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|Stewart Island Passenger Ferry Service|
Stewart Island Ferry is a scheduled
passenger and small freight ferry service between Bluff in the South
Island to the village of Oban in Stewart Island operating a fleet of 23m catamarans seating 100 people.
Crossing time is 1 Hour each way.
All sailings are daily except Christmas Day. Licensed. Group charters, hunting parties welcome.
Connecting bus from Invercargill and Bluff is available. Bus departs 1 Hour (60 minutes) prior to each sailing time from Invercargill.
This ferry service does not carry any cars or light trucks.
Ferry Departure Locations
- Bluff (Invercargill) - Bluff Visitors Terminal - Old Wharf
- Oban (Stewart Island) - The Wharf - Half Moon Bay, Oban
Invercargill to Bluff Bus Service Pick Up/Drop Off locations
- Invercargill Visitor Information Centre/I-Site - Gala Street
- Tuatara Backpackers Lodge
- Victoria Railway Hotel
- Invercargill Airport
Fares, Timetable and Reservations -
Click for ferry fares, timetable and reservations from Invercargill/Bluff/Te Anau/Queenstown and from Stewart Island (Oban).
Cancellations and Refunds
Full refund is given if reservation is cancelled up to 24 hour of departure time.
No Refunds will be given if reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of departure time.
Prices are for guidance only include local tax and are subject to confirmation.
Personal baggage is carried free on the ferries - maximum of two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on) per person. For visitors to Stewart Island wishing to bring additional baggage, the transport of these items is by prior arrangement. This service is not available on all ferry departures, due to the size of the vessel and the limited cargo space available.
Additional Baggage Item (Rates in NZ$):
- Bicycle $8.00 per bike, each way
vehicle parking is available in Bluff, adjacent to the Bluff Visitor Terminal
for self-driving visitors taking the ferry to Stewart Island. Costs are -