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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 5 April 2018 via mobile

It's really an experience.
The sea was very wild and choppy.
Most of the time I thought we were under water.
There were a few that was not feeling too well because of the choppy sea.
Informative and good.
Just in an hour we cross the straits.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jjasg10
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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 review. Yes, it can be a little choppy at times, but we are glad to hear you had a good experience. 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 27 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience - our crossing was good. It can be rough so be prepared with sea sick tablets prior to trip if you do not have Sea legs. Check ferry times on the web. They run on time and was efficient. Paid and free parking available at Bluff at the Terminal. One bag checked on allowance and one small carry on for free. On our trip there was a dinghy and bikes. Coffee and tea available for purchase. A one hour trip.

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

Hi there and thanks for the five star review. We hope you enjoyed your time on Stewart Island.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Travel on 25 March 18 and came back on the 27 March. Booked the package deal, shuttle from the IVC Airport return at a cost $380.00 for two people and received a discount for a return trip. Really well organised check in but pre booked tickets on realjourneys.com. Smooth sailing that took 1 hour. Comp coffee and outside area to view the scenery - well recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We went island on this cruise. The crew are very friendly and the cruise is very comfortable. Free coffee tea and hot chocolate. Sometimes you can see different animals surrounding you. Very interesting !

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

Hi Nicole, thanks for taking the time to post this five star review. We'll be sure to pass your positive comments onto the team here.
Regards, the SIE team!

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We crossed back from Stewart Island because it was too foggy to fly. All arrangements were very efficient and we felt safe on the journey despite thick fog as there were 2 people looking out for other vessels. Thanks

Date of experience: March 2018
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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 review. We're pleased you enjoyed your crossing with us, even if it was a back up plan for you! Hopefully you had a great time on Stewart Island while you were here.
Regards, the Stewart Island Experience team.

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