5 Night Cruise sailing from Bluff roundtrip aboard Affinity.
Cruise the unspoilt waters surrounding STEWART ISLAND and experience the raw beauty and seemingly untouched paradise
On the day that your cruise starts a local operator will collect you from your accommodation in Invercargill (own arrangements) and transfer you to the ferry terminal at Bluff, where you board the ferry to cross Foveaux Strait and meet 'Affinity' in Half Moon Bay, Stewart Island.
« Step back in time to a slower pace of life and unwind.
« Stroll through the shops and view the sights of Oban, Stewart Island. Cruise includes an hour and half guided bus tour of the Island, hear about Island life from the local guide.
« Halfmoon Bay welcomes you with its tall Blue Gum trees.
« Explore the rock pools and walk the coastal track around Paterson Inlet.
« Scenic walk to Ackers Point, Half Moon Bay, visit an original old settlers cottage.
« Take a bush and beach walk to Port William.
« Fish for Stewart Island "Blue Cod", while surrounded by the large Mollymawk seabirds.
« Visit an old whaler¡¦s repair base which was used by Norwegian Antarctic Whalers
« Cruise the clear clean waters to Port Adventure and explore its golden beaches and hidden inlets.
« Experience amazing sunsets and sunrises.
« Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary ¡V hear the birdsong of Tuis, Bellbirds, Robins, Kakas, Keas and the rare South Island Saddleback. Enjoy a three hour guided tour of Ulva Island with a local guide.
« Discover the natural beauty of Stewart Island for yourself. You may see Yellow Eyed Penguins returning to shore in the evenings.
« Enjoy a beer or wine at New Zealand¡¦s Southernmost Hotel.
All walks are optional, you may wish to stay onboard and relax or there may be a shorter walk option that would suit you better. Please understand you are responsible for your own safety and actions during these unguided walks.
Information on this Web Site has been obtained from the Cruise Companies represented. However, the cruise industry is constantly changing and should be used as a guide only. We are unable to take responsibility for incorrect information and you must confirm all details at the time of booking.
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