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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.

Ulva Island

Rakiura Water Taxi provides an 'on-demand' water taxi service to Ulva Island open bird sanctuary where you can enjoy a variety of walks. 

Tracks are well maintained to allow for easy walking to see native birds, indigenous forest species and scenic beaches.  Typically a 2 to 3 hour visit with flexible pick-up time can be arranged to suit. 

A self-guide booklet "Explore an Island Paradise - Ulva Island" is available from Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre, local booking agencies or from the shelter on Ulva Island itself.

Scenic trips

Particularly suited to small groups, scenic trips can be tailored to suit your interests, and your Skipper will provide a fascinating commentary to help you appreciate the historical and geographical sites in Paterson Inlet.

Other scenic options include Big Glory Bay (salmon and mussel farms), or Whaler’s Base (the site of the former Norwegian whaling base). 

Freshwater Landing can be taken as a scenic trip, space permitting.


See our Destinations & Rates page for more information.