Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

 Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi and Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience logos

Small Groups - Personalised Cruises - Informative - Fun

Aihe offers a comfortable cruise, excellent viewing, detachable side curtains for terrific photo opportunities. Limited to 8-12 persons - better experience, with friendly, local crew.

Aihe - Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise: 2.5 hrs.  Popular, leisurely.  Penguins, shorebirds, seabirds, dolphins when present.

Aihe - Pelagic Birding: 3 hrs.  Magnificent albatrosses, penguins, petrel, skua, shearwaters, cormorants.

Aihe - Norwegian Whalers Base Cruise & Walk: 3 hrs.  Cruise to Millars Beach, optional short nature walk to Whalers’ Base.  Explore Kidney Fern, Kaipipi Bay. View penguins, dolphins when present.

Aihe - Freshwater River Cruise: 2 hrs.  Thrilling cruise along the winding Freshwater River.

Aihe - Freshwater River Mason Bay - Boat / Fly Package

Scenic flight to Mason Bay.  Hike to Freshwater River.  Boat with Aihe along Freshwater River to Oban.

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$1.00 per person donated into our conservation fund.


To ensure you receive accurate information:   

  1. We only operate through our "Ruggedy RangeBooking Office in Stewart Island - please contact us directly for all bookings and enquiries.  
  2. We do not operate through another booking office, “i-sites” or “visitor centres”.  There are no  independent i-sites / visitor centres in Stewart Island.

Operator Achievements/Quality Recognition

DoC Marine Mammal Viewing Permit

DOC Concessionaire and Qualmark logos

Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi
Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi
Ruggedy Rangeā„¢ Booking Office
(also known as:
Birds & Forest Booking Office)
14 Main Road, Oban
Stewart Island, 9846, New Zealand