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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely travel on the cat. A little rough for the other of our party that came over the next day but with wonderful staff on board and assistance , all was good. Even the non seafarers..would highly recommend

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

sooz03, thanks for highly recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back on board our ferry in the near future.
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Crossed in strong winds with 5m waves—thoroughly enjoyed it!
Crew were on hand and attentive to those feeling ill.
Journey back was far more comfortable in calm seas.
Would highly recommend!

Thank VictoriaS4710
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Victoria S, thanks for taking the time to post your 5 star review. Yes, it can be a little rough at times, but the "superb crew" are well versed with the conditions and being attentive during the crossing of the Foveaux Strait - glad that you thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great trip over to the island but as the weather deteriorated the return trip was canceled. With an early morning crossing still planned we found the ferry well suited to the Deep South conditions
Great crew n skippers

Thank kruuza
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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 Kruuza, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation. We are very happy to hear you had a lovely experience with our hospitable crew. Yes the weather can be temperamental sometimes but like you pointed out all is well that ends well. We look forward to welcoming you back on board for another trip to Stewart Island.
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Check in process was easy, bags were dropped in containers outside to be loaded on the ferry. Plenty of seats inside, but not so much standing room outside for those that like to travel in the fresh air. The journey itself was comfortable but we were fortunate to have fairly calm conditions. Free tea / coffee offered on board.

Thank catri0nay0ung
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

catri0nay0ung, thank you for posting a review that will be useful for other travellers..
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the experience from John at Stewart island counter welcoming you with a great NZ smile, cracking a joke or two while he processes your tickets. The staff attending to your luggage, assisting you board the Vessel, a comfortable boat.. and free coffee onboard (instant) to warm the hands and belly. Great transport to and from the mainland!

Thank Doryundercover
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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 Doryundercover, Thanks for the review! We’re so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience and you were well looked after by our hospitable crew. We will pass on the great feedback to John!
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