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  • Ulva Island

    Visit this renowned open bird sanctuary with our on-demand water taxi service.

  • Coast to Coast

    A unique fly, tramp, boating adventure to and from Mason Bay.

  • Scenic Trips

    1-2 hour scenic trips tailored to suit your interests.

Adventure Options

Rakiura Water Taxi in conjunction with Stewart Island Flights and Rakiura Charters is pleased to offer these popular adventure options:

Coast to Coast – a unique fly, tramp, boating adventure to and from Mason Bay on the west coast of Stewart Island.  This trip can be done in a day or overnight stays are available at Department of Conservation huts at Mason Bay or Freshwater Landing. Read more...

Port William Excursion – a fly, boat, walk day trip option to/from historic Port William in Rakiura National Park. Read more...

Day Trip – a fly, boat, walk day trip option to Ulva Island open bird sanctuary including a bus tour to explore the Oban township. Read more...

Fish & Hike - Rakiura Charters' fish and walk combo includes a fishing tour on board the luxurious Rakiura Suzy, before being dropped at the historic Port William to return to Halfmoon Bay/ Oban on foot along the Rakiura Great Walk. Read more...

Classic Tour - a must-do for first-time visitors! Rakiura Charters' comprehensive tour of Stewart Island includes fishing, the historic Whaler's Base and Ulva Island. Enjoy as either a half day or full day tour. Read more...

Land & Sea Bird Tour - a birding delight - this full day tour takes in our stunning ocean birds aboard a half day Pelagic Tour with Rakiura Charters, as well as half a day at the Ulva Island open bird sanctuary (guide optional). Read more...