Sails Ulva Island Tours

Ulva Island Spring Romance

A couple of days ago across on Ulva with a couple from Auckland almost the first birds we saw was a Saddleback couple busy home building.


Sails Ashore Winter Garden Chores

Iris’ Garden Iris has a little sign in her garden  >> “To Live off Your Garden you almost need to Live in Your Garden”  and to be fair she is never happier than in amongst her plants. And of course our guests love the fresh from garden produce that appears in snacks and nibbles. Gardens…

Stewart Island Rainbow from Sails Ashore

Stewart Island Kiwi

Kiwi on Ulva Many years ago while the Island Forest Ranger my boss in Invercargill encouraged me to shift Kiwi onto Ulva Island … there were none there. I think about 6 or 8 were moved there

Sails Ashore guest on Ulva Island Tour

Stewart Island Oystercatchers & Orchids

Part of the Sails Ashore “Stewart Island Experience” is a Guided Tour of Ulva Island Open Sanctuary. Your host Peter is also your guide, and the tour draws on my over 45 years of experience on Ulva Island, initially as Ranger in Charge, then as a very regular visitor and latterly as a natural history guide.


A Spring Tour on Ulva Island

Sails Ashore – Stewart Island At Sails Ashore, we package a Guided Ulva Island Tour. So our guests get to experience one of the jewels of Natural New Zealand.

Stewart Island Rainbow

Winter at Sails Ashore on Stewart Island

An Islanders Winter For many of our guests  Island life is a bit like the far side of the moon. After all many come from the large, busy cities, of Europe or North America. And so there is a lot of curiosity about the day to day life of an Islander. And a regular question…


Royal Visit to Stewart Island

Stewart Island has had only two previous Royal visits. Many years ago Prince Phillip briefly visited Mason Bay on the west side of the Island while on a conservation visit, and Prince Edward spent an evenings shore leave while a guest of the Navy doing a circumnavigation of Southern New Zealand, but on the 10th May we hosted Prince Harry