Discover Stewart Island from the water. Enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and visit Ulva Island – an internationally acclaimed open wildlife sanctuary. During the guided walk (45 mins) with our nature guide, see native bird life and plants flourishing in a predator-free environment. Though now rare on the mainland, the inquisitive flightless weka thrives and is usually encountered.
Following your visit to Ulva Island, discover hidden coves and unspoilt beaches as you cruise further into Paterson Inlet to view the historic Whalers’ Base at Prices Inlet. Our skipper provides an interesting commentary. While on board, keep a lookout for fur seals, penguins and other wildlife, as sightings are common.
• Delicious picnic lunches are available (if pre-ordered; extra cost)
• Duration 2 hours 30 mins
• Departs from Stewart Island Visitor Terminal, Main Wharf
• Suitable for most ages and fitness levels
• Small group size
What to Bring: Waterproof jacket, woollen sweater or fleece jacket, walking shoes or boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, camera and plenty of film.
Season: Oct – Apr, daily departures
Duration: 2 hrs 30-45 mins