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“Day trip”

Stewart Island Flights
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We maintain scheduled flights linking Stewart Island and Invercargill year round. Charter Flights to Mason Bay and Doughboy Bay.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Flew to Stewart Island for a day trip. The flight over was fine. The weather turned a bit wild in the afternoon, with strong winds. The pilot did a fantastic job, only one passenger tossed their cookies. Would definitely fly with this pilot again.

Thank Chez-from-Oz
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

If you're visiting Stewart Island, Stewart Island Flights are an easy way to squeeze in an extra activity. The views from the plane are stunning, from the waves breaking off the mainland to the primaeval bush covering the island.

If you haven't flown in a small plane before, it's an even bigger treat. You might get the seat next to the pilot! Don't be too apprehensive though - the pilots are very professional and really make the trip worthwhile.

1  Thank HikinAndy
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Loved the flight time to stewart island. Not fond of very small planes but ya gotta get there somehow and it's the safe way.
The pilots were great and very nice . Made sure we were all tucked in for travel before takeoff and landing.

1  Thank sheryl r
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Mixed bag here, we found the service to be pretty dismal here, we checked in at the Invercargill airport and unfortunately had to be cancelled due to poor weather conditions which is fine and can't be helped but we were not offered any details about options for accommodation and transport. We were booked on for the following day flight and thoroughly enjoyed the flight over, when we got to the other side, we were told to jump in the van and we would be dropped off at the depot in town. I found the van driver to be totally unfriendly, he did not say hello or even acknowledge us or ask us one single question. As kiwis ourselves it was disappointing and embarrassing to think that overseas clients would get this sort of reception. We drove directly past our hotel and at depot the driver still does not speak a word gets out of the van and goes inside, we go to get our bags and someone in the depot just gets the bags out and leaves on the ground beside van and goes back in and doesn't speak to us either and that's it were left on our own We walked back to our hotel that we had just passed moments prior with an uncomfortable feeling and felt it was not a great way to start our time in Stewart Island, fortunately from there on in everyone on Stewart Island was great. We found "Sam" the pilot fantastic on our return trip home and his customer service skills are exceptional, I think some of the other staff certainly need to brush up on their skills.

6  Thank Jenz1
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

My friend and I booked our return flights to Stewart Island and also got a great packaged deal staying at the South Sea Hotel for 3 nights with a cooked breakfast AND a tour of the island! (More about that in another review - so many great experiences to write about!) Alistair (seemed a pretty cool bloke) - we didn't know he was the pilot, checked us in and we then were off on a very smooth 20 minute flight to Stewart Island. He also did the return flight. The booking and reception staff at Stewart Island Flights were also very helpful and communication was easy and efficient. We were very impressed. Thank you for a great NZ experience.

Thank JosephineTB8
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