Welcome to New Zealand at its Best

“Congratulations on publishing the 2015-16 edition of Organic Explorer. 

The book is a terrific collection of New Zealand eco travel experiences ranging from well-known major operators to hidden gems throughout the country.

It’ll be a great travel companion for anyone exploring New Zealand and wanting to hunt out the best eco experiences on offer. 

I wish you every success with your book”.
Kevin Bowler
Chief Executive, Tourism New Zealand 

Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

Aihe Eco Charters was custom built for small group tours in 2007.  She comfortably seats 12 passengers and 2 crew and provides superb all round viewing and great photography opportunities.  


Aihe operates as a cruise boat and also offers a water taxi service to destinations including Ulva Island, Freshwater River and Port William.


Cruises vary from 2 hours to 4 hours.  Our Paterson Inlet Wildlife  Cruise is an opportunity to explore parts of Paterson Inlet's  vast, beautiful, pristine, intricate forest clad shoreline, hidden bays, beaches, wildlife including penguins and seabirds with the occasional dolphin and fur seals.


We offer a 3 hour Pelagic Birding Tour to view a variety of seabirds including, magnificent albatross, petrel, skua, cormorants and penguin species including yellow-eyed and blue penguin.  In season, we also see Fiordland crested penguin.


Our short 1.5 to 2 hour scenic cruises along primeval Freshwater River or Rakeahua River, help you experience a special part of Stewart Island hidden from many.


Your friendly crew will provide a rewarding insight into the area and wildlife seen.


We donate $1.00 p.p. into our conservation fund for everyone who comes on our cruises, seabird watching tour or water taxi service.

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