Marine Farms & Whaler’s Base Combo

Discover a little-known part of Stewart Island’s fascinating history at the ‘Whaler’s Base’, before cruising our local salmon, mussel and oyster farms on this 2 hour cruise around Paterson Inlet and Big Glory Bay.

  • Enjoy your skipper’s fascinating narration of the Ross Sea Whaling Company’s expeditions to Antarctica, and the impressive construction and operation of the ‘Whaler’s Base’ – used to repair their whaler chasers in between seasons
  • On-board photographic guides
  • Explore the relics including the old rusty workshop boiler and foundations of the slipway
  • Optional walk to the stunning Millar’s Beach
  • Learn about our fascinating aquaculture industry at the Big Glory marine farms
  • Spot local dolphins, yellow-eyed penguins and other wildlife
  • Suitable for groups of up to 15
  • Heated cabin, comfortable seating with maximum viewing and photography opportunities


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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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