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Stewart Island is New Zealand’s third largest island and it’s an idyllic spot for a day trip from Bluff. Maximise your time with this great-value return ferry to Stewart Island from Bluff and sail across the scenic Foveaux Strait on a 1-hour catamaran cruise.


  • Round-trip ferry transport to Stewart Island from Bluff
  • Look out for wildlife including Albatross and Titi as you cruise across the Foveaux Strait
  • Travel aboard a high-speed catamaran with refreshments served on-board
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

What You Can Expect

Make your own way to the Bluff Visitor Terminal in time for your ferry departure (depending on time selected) and hop aboard for the 1-hour cruise to Stewart Island. Traveling aboard a comfortable catamaran, enjoy spectacular views as you cruise across the Foveaux Strait, passing landmarks such as Dog Island, Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands.

Along the way, listen to live commentary from your captain; enjoy refreshments including tea and coffee (included); and keep a look out for seabirds such as Mollymawk (Albatross) and Titi.

After spending the day exploring Stewart Island independently, make your way to the Stewart Island Visitor Terminal to board the ferry back to Bluff.

Customer Reviews

Jeff S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fine weather,flat sea.

Jeff S

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

Was a great trip, but had a few problems as the Ferry to Stewart Island Booking Office had not received a booking for us. Fortunately we had taken the voucher and there were two spaces we filled, but it would have been devastating for us had we not been able to travel to Stewart Island on that day. It may be of assistance to other travellers if you check to ensure bookings have been made by Viator.

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