Discover New Zealand's smallest island by cruise with regular stops to explore the native bush and visit historical sites.
Known as one of the best places in New Zealand for pelagic (ocean-going) bird watching, Stewart Island boasts more than 20 species of breeding seabirds, many of which can be seen on most of our trips at close proximity: view Giant and Cape Petrels, Sooty Shearwaters (Tītī), and the striking albatross, plus Yellow-Eyed, Little Blue and Fiordland Crested penguins, Terns, Skua, Cormorants and more.
You are in experienced hands – our skipper is a certified member of the New Zealand Birding Network with over 20 years’ experience. Cruise the Muttonbird Islands on our vessel, adapted for maximum wildlife viewing and photo opportunities with an on board toilet and heated cabin, on-board species list and identification guide, and complimentary fresh cake and coffee. Bonus sightings may include bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and sea lions and even whales.
Select our full day Land & Sea Bird Tour to add the Ulva Island bird sanctuary, either on your own or with an experienced guide. There’s even an option to add an evening Wild Kiwi Encounter to make this Stewart Island’s most comprehensive birding package. Contact us now to book!
- Guided Tours
- Outdoor Activities
- Ferries & Water Taxis
- Less than half day
- Wildlife Spotting
- Scenic Cruises