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Ulva Island Ferry

Golden Bay Wharf, Stewart Island 9818, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1013
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Made my day!

We recently booked a water taxi through this company for a return trip to/from Ulva Island. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy M
via mobile
A small family run business that does it right

There's one major way to get to Ulva Island, and that is via the Ulva Island Ferry. Other ways... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mtingtang
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Union, New Jersey
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Adventure is allowing the unexpected happen to you! Experience Ulva Island - the pristine forested island and one of few predator-free sanctuaries in New Zealand- and the unique beauty of Paterson Inlet. Freedom Tours, guided walks and sight seeing with the Ulva Island Ferry for those who prefer the charm of a vintage wooden ferry or with a fast pace custom built vessel.
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“lovely trip” (2 reviews)
“short trip” (2 reviews)
“return trip” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Golden Bay Wharf, Stewart Island 9818, New Zealand
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+64 3-219 1013
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We recently booked a water taxi through this company for a return trip to/from Ulva Island. The process was really easy and both the person on the phone and the person we met were friendly and great to deal with. Our driver (skipper? captain? Sorry...More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's one major way to get to Ulva Island, and that is via the Ulva Island Ferry. Other ways include taking a water taxi or swimming, if you're an olympic swimmer. Otherwise for the cheap price of $20 you get a round trip ticket to...More

Thank mtingtang
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely trip over to Ulva Island on the ferry, friendly owner, lovely old boat. Slightly rocky on the return trip but nothing to worry about. Would certainly recommend.

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

It was very convenient to have a ferry service to the island, and not to have to depend on the Tour boat or the water taxi. Loved the fact that they use the original form of island postcard as the ferry ticket!

Thank trav078
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

The skipper and crew are a pair of old hands who know this area well and exactly what they are doing. Once you walk over the steep road-hill to Golden Bay from Oban you get your leaf ticket for $20 before boarding and slowly chugging...More

Thank AbitCrisp
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

In "common NZ practice and hospitality", even on this short little trip from Stewart to Ulva, the captain provides some nice commentary and gave us all info on the boat schedules,info about the area, and when we needed to be ready to catch the boat...More

Thank Jeff206
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The sea was rough looking but it was only a short trip across to Ulva Island. The captain expertly navigated uscacross quite a choppy, windy stretch of wild water keeping the comfort of his passengers in mind and pulling up safely to the wharf in...More

Thank DenzieK
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

This efficient and reliable ferry service gets you to Ulva island return for $20. Your boarding pass is the leaf of a native shrub (the "Ulva Island postcard") and the captain gives you bird watching tips while you're sitting in the wheelhouse on the short...More

Thank mambot2
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Peter is a great Captain and makes the trip to Ulva Island a breeze. Don't be late to the dock he keeps to the schedule. Check out the tickets.

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Caught the 9am trip to the island-left on time and a lovely trip over to the island-the hosts were very welcoming of questions and gave information about the highlights of the visit. Caught to 2pm trip back. The ferry was very clean and tidy.

Thank dawnmcsea
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