Pelagic Bird Cruise

On board the chartered vessel, you will firstly cruise out to the Mutton Bird Islands east of Halfmoon Bay to view New Zealand fur seals and a variety of sea birds including Buller's albatross, White-capped albatross, Fiordland crested penguins, Yellow-eyed penguins, Southern skua, several New Zealand shag species, Petrels, Terns and Sooty Shearwater or Titi/Mutton birds as they are known to local Maori. After viewing the seabirds cruise back in to Paterson Inlet where dolphins often follow the launch up into Big Glory Bay where Salmon, Mussels and Oysters are all farmed in the pristine waters. You will pass Ulva Island, a protected sanctuary for native birds and also visit Whalers Bay at Prices Inlet to view the remains of the former Norwegian Base which flourished for a short time in the 1920's until being closed down in 1932. Some of the Norwegian men married local Stewart Island women and never returned.
  • Tour Code


  • Location

    Stewart Island

  • Activity Types

    Catamaran / Sailing

  • Experience Types


  • Duration

    2.5 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $69.99
    Children (12 & under) from $65.99


Don’t forget your camera!

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.

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