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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Going from Bluff to Stewart Island, I was quite surprised at the swells. Luckily, the crew was excellent. Extremely professional, checked up on everyone, and helped out a little girl who got sick. Boat was clean, spacious, and quite cold--to help those feeling a bit nauseous, but bring a jacket if you get cold easily.

If you take the first ferry out on the way back, you'll get some amazing views of the sunrise. I'd recommend getting to the ferry terminal a bit early to appreciate it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you AJ625! The Foveaux Strait can certainly be a bit rough at times but we pride ourselves in having the best team and it is always a pleasure hearing they are constantly providing the greatest service to ensure our guests are always comfortable and happy. Thank you for travelling with us and we hope to welcome you on board again soon.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

As any body of water will do, Foveaux Strait can become quite challenging; however, the boats and equipment utilized, along with knowledgeable and experienced crews ensure a safe passage. If treated as a Disney "E-ride" the thrills only add to the overall experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Kia Ora George,
Thank you for a lovely review. We agree - the thrills sure do add to the experience.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This place is stunning, we had a tour around the Island and got some beautiful photos. Would love to go back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen C
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are glad you enjoyed the trip.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

There are not many places in NZ offering the unique experience of seeing kiwi's in the wild and Stewart island is the perfect environment.
The bush walk was easy and informative and to see two kiwi feeding on the beach was a huge bonus.
Thoroughly enjoyed to tour and the guides were experienced and enthusiastic.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Kia Ora Sally, Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Getting out into the wild and viewing kiwi in their natural habitat is a once in a lifetime experience! We are thrilled you experienced that with us.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is amazing, our guides Olly and Johnny were great, So knowledgeable and made the whole experience fun. We saw 2 Kiwi and got some great footage. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to go to Stewart Island.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen C
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Kia Ora Karen, Thank you for your recommendation. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Olly & Johnny.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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