Stewart Island Experience
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Open Ticket?

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Stewart Island Experience

Stewart Island Experience operate the daily ferry departures between Bluff on New Zealand’s South Island and Oban on Stewart Island with their express catamarans.

The ferry service operates all year round and takes about an hour to sail the 39 kilometres across the Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island reaching speeds of up to 20 knots. During the trip be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife, especially sea birds.

On board the modern ferries you’ll be treated to complimentary tea and coffee while other refreshments can be purchased too. You can take up to 2 bags of personal baggage per person for free (1 stowed and 1 small carry-on) with you.

Vehicle parking is available during the day and overnight (at a cost) adjacent to the Bluff ferry terminal for those travelling to Stewart Island by ferry. Coach Transfers are also available from Invercargill (year round), Queenstown & Te Anau (seasonal) to Bluff and can be requested during the booking process.

With directferries.co.uk you can find Stewart Island Experience timetables, fares and book Stewart Island Experience ferry tickets. Where applicable we’ll also compare Stewart Island Experience with alternative ferry companies.

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Stewart Island Experience Customer Reviews

  • "From Bluff to Oban"

    Very agreable trip, everything was well organized and the staff members very kind and helpful.

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  • "Smooth trip"

    Both trips to and from Steward Island went smoothly and no hitches. Highly reccommended.

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  • "Rough ride over, smooth as glass going back "

    The ride over was extremely rough. A number of people, including me, got sick. The crew were great. Right there with more bags and a cold damp cloth. The ride back 48 hours later was great. My husband enjoyed chatting with the captain.

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