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Whaler’s Base & Ulva Island Combo

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.

  • Flexible departure times to the Ulva Island bird sanctuary by water taxi 
  • Pick up directly from Ulva for your 1 hour Whaler’s Base Tour
  • On-board photographic guides and fascinating commentary from your local skipper and guide
  • View the relics including the old rusty workshop boiler and foundations of the slipway, from the vessel (optional walk add-on (from $25pa) to disembark and explore, with a later pick up from the stunning Millar’s Beach)
  • Suitable for groups of up to 15
  • Heated cabin, comfortable seating with maximum viewing and photography opportunities

What to bring

  • Warm, comfortable clothing
  • Closed footwear
  • Binoculars
  • Personal water bottle and snacks

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