Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi


With a comprehensive range of premium and affordable tours, small groups, modern vessels and fresh cake and coffee… Rakiura Charters offers the ultimate Stewart Island discoveries:


  • Fishing Tour – rod and reel fishing for delicious blue cod
  • Pelagic Birding Tour – stunning ocean birds up close
  • Land & Sea Bird Tour – full day Pelagic + Ulva Island
  • The Classic – our most popular combo: fishing, birding, history and scenic delights to make the most of your time, half or full day, guided or freedom
  • Freshwater River Scenic Cruise – one of New Zealand’s most scenic water taxi routes
  • Whaler’s Base History Tour – immerse yourself in Stewart Island’s history
  • Marine Farms Paterson Inlet Cruise – learn about our Aquaculture Industry in Big Glory Bay, a hot spot for dolphin and Yellow-Eyed Penguin spotting

Visit our friendly staff at the Booking Office on Main Rd, next door to the Bunkhouse Theatre.

Not sure how to best spend your time here on Stewart Island? Our local, passionate staff can assist with information, itinerary planning, and booking services on these activities as well as Ulva Island, local walks, Port William and North-West & Southern Circuit destinations.

Ask about our Family or Combo activities, or browse our Information & Retail Wall.

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Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi
Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi
Matt & Alina Atkins
10 Main Road
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island