This trip is simply dedicated to taking photography. 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. Your Skipper / Guide will try to maximise your photo opportunities by finding birds and pointing out interesting subject matter, along with assisting with bird identification.
- This trip will only operate in suitable weather.
- Where we do not have minimum numbers, but suitable weather, we may offer our Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise, with a focus on photography.
Paterson Inlet and nearby Islands out from Halfmoon Bay, in Foveaux Straits.
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
- Wildlife Spotting
- Scenic Photo Point
- Scenic Cruises