Aihe - Pelagic Sea Birds

Experience close encounters with seabirds and shorebirds including albatrosses, penguins, petrels, terns, cormorants in Stewart Island waters on a 3 hr boat cruise aboard Aihe. Aihe provides excellent viewing and comfortable seats.


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Enjoy watching some of our magnificent seabirds at close proximity. Albatrosses, sooty shearwater, little blue, yellow-eyed penguin and Fiordland crested penguin, petrels, prions, skua, terns and cormorants are amongst several species of birds seen. Visit a New Zealand fur seal colony. Occasional dolphins seen. Learn interesting facts about birds seen, their behaviour and migration.

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Trips and sightings are weather dependent. Some birds are seasonal.


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Physical address

Aihe - Pelagic Sea Birds, 14 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island - Rakiura, 9846, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
See our website for details:
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:
Golden Bay Wharf is 10 - 20 minutes walk from main accommodation venues in Stewart Island

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $135.00
(13 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:

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