Full Day Land & Sea Bird Tour

A full day combination tour 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 on a Pelagic tour:

  • 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

Pelagic Tour and Ulva Island

For more information about the fascinating guided tour of Ulva Island, click here.
To find out more about the Pelagic Tour, click here.


Posted in: All Tours, Birding & Wildlife, Combo Tours, Full Day, Sightseeing & Scenic

Phone +64 (0)3 219 1487

Connect:   Facebook   Tripadvisor

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


© 2020 Rakiura Charters Ltd T/A Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi. Website Design by MacStudio.