We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Ulva Island Explorer from Stewart Island
56

Book in advance
from
$119.00
per adult
Check availabilityView full product details
  
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Ways to Experience RealNZ
from $119.00
More Info
from $229.00
More Info
from $50.00
More Info
Reviews (1,239)
Filter reviews
1,239 results
Traveller rating
845
274
63
26
31
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
845
274
63
26
31
Show reviews that mention
All reviews doubtful sound across lake manapouri wilmot pass informative commentary bus driver day trip ulva island bird life crew crossing bluff milford cruise boats terminal scenery fjord
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
401 - 406 of 1,239 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

As part of our honeymoon we spent 4 nights in Te Anau/Milford Sound and booked 3 tours with Real Journeys.
They seem expensive but with the discount for multiple bookings, the overall experience is ok value - considering the spectacular corner of the world they bring you to.

The first was the glow worms tour in Te Anau. This was really cool, well organised and only took a few hours. It was a boat across lake Te Anau, with some beautiful views. Then we were given a brief talk on the glow worms before heading into the caves. Despite it being dark, in a little boat and in a cave, the tour was really well run and we always felt safe. The glow worms are amazing and look like twinkling stars.

The second tour was the day trip to Doubtful Sound. This was great! The tour starts with a boat across lake Manapouri, a bus ride to the start of the sound and then a long boat tour. It rains about 200 days a year in Fjordland so dont expect clear skies, this rain though creates the spectacular waterfalls in the Sound. Although it was cloudy and wet during our tour, we still got amazing photos. This is a long tour so remember to either book lunch with your tour or bring a lunch with you as there is no cafes in Doubtful Sound!

The third tour we did was the overnight in Milford Sound and it was incredible! Not long after the boat set off the wind and rain picked up and we found ourselves in the middle of a storm. It was remarkable, huge waterfalls were flowing off the rocks and then being blown back up by the wind! The room was really comfortable and we got a great night sleep once the storm blew over. The meals onboard were excellent and you can tell the crew take pride in offering you a great experience. In the morning it was raining again but 4 of us still headed out kayaking and it was great. The best thing about doing Milford Sound overnight is that you get to experience it when no other boats are around, it was getting quite busy again when we arrived back at ~10 the next morning.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank W6929MCdavidb
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We took the real journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise tour from Te Anau. The bus trip was very informative (with a Chinese and Japanese interpreter on board too) with several stops to take pictures enroute. The glass roof of the bus was amazing to appreciate the true beauty of the Milford road. The boat cruise was informative & breathtaking seeing the towering snow covered mountains plunge into the sea. We saw a waterfall up close & seals sleeping on the rocks. We all loved the tour including the kids!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ro-shell-1982
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The sea conditions on the trip to the island was very rough with large swells running but the skipper made sure we got the smoothest ride possible. The ferry itself was comfortable with plenty of room when seated. Overall impressive!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LXW
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

LXW, it can be a little rough at times, but then, as you mention we are professional and have a very hospitable crew. We look forward to welcoming you back on board for another trip to Stewart Island.
The team at Stewart Island Experience

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sooz03
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, 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.
The team at Stewart Island Experience

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We had two wonderful experiences on our visit to Te Anau. On our first day we hike on the Kepler Track with Becs as our guide. She was wonderful to be with and a superb leader on this strenuous day hike. The following day, with Douglas as our guide, we explored Milford Sound and walked interesting portions of the Milford Track. Thanks to Real Journeys for making our exploration of these beautiful areas such a special experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Don L
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews