The Bravo Islands and Little Glory Cove are on the southeastern side of Paterson Inlet. A walking track loops from Little Glory Cove to Ocean Beach through windswept coastal forest. We travel towards the Bravo Group of Islands to enjoy the scenery and any wildlife in the area. At Little Glory Cove disembark for a reasonably leisurely walk, passing small beaches and scenic viewpoints. Visit Ocean Beach, where kiwi are known to feed on sand hoppers at night, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Paterson Inlet, Little Glory Cove, Stewart Island.
Some commonly seen birds include:
Land birds: Bellbird, tui, wood pigeon, grey warbler, fantail, South Island tomtit.
Sea birds: Little blue penguin, white-capped mollymawk, Buller's mollymawk
Shore birds: White-fronted tern, variable oystercatchers, Stewart Island shag, spotted shag, pied shag, little black shag.
Note: on some of our trips we have also seen yellow-eyed penguin.
Bottle-nosed dolphins and fur seals are seen occasionally.
Coastal mixed vegetation with rata and coastal daisies.
"We had a couple of trips with Aihe, friendly and knowledgeable team and would recommend to anyone coming to "the island."
Meet our Skipper at Golden Bay Wharf, 10 minutes prior to the tour departure time.
Your skipper will make you comfortable, show you where we are going and provide some information along the way.
Travel from Golden Bay Wharf to the Bravo Islands - enjoy the beautiful scenery and any wildlife present.
Travel the short distance to Little Glory Cove jetty and disembark for your guided walk approximately 1.25 hours.
Return to the jetty and cruise back to Golden Bay Wharf.
NZ $140.00 per person
NZ $95.00 per person
Scenic cruise, guided walk, Department of Conservation fees, admin costs.
$1.00 per person donated into our Conservation Fund.
Transfers to and/or from Golden Bay Wharf: NZ $6.00 one-way or NZ $12.00 return per person.
8 to 12 persons
(Approx. 1.5 hour cruise, 1.25 hour guided walk).
Distance walked: Approx. 3 kms (1 mile) return walk.
Forest trail, some tree roots, some steps, short stretches of beach.
Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
9.00 am to 12.00 noon or 1.15 pm to 4.15 pm
May, Jun, Jul, Aug
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Important: Times may vary for weather/sea conditions, tides and bookings. Alternative times to fit in with your itinerary may be possible, subject to our availability.
Golden Bay Wharf
Good fitness and agility.
Not suitable for the elderly or children below the age of 7 years.
Departs subject to demand and suitable weather and sea conditions.
Prior bookings recommended.