Paterson Inlet Wildlife Tour & Ulva Island Combo

Stroll the Ulva Island open bird sanctuary on a flexible freedom walk, before enjoying a fully commentated tour cruising the stunning Southern Bays of Paterson Inlet while spotting Stewart Island’s native wildlife.

  • Flexible departure times to the Ulva Island bird sanctuary by water taxi 
  • Pick up directly from Ulva for your 1 hour (plus transit time) Paterson Inlet Wildlife Tour
  • Explore the coastline of the Ulva Island bird sanctuary, The Neck and Big Glory Bay – hotspots for local wildlife
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities include Bottlenose dolphins, Yellow-Eyed Penguins, and NZ Sea Lions
  • Other wildlife sightings might include the Fiordland Crested Penguins, Little Penguins, White-Fronted Tern, SI and Pied Shags and the striking Mollymawks
  • Travel through the Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve, and learn about its unique and fascinating marine habitats
  • These sheltered waters are often good spots for jellyfish and starfish spotting too
  • Suitable for groups of up to 15
  • Heated cabin, comfortable seating with maximum viewing and photography opportunities

For more information about Ulva Island, click here.


What to bring

  • Warm, comfortable clothing including raincoat if desired
  • Binoculars, camera
  • Personal water bottle
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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
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