Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

 Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi and Ruggedy Range logos

Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi (Aihe means dolphin in Maori) is 7.6 m, custom designed, spacious with comfortable seating, great storage space, excellent all round viewing, cover for 12 passengers.

Aihe offers a Stewart Island water taxi service within Stewart Island, Rakiura National Park, Ulva Island.  Prior bookings are recommended to allow us to schedule your trip.  Licensed road shuttle service available to/from Oban wharves.

Friendly local crew.

Water Taxi Destinations Include:

  • Ulva Island
  • Freshwater River
  • Rakeahua River
  • Freds Camp
  • North Arm
  • Port William
  • Millars Beach (Norwegian Whalers’ Base)
  • Hunter Camps
  • Salmon & Mussel Farms

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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Details on our water taxi service, images, client testimonials see:


$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