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Stewart Island Ferry - Stewart Island Experience
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We took the only ferry from Bluff,N.Z. to Stewart Island at 9:30 in the morning. They were very efficient, managed our suitcases by having large cargo boxes set up that we placed our own bags into, and then they used a forklift to place the boxes onto the ship. It was very smooth, even in the driving rain that we were dealing with.
The team in the office and the ship’s crew were all very professional And pleasant. The only problem we had was the fact that we were having to cross the open ocean with large swells with storm conditions- be prepared with ginger( either tablets, fruit or ginger beer, or all three) ,wristbands for motion sickness , and Dramamine if the crossing is going to be challenging.
My wife got ill and lost her stomach contents,-the crew were very helpful in getting her and the floor cleaned up while I was on the back platform trying not to lose my lunch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ron1733
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

A short 1 hour crossing, with chcek in an hour before departure. If you don't travel well - sit in the middle near the back. We had a calm crossing there, and a rough crossing back. The crew were very helpful at all times.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

This is as fabulous service between Stewart Island and Bluff but the journey is totally weather dependant. It can get really rough out there and if you prone to sea sickness bear that in mind - its not pleasant. On a calm day its very enjoyable. The boat is clean and well maintained and the staff are excellent and do what they can for the passengers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joyce767
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry for a day return. It’s very quick and comfortable but the prices are very high. They offer free tea and coffee

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FabAndy
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

The seas were modest today with 20 knot winds and 2m seas so the ride was very pleasant. We traveled under partly sunny skies so the scenery was lovely. I'm prone to seasickness but did not have any trouble. I enjoyed fresh air at the stern and it was easy to keep my eyes on the horizon with lovely island scenery. The ferry is a catamaran so makes for more comfortable and smooth ride across Foveaux Strait. There is a lot to see and do once you arrive in Oban.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynne A
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