Discover New Zealand's smallest island by cruise with regular stops to explore the native bush and visit historical sites.
Experience our leisurely, fun and informative cruise aboard Aihe, seeking out wildlife encounters in Paterson Inlet. Enjoy the lovely scenic bush covered coastline. Your crew will provide interesting information about wildlife seen and ensure you have time for excellent photo opportunities.
This tour operates towards the eastern side of Paterson Inlet, based on weather, sea conditions and wildlife opportunities.
Some commonly seen birds include:
Sea birds: White-capped mollymawk, Buller's mollymawk, little blue penguin
Shore birds: White-fronted tern, black-fronted tern, pied and variable oystercatchers, Stewart Island shag, spotted shag, pied shag, little black shag.
Note: on some of our trips we have also seen yellow-eyed penguin, Fiordland crested penguin, sooty shearwater, common diving petrel, cape pigeon, Australasian gannet, skua.
Bottle-nosed dolphins and fur seals are seen occasionally.
- Natural Attraction
- Guided Tours
- Nature & Wildlife
- Private Hire & Charters
- Less than half day
- Family Friendly
- Wildlife Spotting
- Scenic Cruises
- Scenic Tour