Bluff and Stewart Island Ferry
Product Code: 3918-203047
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Zip across Foveaux Strait in just on hour
  • • Aboard our comfortable catamarans
  • • Keep an eye out along the way for wildlife
  • • Complimentary tea and coffee served aboard
Tour Code
3918-203047
Duration
1 hour
Departure City
Stewart Island, Bluff
End City
Stewart Island, Bluff
Tour Type:
Boat
Language:
English
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Experience: Marine

Explore the waters of the world by cruise, kayak or surf board

Itinerary
Day 01
Bluff

Stewart Island - Bluff / Bluff - Stewart Island

Visit Stewart Island, considered to be New Zealand’s ultimate eco-tourism destination, just one hour’s ferry ride from Bluff. During the trip keep an eye out for wildlife - particularly seabirds such as Mollymawk (a type of albatross) and Titi which often follow the vessel. Our friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

Ferry crossings operate all year round. Distance covered is 40 kms (approx. 25 miles). Interpretation handouts and complimentary tea and coffee are available. All vessels are wheelchair accessible.

Tips:
Departure Schedule:

May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

- Bluff to Stewart Island, departs at 9:30am/4:30pm, returns at 10:30am/5:30pm
- Stewart Island to Bluff, departs at 8:00am/3:00pm, returns at 9:00am, 4:00pm

June 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017

- Bluff to Stewart Island, departs at 9:30am (Tue, Wed & Sat)/4:30pm, returns at 10:30am/5:30pm
- Stewart Island to Bluff, departs at 8:00am (daily except Sun)/3:00pm (Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun), returns at 9:00am/4:00pm

Oct 1, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017

- Bluff to Stewart Island, departs at 9:30am/11:00am/5:00pm, returns at 10:30am/12:00pm/6:00pm
- Stewart Island to Bluff, departs at 8:00am/3:30pm/5:00pm, returns at 9:00am/4:30pm/6:00pm

Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018

- Bluff to Stewart Island, departs at 8:00am/9:30am/11:00am/5:00pm, returns at 9:00am/10:30am/12:00pm/6:00pm
- Stewart Island to Bluff, departs at 8:00am/9:30am/3:30pm/5:00pm, returns at 9:00am/10:30am/4:30pm/6:00pm

Jan 16, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018

- Bluff to Stewart Island, departs at 9:30am/11:00am/5:00pm, returns at 10:30am/12:00pm/6:00pm
- Stewart Island to Bluff, departs at 8:00am/3:30pm/5:00pm, returns at 9:00am/4:30pm/6:00pm

May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

- Bluff to Stewart Island, departs at 9:30am/4:30pm, returns at 10:30am/5:30pm
- Stewart Island to Bluff, departs at 8:00am/3:00pm, returns at 9:00am/4:00pm

Jun 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

- Bluff to Stewart Island, departs at 9:30am(Tue, Wed & Sat)/4:30pm, returns at 10:30am/5:30pm
- Stewart Island to Bluff, departs at 8:00am(daily except Sun)/3:00pm(Tue, Wed, Sat & Sun), returns at 9:00am/4:00pm

Visiting Attractions

Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
8:00AM Bluff Bluff Visitor Terminal 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff
9:30AM Bluff Bluff Visitor Terminal 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff
11:00AM Bluff Bluff Visitor Terminal 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff
4:30PM Bluff Bluff Visitor Terminal 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff
5:00PM Bluff Bluff Visitor Terminal 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff
8:00AM Stewart Island Stewart Island Visitor Terminal Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
9:30AM Stewart Island Stewart Island Visitor Terminal Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
3:00PM Stewart Island Stewart Island Visitor Terminal Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
3:30PM Stewart Island Stewart Island Visitor Terminal Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
5:00PM Stewart Island Stewart Island Visitor Terminal Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Ferry transfer between Bluff and Stewart Island
  • Commentaries and interpretation handouts
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Package Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • Optional tips
  • Personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Vessels: Foveaux Express (capacity 97 passengers) and Southern Express (capacity 62 passengers).
  • Passengers are required to check-in to the Bluff or Stewart Island Visitor Terminals 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check-in and boarding gates are closed 15 minutes before scheduled ferry departure times.
  • We recommend you bring shoes/boots (non-slip), warm clothing/jacket, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Personal baggage is carried free on the ferries - maximum of two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on). For visitors to Stewart Island wishing to bring additional baggage, the transport of these items is by prior arrangement. This service is not available on all ferry departures, due to the size of the vessel and the limited cargo space available.
  • Vehicle parking is available in Bluff, adjacent to the Bluff Visitor Terminal for self-driving visitors taking the ferry to Stewart Island. Parking is available for cars, boat trailers, coaches, campervans, motorcycles and bicycles. This is an airport-style parking facility, so you collect a ticket on entry and pay when you leave. Vehicle parking cannot be booked in advance.
  • We aim to provide a safe and comfortable crossing, and on rare occasions a scheduled departure is cancelled or delayed due to weather conditions. In such circumstances, passengers will be either re-booked onto a later trip or if cancelled and carrying a voucher, will have these endorsed and directed back to their point of sale for a refund.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 5-14 years of age
* Participation is free for children under the age of 5.
* Tour prices are based on NZD and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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