One-Way Ferry From Stewart Island To Bluff

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Departure Time :
    8am – 9am: All year , 9:30am – 10:30am: 26 Dec – 7 Jan , 12pm - 1pm: 1 Dec - 31 Mar , 3pm – 4pm: May 1 - 30 Sep , 3.30pm – 4.30pm: 1 Oct - 30 Apr , 5pm – 6pm: 1 Oct – 30 Apr , , Depa.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Visitor Terminal - Stewart Island Experience, 9818, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Ferry Terminal, 11 Foreshore Rd, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Book this one-way ferry ride from Stewart Island to Bluff for a comfortable journey across Foveaux Strait on our modern catamarans.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island on our comfortable catamarans. Return to Bluff after a wonderful visit to Stewart Island, just one hours ferry ride from Stewart Island. During the trip keep an eye out for wildlife particularly seabirds such as Mollymawk (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 40km (approx. 25 miles). Interpretation handouts and complimentary tea and coffee are available. All vessels are wheelchair accessible.

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.


GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Live commentary on board


Food and drinks, unless specified

Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

The limit is a maximum of two small carry-on pieces of luggage per person. Other luggage (and extra goods by arrangement) are carried in freight boxes, and must be checked in 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time (at additional cost)

Secure vehicle parking is available upon check-in at Bluff adjacent to the ferry terminal (approximately two minutes walk). Parking is available for cars, coaches and motor homes and boat trailers

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Jun-2016

    Weather fine, crossing calm, accomodation really good. Nice trip.