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Stewart Island Experience operates daily ferry service between Bluff and Stewart Island all year around. Stewart Island is New Zealand's ultimate eco-tourism destination and the location of Rakiura National Park. During the one hour ferry crossing...more
Stewart Island Visitor Terminal | Main Wharf, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
All reviews foveaux strait both ways rough seas return trip wild ride complimentary tea and coffee rear deck rough ride sea legs hour crossing sea conditions secure car park prone to sea sickness lucky with the weather efficient service pleasant trip great ride
We love ferry trips so chose this over the short flight to Stewart Island. The Forveaux Strait has a reputation for being rough, so I took ginger tablets as a precaution, but it was a nice day and the crossing (and return a few days...More
The strait is one of the roughest bits of water in the world.
It is a short trip but be prepared for it be be rough for about a 1/4 of the trip. Not always, sometimes it can be really nice, but when it gets...More
Another great example of what an excellent business Real Journeys is. It was clear that the trip was going to be tough- very big seas and strong winds but the boat handled it very well with a skillful skipper at the helm. Staff were fantastic...More
Do yourself a favour and travel outside on the rear deck. You'll get wet, but I'll take wet over seasick any day. That crossing is rough! The staff on the boat are exceptional. A true holiday experience in itself :-)
The hour trip to an from Stewart Island is as comfortable as the sea makes it - for us it was smooth on the way over and pretty choppy on the way back. The ferry service is well run with comfortable waiting areas, parking if...More
We tossed up whether to take the ferry or to the flight to Stewart Island from Invercargill for a short holiday break. The flight from Invercargill airport is certainly quicker and costs only $75/couple return more than the ferry. In the end we decided on...More