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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience
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US$103.86*
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Return Ferry to Stewart Island from Bluff
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Owner description: Stewart Island Experience operates daily ferry service between Bluff and Stewart Island all year around. Stewart Island is New Zealand's ultimate eco-tourism destination and the location of Rakiura National Park. During the one hour ferry crossing, keep a look out for the Mollymawks (Albatross) that often follow the vessel. Daily coach connections operate between Bluff and Invercargill, and in summer also to Te Anau and Queenstown (summer only).
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Our captain narrated the interesting bits of the crossing and we even detoured a bit to watch an oyster ship being up its trawler full of oysters. Somewhat choppy water but the ferry was right on time.

Thank SARAH S
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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!

Thank Cazzamamma
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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.

Thank Tom D
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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.

Thank John M
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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.

Thank dddrnz
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