Experience Foveaux Strait on board the catamarans.
During the one-hour ferry tour between Bluff & Stewart Island, keep a lookout for wildlife, especially seabirds.
Watching mollymawks (albatross) soaring behind the ferry is a fantastic sight.
Comprehensive commentaries provide information on Dog Island Lighthouse, Ruapuke Island, the Titi Islands & Mt Anglem - Stewart Island's highest.
Free tea & coffee are available on board.
Invercargill pick-up / drop off locations are:
Invercargill i-SITE Visitor Centre on Gala Street (Museum)
Tuatara Backpackers Lodge
Victoria Railway Hotel
Bluff to Stewart Island
All year: 09.45-10.45
Oct-Apr: 11.00-12.00; 17.15-18.15
Dec - Mar: 13.30-14.30
Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 7, 2019: 08.00-09.00
Stewart Island to Bluff:
All year: 08.00-09.00
Oct-Apr: 15.30-16.30; 17.00-18.00
Dec - Mar: 12.00-13.00
Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 7, 2019: 09.30-10.30
Personal baggage is carried free on the ferries - maximum of two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on). Extra fees should be charged for surcharge baggage.
Things to bring:
Shoes/boots (non-slip), warm clothing/jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses & camera.
Bluff boarding point: Bluff Vistor Terminal, 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff. Please go to check in 30 mins in advance.
Stewart Island boarding point: Stewart Island Visitor Terminal, Main wharf, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island.
Children aged 5-14 years old for price of child, infant under 4 years are free of charge.
Make reservation for babies when placing an order.