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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience
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Rough weather, but safe & seamless transfer

We used the Stewart Island ferry on our way from Oban back to Bluff and onward to Invercargill by... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2021
greg_wanders
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Perfect crossing twice

I guess we were very lucky with the weather. The only thing I think is stupid is that you have to... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2021
mariannah378
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Katikati, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Beacuse I suffer VERY badly from motion sickness, I was supposed to fly across but there was too much cloud cover. Only choice was the ferry and the staff were great. I sat at the back of the ferry and a staff member brought me a cold cloth for my neck. He popped his head out every 15 mins or so to check on me.
The trip wasn't terribly rough so I was fine & the scenery was wonderful

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Deborah W
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Kia Ora Deb, thanks so much for taking the time to post this feedback. We are delighted you made the trip even though you suffer from motion sickeness. Stewart Island is a real gem and often missed by visitors to the south of New Zealand. We'll be sure to pass your kind words onto the team here. We trust you had a wonderful time on the island once you got here.
Kind regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have smooth sailing both ways prefect weather. I took some sea sick pills just incase. We booked a return ticket for the same day 9.45am leaving bluff 5pm return but we finished our walks and stuff early and enquired if we could swap our return for 3.30pm with was no problem. Thanks guys. Great service.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gemma W
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for the review. We're delighted to receive this five star rating!
Kind regards, the team at Stewart Island Experience.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We had a rough ride but that was because of the weather. The staff were very helpful and caring. Good boat!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bbrichau
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Kia Ora and thanks for the review. The Foveaux Strait can be a bit rough at times however we're pleased to see how well the staff looked after you all during the trip. We hope you had a most memorable time on Stewart Island.
Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Enjoyed the trip there and back. Staff were friendly and helpful, great team. Captain was impressive upon return when crossing the bar. In very good hands :)

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kwitehira
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post your recommendation. We are very happy to hear you had a lovely experience and that our team took good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back on board for another trip to Stewart Island.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The vessels are modern, comfortable and fast. The booking system practical and convenient, with affordable long term parking available on the mainland.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank trav078
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