What our passengers say…

“Matt’s professionalism, knowledge as a guide and skills as a fisherman combined to give us memorable experiences from this wonderful part of New Zealand. We had lots of laughs, caught plenty of cod and learnt a lot about the Island…a great few hours on the water with fun, fishing and local colour… highly recommended.”
– James & Anna

“Alina and Matt bring their extensive background in tourism and hospitality to Rakiura Charters and it shows – totally professional in all regards – the boat, the service and the experience. Matt’s quiet, unassuming nature belies his wealth of local knowledge and skippering ability which became evident very quickly.”
– Dave & Donna

“Sun, sun, sun and an amazing couple of days on the water with Matt and Alina – we went out twice in one week and both times had an amazing afternoon. Thank you so much for a great cup of tea and the yummy fish for dinner.” – Caroline and Alan

“Thank you very much for the wonderful day you gave our group, the fishing was great, such a highlight to see the Mollymawks around the boat. That day was the highlight of our stay on Stewart Island and we all had such a great time. The fish meals were just so delicious – fresh Stewart Island Cod! What I like about your tours is that you are flexible to your client’s wishes, keep up the good work!”

– Barbara and Warwick

“Amazing morning, we had a fantastic time. Great guide, can’t wait to come back and do it again. Highly recommended.” – Linda and Tash

“Thoroughly enjoyable, excellent explanation on history and wildlife, thank you Matt!” – Lindsay and Vincent

“Alina and Matt – thank you for your kind hospitality on our recent trip. Everything went better than expected and the trip was everything I hoped it would be. Thank you both for making our trip so enjoyable.” – Tony Miller

“What a great honeymoon! Thanks for your hospitality and your charming personal touches. Stewart Island is a touch of paradise – purely beautiful – thanks for everything.” – Carmen and Greg

“Alina and Matt truly went out of their way to accommodate my zest for a compact sightseeing and activity schedule. Without their local knowledge, warmth and support, my experience of Stewart Island would have been a much less pleasant and rewarding one. It has been my dream for a long time to go diving on Stewart Island. Being a single diver, this was only possible due to Matt’s assistance of pairing me up with another holidaying diver. Since the waters of Stewart Island can be potentially dangerous, having a capable, reliable and knowledgeable skipper is of upmost importance. Matt ticks all these boxes and is considerate and helpful at the same time. My day on the comfortable Rakiura Suzy and under the water in the bays of Stewart Island will always remain very special thanks to Matt and Alina.” – S. H.