Stewart Island Ferry Services

Stewart Island Ferry services offer scheduled daily departures on board our express catamarans between Bluff and Stewart Island (all year). During the one-hour crossing look out for wildlife.

$85.00 - $148.00
$43.00 - $74.00

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Stewart Island Ferry Services (Bluff - Stewart Island) operate an all-year scheduled ferry service and connecting bus service from Invercargill (and Te Anau and Queenstown - seasonal departures).

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Experience Foveaux Strait onboard our express catamarans. During the one hour crossing keep a look-out for wildlife, especially sea birds. Watching mollymawks (albatross) soaring behind the ferry is a fantastic sight.
On arrival take a fascinating Paterson Inlet Cruise (and visit Ulva Island) or a Village and Bays Tour.

Alternatively, you can explore independently in a rental car, motor scooter or mountain bike or simply relax. Stewart Island is perfect for a day excursion.


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Physical address

Stewart Island Ferry Services, Stewart Island Experience, Bluff Visitor Terminal, Oban, Stewart Island - Rakiura, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Bluff Visitor Terminal, Foreshore Road, Bluff. Open 7 days. Ferries depart daily for Stewart Island.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $85.00 - $148.00
(14 year(s) and under)
$43.00 - $74.00
Other charges:
Note: return ferry pricing is discounted: Adult $148, Child $74.
Further pricing information:
Prices are valid from 1 Oct 2017 – 30 Sep 2019 & are per person and based on one-way trip/return on the Stewart Island Ferry departing Oban or Bluff. Infants (0-4 yrs) carried free of charge. Coach connections are available from Invercargill, Te Anau & Queenstown (extra cost/seasonal departures). Departures are weather (and sea) dependent. If cancelling/amending a retail booking, a refund will only be granted when Stewart Island Experience receives notification 24 hrs prior to departure.

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