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Ulva Island Explorer from Stewart Island
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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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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time on the trip! Saw: yellow eyed penguin, blue penguin, albatross, brown skua, possum, morepork and 2 kiwi! The presentation was interesting and the staff are super friendly. I can't believe these reviews saying that just because the staff are young they're inexperienced....not at all true, they found and heard animals that no one else did! They heard, spotted and identified EVERYTHING. They were brilliant especially Erin. I went on another tour with Erin as the guide there too, (Ulva Island Guided Walk) and she found bellbirds, saddlebacks, robins, parakeets, tui, weka, blue penguins before anyone else even knew where to look.
Seeing the kiwi was incredible and made my entire trip, thank you!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jesssenior24
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for the awesome review! Getting out into the wild and viewing kiwis in their natural habitat is a once in a lifetime experience! We are delighted you experienced this with us. We pride ourselves with our people and so are very happy to hear Erin was knowledgeable, exceeded your expectations. We will be sure to pass on your feedback.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This was just an amazing time, from the background lecture to the additional things we saw like deer, albatross, penguins and of course the kiwi.

Have to say that I enjoyed the walk through the Forrest and clear moon and star filled sky so much.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ColmGLC
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Kia Ora Colm, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review. We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience.
Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

trip over given wee talk as we left Bluff. Very rough trip & Skipper & staff did best to make us comfortable. Can't see out front but has a screen to see where you are & depth of sea. Highly recommend sealegs!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bionickate2016
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Kia Ora Bionickate2016,
Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback. Yes, it can be a little rough at times, but then as you mention we have a very hospitable crew. 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 September 2018 via mobile

It was a 2hr cruise. Just need to arrive 15mins before your departure time. Note that the ferry departure is about 10mins from carpark. There are toilets near the carpark as well as the departure terminal.
Tea and coffee are complimentary on the cruise.
The cruise was pretty nice. The cruise goes along Milford Sound where you can see waterfalls, awesome Mountain View, penguins and seals.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gina S
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