Our tour vessel, the Rakiura Suzy, was custom built in 2007 by Osprey Boats to explore Stewart Island’s many stunning bays in comfort, fitted with toilet, heated enclosed cabin and full galley. She features lounge-style seating and a spacious fishing and wildlife viewing deck. Built to exceed Maritime New Zealand safety standards through positive buoyancy design and fitted with all safety equipment and the latest navigation equipment. All tours (half or full day) include all fishing gear, historical and wildlife guides, fresh cake and ground coffee, as well as your very own experienced skipper and guide.
Our water taxi vessel, the Henerata, was also custom built by the team at Osprey Boats, in 2014, especially to accommodate up to 19 passengers comfortably for water taxi and short tour services. Henerata was engineered with a custom shallow delta (hull), in order to smoothly navigate the Freshwater River, a unique part of Paterson Inlet; the Gateway to Mason Bay and one of the most scenic destinations to be found on Rakiura/ Stewart Island. She features a heated cabin with raised seating, offering excellent viewing opportunities. The rear deck is able to be opened up for maximum bird and coastal viewing. We offer fast and friendly transfers to Ulva Island, Port William, Freshwater River, and various tramping destinations, as well as guided scenic cruises of Paterson Inlet, the historical Norwegian Whaler’s Base, and Freshwater River.