Experience Stewart Island’s abundant marine and bird life. Explore the inlets, bays and rivers of Stewart Island in a kayak, or in the Fiordland Jewel’s tender boat, if the weather permits there is a chance that we can circumnavigate the island and discover remote areas of Rakiura National Park, which comprises 85% of the island's 1,570 square kilometres.
A maximum of 18 passengers.
All nine cabins have sea views and a private ensuite and are fully air-conditioned and heated.
Board the Fiordland Jewel in Halfmoon Bay, Oban late morning. Explore Paterson Inlet/Whaka a Te Wera.
Disembark the Fiordland Jewel in Halfmoon Bay, Oban to catch a morning ferry back to Bluff.
Please contact us to be placed on a waitlist if we receive a cancellation for any of our scheduled departures in March or October 2021.
Current availability in 2021:
Friday February 26- Thursday March 4 - 1 cabin a/v - 1 Governor
Saturday October 16-Friday October 22 - 4 cabins a/v - 1 Captain Cook, 2 Endeavour, 1 Resolution
Retail prices are GST inclusive and in NZD, includes return transport per person Bluff-Oban (Boat), excludes beverages purchased from our licensed bar on board the Fiordland Jewel.
This was our fourth trip on the Fiordland Jewel. Each excursion has been unique and magical and educational.
The Fiordland Discovery's expedition team, worked in concert with perfect weather to ensure that we were able to safely and successfully circumnavigate the 104 miles around Stewart Island. Because the navigational team knows this area from years of experience, we were able to explore delightful hidden-away coves and bays that were unknown to us previously.
Marsa, Dunedin, New Zealand
On this trip I saw New Zealand at its most untouched and beautiful, and gained a profound appreciation of the world at our doorstep.
Eleanor Barker, Journalist, New Zealand Herald Travel, New Zealand