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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Not for the weak stomachs! Our crossing was on a relatively calm day but the fast cat still rocked and rolled. Expertly navigated by the captain. A more difficult day would be interesting.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Brad A
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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 Brad thanks for the review. Our skippers all have huge experience navigating the strait, we're delighted you agree. Hope you had a fantastic time over here on Stewart Island. Regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Probably everyone says something like this! I think we were lucky that the sea was relatively calm. It felt like being at an adventure park on one of the water attractions. There boat was certainly moving around quite a bit.
However the seats are comfy enough and the space you sit it in quite small so I felt safe and secure. The boat itself feels sturdy and is very clean. We arrived safely. A couple of people were sick. I had taken a tablet and plan to do that for my trip home again.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

"Splashy" was the word the skipper used and yes it was a bit rough but not too bad. Felt very safe the entire way. Staff helpful and concerned for young traveller in front of us who was feeling seasick. I had heard horror stories about this trip but was very pleasantly surprised by how easy and comfortable it was.

Date of experience: April 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 and thanks for the review. The crossing conditions can vary and every person has reacts differently to the motion of the sea. That said, we're delighted how comfortable you found the trip to be and how helpful the staff were onboard. Kind Regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Friendly staff, helpful and obliging. Lovely clean place to be in with great facilities. Also plenty of undercover area.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had a good trip both ways and enjoyed the views from the ferry.
We got an extra hour on the Island as there was a delay but it was no hardship having another drink in the sun at the hotel overlooking the bay. Good for taking photos of both the Island and Bluff.

Date of experience: April 2017
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