Stewart Island Experience Ferry

During the one-hour crossing of the Foveaux Strait on board our express catamarans, keep a lookout for wildlife including seals, dolphins and seabirds.

Prices valid from 1 October 2021

  one-way (NZ$)


from $85


from $45

Bluff to Stewart Island Ferry

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Operating Season

09.45am 10.45am All year round
4.30pm 5.30pm 01 May - 30 Sep
5.15pm 6.15pm 01 Oct - 30 Apr





Stewart Island to Bluff Ferry

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Operating Season

8.00am 9.00am All year round
3.00pm 4.00pm 01 May - 30 Sep
3.30pm 4.30pm 01 Oct - 30 Apr





Luggage restricted to 2 carry-on bags per person (one small carry-on and one stowed - extra goods by arrangement).

Child age 5-14 years; 4 years and under free.

Check in 30 minutes prior to ferry departures, bookings essential.

Vehicle parking is available adjacent to Bluff Visitor Terminal.

Coach Transfers

To/From Bluff/Invercargill (operated by Stewart Island Experience). Operates all year.

Coach transfers available from Invercargill to connect to the Stewart Island Ferry.  Pick-ups and drop-offs at Invercargill i-SITE Visitor Centre, Tuatara Backpackers, Victoria Railway Hotel, Invercargill Airport.

  NZ$ Adult NZ$ Child
Invercargill to Bluff    
Pick up 1 hour before ferry departure $28 (one-way) $14 (one-way)
Bluff to Invercargill    
Drop off 1 hour after ferry arrival $28 (one-way) $14 (one-way)

Stewart Island Experience reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plant and alter ticket prices at any time.  A Government visitor levy of $2.50 per adult per one-way ferry crossing is included in the adult rates.  Prices are valid to 30 September 2022.


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Stewart Island Experience Ferry
Stewart Island Experience Ferry
Bluff Visitor Terminal
+64 (0)3 212 8377
Foreshore Road