Aihe - Pelagic Sea Birds - Rakiura / Stewart Island

Thrilling close encounters with seabirds and shorebirds including majestic albatrosses, penguins, petrels, terns and cormorants in Stewart Island waters, aboard Aihe. Excellent viewing with great photo opportunities. Friendly and informative crew.


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Cruise out of Paterson Inlet to nearby Islands off the coast of Stewart Island. Enjoy coastal scenery. Visit a fur seal colony. Occasional bottle-nosed dolphins are seen.

Look out for little blue penguin, Stewart Island shags, pied and spotted shags. Excited albatross soaring majestically on the breeze. Search for yellow-eyed penguin and Fiordland crested penguins. Small petrels, cape pigeon, prions, terns and shearwaters, skua on rocky outcrops and giant petrel.

Interesting facts about bird behaviour and migration from our passionate guides.

Prior bookings essential.

Our trips have an environmental focus and offer a more personalised experience in small groups.

Find us at the Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office in Oban, Stewart Island.

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Physical address

Aihe Wildlife Cruises & Water Taxi, Oban, 14 Main Road, Stewart Island - Rakiura, New Zealand, Oban, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $150.00
(14 year(s) and under)
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Transfers to and from Golden Bay Wharf $6.00 p.p. one way or $12.00 p.p. return.
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Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office is 2 - 3 minutes walk form Stewart Island Flight Depot or the ferry terminal.
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Proximity to town:
Golden Bay Wharf is 10 - 20 minutes walk from main accommodation venues in Stewart Island

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All months of the year

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