Paterson Inlet Cruise including Ulva Island from Stewart Island. Take a leisurely cruise around Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute walking tour in the bird sanctuary of Ulva Island. Your 2.5-hour itinerary departs from Stewart Island and includes a visit to the historic whaler’s base at Prices Inlet and the hidden coves and unspoiled beaches of Paterson Inlet. Your guide provides informative commentary during the scenic cruise, with the option to purchase lunch. While on board, keep a lookout for New Zealand fur seals and penguins.

Paterson Inlet Cruise including Ulva Island from Stewart Island - Oban, New Zealand

Sightseeing Cruise
Duration:2 hours 30 minutes
Price: Starting from $98.00 per person
Take a leisurely cruise around Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute walking tour in the bird sanctuary of Ulva Island. Your 2.5-hour itinerary departs from Stewart Island and includes a visit to the historic whaler’s base at Prices Inlet and the hidden coves and unspoiled beaches of Paterson Inlet. Your guide provides informative commentary during the scenic cruise, with the option to purchase lunch. While on board, keep a lookout for New Zealand fur seals and penguins.
Take a leisurely cruise around Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute walking tour in the bird sanctuary of Ulva Island. Your 2.5-hour itinerary departs from Stewart Island and includes a visit to the historic whaler’s base at Prices Inlet and the hidden coves and unspoiled beaches of Paterson Inlet. Your guide provides informative commentary during the scenic cruise, with the option to purchase lunch. While on board, keep a lookout for New Zealand fur seals and penguins.

Discover Stewart Island from the water on a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet, departing aboard your catamaran from the Stewart Island Ferry Terminal. You’ll hear fascinating stories of early Maori history and European settlement from your guide's informative commentary as you pass various landmarks; penguins and New Zealand fur seals also inhabit these waters. If you opted for lunch, you're served a sandwich, cheese and crackers, dried or fresh fruit, and fruit juice on board.

Paterson Inlet is home to the Ulva Island wildlife sanctuary, where you'll stop for a 45-minute guided walk. Many rare and endangered native birds flourish in the predator-free environment, including the weka (native woodhen), bush robin, saddleback, and yellowhead, among other species. It is also protected habitat for some of New Zealand’s rarest plant species.

Relax for the remainder of your cruise around Paterson Inlet and enjoy the coastal scenery before heading back to base.

 

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