Whaler’s Base History Tour

Discover 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 whale chasers in between seasons.

  • Enjoy your skipper’s fascinating commentary
  • 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
  • Short one-hour tour based in Paterson Inlet
  • Suitable for groups of up to 15
  • Heated cabin, comfortable seating with maximum viewing and photography opportunities
  • Ask about our Combo Tours with Ulva Island

What to bring

  • Warm, comfortable clothing
  • Closed footwear for optional walk
  • Binoculars
  • 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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