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Stewart Island Experience operates daily ferry service between Bluff and Stewart Island all year around. Stewart Island is New Zealand's ultimate eco-tourism destination and the location of Rakiura National Park. During the one hour ferry crossing...more
Stewart Island Visitor Terminal | Main Wharf, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
All reviews foveaux strait both ways rough crossing sick bags tea and coffee sea sickness return trip roller coaster hour crossing rear deck wild ride sea legs smooth ride motion sickness secure car park lucky with the weather wet towels
Yes they told us this is the most rough sea in NZ, but hey we are sailors as well.......
So check-in at the terminal 30 min before departure to change our voucher in a ticket. Left the luggage in a luggage cart. Lots of seats...More
You can only get to Stewart Island by flying or by ferry. You could say the ferry ride was a bit rough the day we traveled. On the up side the ferry is very safe and the staff very friendly and helpful
We had superb weather and the crossing both ways was a doddle. Have done crossings in the past with BIG seas and it can be an assault on the nerves! The crew as ever were slick and super well organised. As I have seen previously,...More
It was a very rough sea because of very heavy wind. The captain (a woman !) managed to ride the high waves in a perfect manner. However she could do it, but she did ! Thank you for that.
The staff/service was very friendly and...More
We crossed the strait with two young kids in 30 knots gusting to 45 knots with moderate swells - so not so calm - but the modern catamaran ferry handled it easily and it was a great ride. For some seasick folks the crew were...More