Ulva Island, Paterson Inlet Combo Tours

Ulva Island, Paterson Inlet Combo Tours

Ulva Island, Paterson Inlet Combo Tours

Ulva Island & Paterson Inlet Cruise Combo

Discover Ulva Island open bird sanctuary on a flexible freedom walk, before enjoying a fully commentated tour 1 hr boat 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

Use the enquiry form or call us to book this tour. For more information about Ulva Island, click here

Other Stewart Island Combo Tours

Other ideas for combo tours include:

Freshwater River Scenic & Ulva Island Combo Tour

Enjoy a 1.5 hour hr vessel-based scenic cruise up the winding Freshwater River; the perfect way to explore a unique part of the island without the tramping
Fascinating commentary will help you appreciate the historical and geographical sites in Paterson Inlet including the Rakiura National Park, the Ruggedy Ranges, the Freshwater Inlet and Mason Bay.

Combine this tour with a freedom discovery of Ulva Island open bird sanctuary,

Marine Farms & Ulva Island Combo Tour

Enjoy a freedom walk of the unique Ulva Island open bird sanctuary before exploring our Marine Farms on a 1 hour cruise around Big Glory Bay.
Learn about our fascinating aquaculture industry, farming salmon, mussels and oysters. Enjoy the opportunity to spot dolphins, yellow-eyed penguins and other wildlife

Whaler’s Base & Ulva Island Combo Tour

Stroll the Ulva Island open bird sanctuary on a flexible freedom walk, before discovering a little-known part of Stewart Island’s fascinating history:
– between 1923 and 1933 the Ross Sea Whaling Company of Norway made 9 expeditions to Antarctica while using a base in Paterson Inlet. The ‘Whaler’s Base’ was used to repair the whaler chasers in between seasons. Explore the relics including the old rusty workshop boiler and foundations of the slipway.

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.

Please fill our enquiry form or give our friendly team a call to book one of our combo tours.

What to bring on our Combo Tours

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

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Ulva Island, Paterson Inlet Combo Tours

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Ulva Island Birdwatching

This predator free open sanctuary offers incredible bird spotting opportunities
including the South Island Saddleback and the Yellowhead (Mohoua)

Ulva Island, Paterson Inlet Combo Tours
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