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Cruise around the middle and eastern end of Paterson Inlet, discover wildlife and enjoy scenery. Superby photo opportunies.

Board your Aihe Eco Charters at Golden Bay Wharf for a cruise in Paterson Inlet. Look for penguins (little blue and yellow-eyed), shorebirds and other sea birds and marine mammals when present including bottlenosed dolphins and the occasional fur seal. Itinerary may vary to take into account weather and sea conditions.

Small boat, small groups, personalised tours.

Photographing Mollymawks aboard Aihe Eco Charters

Watchng Dolphins aboard Aihe Eco Charters

Book Now (click here to make a booking)

Please also see cruises on our boat's website:

Time: 2.5 hrs
Sep to Apr:
9.00 am to 11.30 am or 1.45 pm to 4.15 pm
May to Aug: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Alternative times may be available to fit in with your itinerary /our schedules / current weather and sea conditions.

Cost: $130.00 per adult and $95.00 per child

New from 2017:
1 hour tours $75.00 per adult and 55 per child

1.5 hour tours $95.00 per adult and $75.00 per child

Shuttle Pick-Up and Drop-off: $12.00 p.p.
Tour Starts/Ends: Golden Bay Wharf

Minimum: 4 adults
If you are only one or two persons, check to see if we have achieved minimum numbers or we can put you on our wait list.

Maximum: 10 persons

Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
"Birds & Forest Booking Office"
Stewart Island - Travel & Activities

14 Main Road
P O Box 188, Stewart Island, NZ

Ph: 64 3 219 1066
Fax: 64 3 219 1078
Mob: 64 274 784 433
For all Enquiries, Bookings, please phone or contact:

Office now centrally located opposite Department of Conservation Office and approx. 2 minutes walk from flight/ferry See Map.

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