Full Day Land & Sea Bird Tour

A full day combination of Stewart Island’s pelagic and land bird species: view our rare and endangered land birds on Ulva Island, either on your own or with a guide, then cruise the coastline to view our stunning seabirds so accessible to our shores.

  • 2-5 hours freedom walk at the Ulva Island bird sanctuary, or select our guided version for a 3-4 hour guided Ulva Island experience
  • Then enjoy our Pelagic cruise around the Muttonbird Islands to view Petrels, Sooty Shearwaters (Tītī), striking albatross, plus Yellow-Eyed, Little Blue and Fiordland Crested penguins, Terns, Skua, Cormorants and more
  • You are in experienced hands – certified member of the New Zealand Birding Network with over 20 years’ experience
  • Bonus sightings include bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and sea lions
  • Small groups to ensure a highly personalised tour
  • On board toilet and heated cabin, with complimentary fresh cake and coffee
  • Vessel adapted for maximum wildlife viewing and photo opportunities, and close proximity to birds
  • On-board species list and identification guide, detailed commentary from your knowledgeable skipper
  • Ask about our evening Wild Kiwi Encounter add-on to make this Stewart Island’s most comprehensive birding package

What to bring:

  • Warm, comfortable clothing, including a windbreaker/ rain jacket and suitable closed footwear (no open footwear permitted)
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Packed lunch plus any snacks you may like for the Ulva Island portion of your day
  • Personal water bottle if desired


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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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