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Ferry - Stewart Island Stewart Island

Stewart Island Ferry from Bluff

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Could not be happier with Everything NZ.

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Easy transaction, everything went like clockwork.

Reviewed 23-Feb-2024

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Good, reasonably easy to do on-line. The actual ferry to and from were a little on the expensive side.

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Enjoyed the experience of going to Stewart Island and back but tickets were a little expensive.

Reviewed 19-Feb-2024

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Clean, smooth crossing, professional- felt safe

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Terrific trip, smooth and safe

Reviewed 17-Feb-2024

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Staff very efficient and helpful. Have used their service for car hire, ferry to Stewart Island and walking snd boat tours. Also yo see the glow worms. Very professional and high quality. Easy booking on line.

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Easy to book on line. Very polite and efficient lady booking in. Journey over was rough but felt safe. Take sea legs before you sail if you suffer with sea sickness - so glad I did.

Reviewed 05-Feb-2024

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The ferry was good! The driver was skilled and pleasant!
The island tours were great! Natasha was a wonderfully knowledgeable , friendly guide who helped everyone to feel comfortable, and appreciated! She was lots of fun!
Rhys, the bus driver of our Stewart Island tour, was most enjoyable company who shared his amazing knowledge of the island’s past and present with pride and skill, as well as a sense of humour! We thoroughly enjoyed his company!

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See the comments I made on the previous page

Reviewed 04-Feb-2024

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Easy service very strait forward. Happy approachable staff, nil concerns

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Easy and strait forward. Nil issues

Reviewed 31-Jan-2024

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Great service

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Great service and calm crossing

Reviewed 18-Jan-2024

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Very efficient, accommodating changes without bother., great lounge upstairs at Oban Wharf.

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Great watching the albatross following the boat.. Enjoying the drama of the waves and the speed.

Reviewed 14-Jan-2024

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The staff were very efficient and although the crossings were rough the boat was still comfortable.

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Tickets were easy to purchase online and the staff were prompt replying to a query

Reviewed 12-Dec-2023

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Right from the start with booking then the crossing to Stewart Island and back customer service was great. Friendly and well organized. Our skipper was in training but she did an amazing job under difficult circumstances.

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Thought it was quite expensive but recognize the need for good sea worthy vessels and well trained staff

Reviewed 09-Dec-2023

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Great place to visit. Great and helpful staff.

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Great place, close to nature.

Reviewed 08-Dec-2023

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Everything was easy, from booking online, checking in on the day, great staff on land and onboard the ferry, smooth sailing!

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Everything was easy, from booking online, checking in on the day, great staff on land and onboard the ferry, smooth sailing!

Reviewed 03-Dec-2023

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Awesome service. Great trip

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Good customer service. Able to call and ensure booking was confirmed.

Reviewed 15-Nov-2023

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Excellent customer service. Ferry was clean, ontime, captain gave a professional commentary,
Complimentary coffee and tea.

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Great experience! Loved it!
Ontime ferry, great customer service, professional commentary.
Complimentary coffee and tea.

Reviewed 10-Nov-2023

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Great service. Easy to get on and off

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Friendly helpful staff. Highly recommend

Reviewed 06-Sep-2023

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Couldn't gault the service in any way. Such a smooth sailing. Skippers commentary was excellent.

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For what you get, Money was well spent. Would have paid more. Parking was five dollars for 24 hours. So cheap.

Reviewed 15-Jun-2023

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Great crossing. Helpful staff. Getting luggage on and off went smoothly.

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Straight forward, rang to confirm good communication all round. Got offered other activities.

Reviewed 08-Apr-2023

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very friendly and helpful

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The Captain knows how to operate and control that boat

Reviewed 31-Mar-2023

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Great thank you

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Great Ferry ride over. Lovely boat and staff. Perfect conditions. Felt in safe hands.
And loved our 4 hours on Stewart Island. It is very quant.

Reviewed 22-Feb-2023

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Great experience, everyone very friendly.

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Great experience, everyone very friendly.

Reviewed 06-Feb-2023

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Very easy and informative

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Was very easy we had a great trip

Reviewed 17-Jan-2023

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A very informative guide & unique experience visiting Stewart Island. We would have liked to have walked down to the beach thou, as other groups advised they did, however we did get out of the mini bus to view the chain

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The ferry left on time & it was a lovely trip across the strait

Reviewed 20-Mar-2017

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Belinda is very polite and pleasant to deal with and responds quickly to emails.

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The ferry is a good value way to reach the island. A warning about obtaining motion sickness tablets for those who are prone, would be appreciated!

Reviewed 19-Oct-2013

Latest Questions about Ferry - Stewart Island (Stewart Island)

How much for students on the return Stewart Island Ferry?

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We do not have any student rates for the Stewart Island Ferry. Our adult rate (16yo+) is $220 return and child rate (5-15yo) is $110 return.

Comment by: Everything NZ (Kiani) on 27th Feb 24 at 10:48

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Is the ferry $220 per person return?

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Yes as of Jan 24 the ferry is $220 return (If you were traveling one way it is $110)

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Rhiannon) on 25th Feb 24 at 16:53

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Need to confirm what time I leave stewart island 2nd Jan

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How long before ferry departure do I need to be at the terminal?

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Hi!

The check-in time for the Stewart Island Ferry is 30 min prior to the departure time.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 25th Jul 23 at 15:36

Hi!

The check-in time for the Stewart Island Ferry is 30 min prior to the departure time.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 25th Jul 23 at 15:44

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How would you suggest getting from invercargill airport to bluff for ferry on same day?

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Hey Hannah, they is a shuttle bus that runs from Invercargil Airport to Bluff for the Ferry to Stewart Island. Unfortunatly, we are unable to book this shuttle for you at this time.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 24th Jun 23 at 15:54

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Hi there,

Is there a car park to leave car at Ferry Terminal Bluff while staying across at Stewart Island

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Hiya Jan,  Thanks so much for your enquiry into the Stewart Island Ferry. Yes, I can confirm that there is parking located right next to the Bluff Ferry Terminal where you can leave it while you're on the island.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand on 18th Apr 23 at 17:18

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Can I please have the approximate cost of a return trip by Ferry to Stewart island

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Thank you so much for your enquiry into the Stewart Island Ferry, the cost of the Ferry is currently $99.00 NZD each way so $198.00 NZD return.

Comment by: Everything NZ (Kate) on 3rd Apr 23 at 11:24

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Are those prices return ?

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Hiya Peter, Thanks so much for your enquiry into the Stewart Island Ferry, the cost of the Ferry is $99.00 NZD each way so $198.00 NZD return.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand on 30th Mar 23 at 11:01

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Can you take a car across to Stewart Isalnd

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Unfortunately you are unable to take your car on the ferry to Stewart Island but you are able to hire a car on Stewart Island

Comment by: Everything NZ (Kate) on 16th Mar 23 at 20:38

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Are the fares return

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Thank you for your question regarding the Stewart Island Ferry.

We can make a booking for either a one way to or from Stewart Island or a return. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 6th Mar 23 at 15:31

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Is the price for a round trip ticket or one way?

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Hey, You are able to book a one way to or from Stewart Island or a return Ferry

Comment by: Everything NZ (Kate) on 16th Mar 23 at 20:40

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Is there safe storage for our classic cars in Bluff overnight

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At the Bluff Terminal there is a secure car park for you to park for the day or overnight while you are on Stewart Island.

Comment by: Everything NZ (Kate) on 16th Mar 23 at 20:43

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Can we take mountain bikes on the ferry?

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You are able to take Mountain Bikes and Freight onto the ferry to Stewart Island, Please make us aware when making a booking or email us at [email protected]

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Kate) on 16th Mar 23 at 20:46

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