Pelagic Bird Cruise

Cruise out to the Mutton Bird Islands, east of Halfmoon Bay. 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. Next, 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. 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 in 1932. Some of the Norwegian men married local Stewart Island women and never returned.
  • Location

    Stewart Island

  • Tour Code


  • Duration

    2.25 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $149.99
    Children (12 & under) from $149.99


Don’t forget your camera!


Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water Wildlife sightings, although frequent, cannot be guaranteed
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Our Shore Tours are developed in partnership with the indigenous land owners to ensure they benefit from our visits as much as our guests. We also ensure professional ecologists to help us achieve a minimal environmental footprint.

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