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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience
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US$59.65*
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One-Way Ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island
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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 16 March 2017 via mobile

Our trip over and back was so calm... staff were friendly and very helpful ... nice way to meet traveller's visiting island .

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"tea and coffee"
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Been told all kinds of tales about this trip but we couldn't have asked for better. Smooth fast trip with places of interest pointed out. Friendly staff very helpful. Booked wrong date and they were very kind and rebooked for right day at no xtra cost. Thanks ferry people you were great.

Thank Bronwyny52
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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 Bronwyny52, thanks for the review. We're pleased to read your comments about how informative and helpful the crew were. We will be sure to pass your comments onto the team. Kind Regards, the Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A good trip to Stewart island and back. A little rough but added to the ride. Recommend to all visitors to the Deep South.

Thank chrismO6081EE
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for the amazing review.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

There is not many choice to come here (Stewart island) 77 nzd for one way and 135 nzd for round trip , you can amend your booking date as well.there is toilet and a small shop on ferry. Boat ride a bit dizzy ...luckily only 1 hour drive . bring plastic bags (just in case)

Thank Gutswallow T
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had a very calm crossing from Bluff Harbour to Oban on Stewrat Island and to Ulva Island oth ways. The ferry is very comfortable & has food & drinks available, The trip was quite quick.

Thank Helen C
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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 Helen, thanks for posting this review. We are pleased you enjoyed the trip.

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