Freshwater River Scenic Cruise

Jump aboard our daily water taxi through Paterson Inlet and up the stunning, winding Freshwater River; the perfect way to explore a unique part of the island without the tramping. Learn about the historical and geographical sites in Paterson Inlet including the Rakiura National Park, Ruggedy Ranges, Freshwater Inlet and Mason Bay.


Our access to this area is tidal, so please enquire for departure times as they change daily. We often have services departing early evening, if you wish to enjoy this as a sunset cruise.


This service is generally limited to small groups due to the Department of Conservation Concession limits, and may book out quickly during the peak summer period. We operate two concessions and are able to arrange additional passengers if booked in advance so please contact us early avoid disappointment.



$70 per adult and $35 per child (6-12 yrs), with infants aged 5 yrs and under free of charge, with a min. fare of 2 x adults.