Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi, Stewart Island, New Zealand


Stewart Island offers unrivalled opportunities for bird and wildlife sightings, trampers, hunters, families and anyone looking for history and spectacular scenery.

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Discover New Zealand’s Stewart Island

Rakiura Charters offers Stewart Island’s most comprehensive scenic boat tours and water taxi services. We are your local experts!

Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi is a locally owned and operated company. Discover Stewart Island on one of our boat tours or extensive water taxi services.

Whether you travel aboard our custom built charter boat Rakiura Suzy, our water taxi Henerata, or our new 18m catamaran Paikea you will find a range of features for your comfort. Features include heated enclosed cabins, covered decks, on-board toilet, lounge-style seating, and Stewart Island’s only roof-top viewing deck (Paikea).

With a range of 5* rated boat tours, professional skippers and fresh tea and coffee on all our half and full day tours… this really is the only way to see Stewart Island.
Whether you’re searching for a hiking transfer, Ulva Island birding stroll, wildlife experience, natural or cultural history, pelagic or rare land birds, or just the spectacular scenery of Stewart Island, let Matt, Alina and the team share this special place with you. When you travel with Rakiura Charters you will enjoy a truly unique and memorable experience in one of New Zealand’s most remote destinations!



A fantastic day out, their boat Paikea was spacious, comfortable, warm with great outside viewing areas. We coasted in and around beautiful bays, historical spots, watched stunning white-capped albatross and viewed penguins, we would highly recommend Rakiura Charters to anyone

Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi, Stewart Island, New Zealand Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi, Stewart Island, New Zealand