Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Kayak

 Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi and Ruggedy Range logosEnjoy Stewart Island's pristine waters and superb forest-fringed coast with friendly professional guides.

  1. Coastal and river kayaking adventures in Paterson Inlet, Ulva Island and Rakiura National Park
  2. Half or full day, overnight and evening tours
  3. Multi-activity options available
  4. Informative commentary
  5. Beginners to experienced kayakers
  6. Penguins, sea and shore birds, dolphins and seals when present.

Enjoy our half day Paterson Inlet - Kaipipi Bay Guided Sea Kayaking trip along the picturesque northern shore of Paterson Inlet. or our Evening Kayak trip. 

For a full day option - try our Whaling Base & Kidney Fern Guided Sea Kayaking, paddling around hidden bays.

Circumnavigate Ulva Island and enjoy a nature walk on this predator-free sanctuary.

Details on our guiding sea kayaking options, images and client testimonials see:

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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


Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Kayak
Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Kayak
Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office
(also known as:
Birds & Forest Booking Office)
14 Main Road, Oban
Stewart Island, 9846, New Zealand