We are operating all experiences under Alert Level 1 protocols. Face masks are required on the Stewart Island Ferry. Find out more >

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Stewart Island Ferry Services

Experience Foveaux Strait onboard our express catamarans. During the one-hour crossing on the Stewart Island Ferry between Bluff and Oban keep a lookout for wildlife, especially seabirds. Watching mollymawks (albatross) soaring above the ferry is a fantastic sight.

Comprehensive commentaries provide information on the interesting landmarks commonly seen, including Dog Island Lighthouse, Ruapuke Island, the Titi Islands and Mt Anglem - Stewart Island’s highest point.

  • Complimentary tea and coffee onboard
  • View timetable
  • One hour journey
  • Luggage limit: two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on) - View additional baggage fees
  • Additional baggage is by prior arrangement
  • Parking is available at Bluff Visitor Terminal  - View parking fees
  • Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure

Please note: Under Alert Level 1 or higher, guests will be required to bring and wear a face mask when traveling on the Stewart Island Experience Ferry. This measure is in adherence to the new government guidelines and will apply across New Zealand, on all public transport. 

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