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Stewart Island Flights

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Address: Invercargill Airport, Invercargill, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 218 9129
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I have flown them before - even onto a tiny beach on the west coast of Stewart Island. The pilots are very helpful, informative & professional. Great way to cross the straight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Laguna Niguel, California
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Laguna Niguel, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have flown them before - even onto a tiny beach on the west coast of Stewart Island. The pilots are very helpful, informative & professional. Great way to cross the straight with minimum delay.

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Rockport, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Short and sweet, forget getting seasick on the ferry. The flight is definitely a good option, especially if you don't have much time on the Island.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have flown multiple times with Stewart island flights and their customer service is getting progressively worse. From telling me my flight was cancelled cause the "plane is broken" to extreme rudeness when checking in. Overall it's an ok company to fly with, the younger guys (pilots) are friendly and professional. They are the only reason I gave this review... More 

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Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is the smallest plane that I've ever taken, mix feelings of excitement and apprehension. Seats were ok, slightly crammed as we had camera bags with us but was bearable since its a short flight. Pilots are really friendly and warm. We were concerned about the flight safety as there were weather advisory of strong winds during the time that... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This wonderful 'little' airline goes all the way to make a visit to Stewart Island stress-free. Good customer service at both Invercargill and Stewart Island. Flying with Stewart Island Flights allows visitors to have a "birds-eye" view of all the nearby islands, a mosaic of landscape and seascape colours.

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we approached the experience with some trepidation, having heard some horror stories about crossings to Stewart Island. However both flights were absolutely fine. The staff were always laid back and friendly, and despite the youthful look of the two pilots, they seemed to be very competent at their job!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My partner suffers from travel sickness so I chose the 15 min flight over the 1 hour ferry trip. Small old twin engine planes that look as though they flew in WW2. We watched the second engine being restarted a couple of times before take-off which did not instill confidence - but the trip was fairly quick and hassle free... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We recently flew with Stewart Island Flights to and from the Island. A very efficient operation, no fuss and bother and no time wasted, prompt check-in and transfers. Great views from the aircraft. Why risk getting seasick? Fly instead!

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Northern Alberta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Small operation dedicated to flying between Invercargill and Stewart Island. Pilots check you in, then escort you to the plane for the flight.

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Cheshire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Arrived & checked in, boarding pass handed over, boarded and ready for off, all by the same man, the pilot! The flight to Stewart Island was fairly smooth and I enjoyed the scenery. The flight back was a little different as it was so windy, it was quite bumpy and my husband was pleased to be back on the ground... More 

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