Rakiura Charters Tours

Rakiura Charters offers premium birding, scenic, wildlife and history tours on Stewart Island/ Rakiura, around the beautiful Titi/ Muttonbird Islands and Paterson Inlet.  

Tours range from 1 hour to a full day, and take in Stewart Island’s stunning highlights.

For individual tour information, please click on one of the tabs above.

Department of Conservation Marine Mammal Viewing Permit holder.


Wildlife and History

Take the opportunity to see the endemic New Zealand sea lion, fur seals and Common and Bottlenose dolphins. Cruise along the spectacular coast of Paterson Inlet and enjoy hearing about the island’s rich cultural history from your knowledgeable skipper. Seabirds abound in our coastal waters due to the rich supply of food. Albatross, mollymawk, petrel, cormorants and Blue and Yellow-Eyed penguins are regularly seen. Sooty shearwaters (Titi) are seen in large numbers during their breeding season. If time permits, explore Paterson Inlet’s salmon and mussel farms.