Stewart Island and especially Paterson Inlet provide some lovely opportunities to paddle. Our scenic coastline is forested down to the waterline with a number of beautiful beaches. On a number of days, the water close to the shore is crystal clear and allows us to view the marine environment with ease. Weather and sea conditions can limit when we can operate our trips, so a degree of flexibility is required.

We are hoping to operate our guided sea kayaking trips this coming season, subject to finding a suitably, qualified guide who is a good fit for our business and our environment. We will update you on this page, along with providing detailed information about our trips. In the meantime, below are some of the options we hope to offer.

Wildlife

Enjoy wildlife including penguins, cormorants, terns and some mollymawk species. Seals and dolphins are seen occasionally.

A variety of beautiful seaweed, starfish, fish and shellfish can often be seen through our clear waters.

Evening Kayaking

Enjoy the peacefulness on our evening paddle. Look out for penguins returning from their days fishing.

Duration: 2 hours
NZ $95.00 per adult, NZ $75.00 per child
Minimum: 4 persons. Maximum: 8 persons

Paterson Inlet & Kaipipi Bay

Enjoy the hidden bays and beaches along parts of Paterson Inlet's northern shore. Visiting historic saw milling sites.

Duration: Half Day
NZ $150.00 per adult, NZ $115.00 per child
Minimum: 4 persons. Maximum: 8 persons

Ulva Island Circumnavigation

Explore the coastline of Ulva Island, enjoy wildlife, listen to the song of birds. Take a short nature walk to view the birds and plants on predator-free Ulva Island.

Duration: Full Day
NZ $295.00 per adult, NZ $250.00 per child 
Minimum 4 persons. Maximum 8 persons

Whalers' Base & Kidney Fern

Discover Paterson Inlet's forested shoreline, crystal clear waters and wildlife whilst exploring tranquil, hidden bays and beaches. Visit the historic Norwegian Whalers' Base and saw milling sites. Hear stories about the past...

Duration: Full Day
NZ $295.00 per adult, NZ $250.00 per child 
Minimum 4 persons. Maximum 8 persons