Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

Stewart Island has a number of cruise ships visiting this coming season.  For the larger cruise ships shore excursions are available as shown below subject to minimum numbers and suitable weather. 

Prior bookings are essential.  We will not be able to accommodate last minute bookings. 

Our terms and conditions specifically for cruise ship customers are:

  • You must have the fitness level to undertake the tour.
  • You must be able to embark / disembark our vehicles / vessel with minimal assistance. 
  • Each tour that is available is linked to the detailed pages of our website. 
  • Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • If the cruise ship cancels due to weather or any other reason or changes its date of arrival and we cannot offer a tour, we will refund 50% of your tour costs. 
  • If you cancel 22 days or more we will refund 70% of your tour cost. 
  • If you cancel for whatever reason within 21 days of your tour date, there is no refund.
  • If we cancel due to weather or for whatever reason beyond our control you will receive a 100% refund.
  • You are advised to have travel insurance. 
  • Payment by credit card carries a 3% credit card fee. 
  • You will need to complete our online booking form so we have your details to confirm a booking.
  • Our cut-off date for offering shore excursions will be 7 days prior to your cruise ship arrival date in Stewart Island.  

Shore excursions can be offering for the following visiting Cruise Ship:

  • Pacific Explorer 24th November 2023
  • Seabourn Odyssey 16th December 2023
  • Seabourn Odyssey 30th December 2023
  • Europa 31st December 2023
  • Seabourn Odyssey 29th January 2024
  • Europa 23rd February 2024
  • Volendam 7th March 2024

Cruise Ships

  • Options Available

    Ulva Island Birds & Forest 3.5 hours
    Wildlife Cruise 1.5 or 2.5 hours
    We may have other options subject to group bookings. Please enquire.

    Ulva Island: 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

    Departs from / Returns to: Golden Bay Wharf 

    $145.00 p.p.

    Minimum: 8 persons.  Maximum 12 persons.

    Details: see Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk 

    Book Here

    Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise: 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm or 2.45 pm to 4.15 pm 
    Note: if there is sufficient demand we may run only 1 tour for 2.5 hours from 1.15 pm to 3.45 pm (the longer tour is $160.00 p.p.).

    Departs from / Returns to: Golden Bay Wharf

    $120.00 p.p. (1.5 hour tour)

    Minimum: 8 persons. Maximum 10 persons. 

    Details: See Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise 

    Book Here