealand
Good but pricey

The cost of transport is a bit steep. $79 per person each way. It's a catamaran and is a bit... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2021
TambonzRobertson
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Waipu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

It was very rough, the captain was an excellent seaman and stemmed the swell with aplomb. Do suggest taking anti seasick pill before hand!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi there Cazzamamma, thanks for the five start review.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This trip is short but very informative of the wildlife on Stewart Island and especially Ulva Island with a nature walk. The whole experience was well done and well led.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Nice trip on a calm day, While I am sure it can get rough at times the large Catamaran provides a steady platform for the one hour crossing. Large luggage is put into special carriers before being loaded onto the boat. Great trip.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We recently got the ferry from Bluff across the straight to Stewart Island. It was a really rough day, a few were sick on board but they were well looked after by the crew on board. The trip over was vet informative with a commentary most of the way. Definitely will do the trip again.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is a special place. It's an island off the South Island of New Zealand . It has less than 400 people , 4 restaurants , and 1 petrol pump. It deserves at least 4 days. Wander the foot paths and tracks, view wild Kiwis, eat blue cod or maybe even muttonbird, visit Ulva island , watch the sunrise &/or sunset , chat with the friendly locals and fellow visitors , etc. Take at least 5 days . Bring rain gear and a wind proof jacket and enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Kia Ora and thanks for the review. We're thrilled to read such nice comments about our wonderful slice of paradise down here! Definitely an underrated destination. Hope to have you visit again in future. Kind Regards, the Stewart Island Experience team.

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