Cruise through Paterson Inlet to Foveaux Straits and to nearby islands. Look out for and view seabirds including majestic albatross, petrels, prion, shearwater, skua, penguins and cormorants. Enjoy some excellent photo opportunities. Your Skipper / Guide will provide useful information and assist with bird identification.
For small groups we use our vessel: Paterson Inlet and nearby Islands out from Halfmoon Bay, in Foveaux Straits.
For larger groups we charter a bigger vessel (as available): Nearby islands out from Halfmoon Bay, Foveaux Straits, Wreck Reef.
Birds commonly seen in the area include:
Southern royal albatross, white-capped mollymawk, Buller's mollymawk, Salvin's mollymawk, northern giant petrel, skua, sooty shearwater, common diving petrel, cape pigeon, white-fronted tern, black-fronted tern, fairy prion, little blue penguin, yellow-eyed penguin, Fiordland crested penguin, Stewart Island shag, spotted shag, pied shag, little black shag, pied and variable oystercatchers.
We see New Zealand fur seals and sea lions. Occasionally we may see bottle-nosed dolphins.
- Natural Attraction
- Guided Tours
- Nature & Wildlife
- Outdoor Activities
- Private Hire & Charters
- Less than half day
- Family Friendly
- Wildlife Spotting
- Scenic Attraction
- Scenic Tour