Aihe - Paterson Inlet Wildllife Cruise

Paterson Inlet lies in Stewart Island - vast, unspoilt, beautiful with a forest covered shoreline. Enjoy a leisurely and informative, small group cruise aboard Aihe. View wildlife including penguins and gaze at marine life through clear water.

$95.00 - $125.00

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Paterson Inlet is a vast, unspoilt 100 sq kms inlet in the heart of Stewart Island - beautiful, pristine with an intricate forested shoreline, islands, hidden bays and history. Take our leisurely 2.5 hrs cruise - explore some of it’s special places.

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Aihe provides excellent viewing and comfortable seating for upto 12 clients. Our guides bring their local knowledge of the wildlife, natural and cultural history to provide an information and rewarding tour.

Seek wildlife encounters with blue and occasional yellow-eyed penguin, seals, dolphins and albatrosses when present, cormorants, terns. View marine life through amazingly clear water. Enjoy photo opportunities.

Tours and itineraries are weather dependent and personalised to suit clients.


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Physical address

Aihe - Paterson Inlet Wildllife Cruise, 14 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island - Rakiura, 9846, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Booking Office Hours are shown on
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Our Booking Office is 2 minutes walk from flight depot and ferry terminal in Oban, Stewart Island
Proximity to town:
Booking Office is centrally located in the middle of Oban Village - immediately across the road from the Dept. of Conservation Office.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $95.00 - $125.00
Other charges:
Transfers to and from Golden Bay Wharf $6.00 p.p. one way.

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