Scenic Cruise of the Freshwater River

Jump aboard our daily water taxi through Paterson Inlet for a scenic cruise up the stunning, winding Freshwater River. The perfect way to explore a unique part of the island without the tramping! Learn about the historical and geographical sites of Paterson Inlet including the Rakiura National Park, Ruggedy Ranges, Freshwater Inlet and Mason Bay.

Our access to this area is tidal, so please enquire for departure times as they change daily. We often have services departing early evening, if you wish to enjoy this as a sunset cruise.

This scenic cruise is generally limited to small groups due to Department of Conservation concession limits, and may book out quickly during the peak summer period. Uniquely, we operate two concessions and are able to arrange additional passengers or transport for large groups if booked in advance. Contact us early to avoid disappointment.

If you want to tramp to Mason Bay and the Southern Circuit, we can also drop you off at Freshwater.

Freshwater Scenic Cruise


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Stewart Island


Rakiura Charters
PO Box 112
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island
New Zealand

Booking Office
10 Main Road
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island
E: info@rakiuracharters.co.nz


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