31 May, 2021

Between March 20th and May 3rd this year Strannik was based in Stewart Island. During that time, we offered three, nine-day expeditions; the balance of the time spent with friends and family.

It was great to be back doing what we love, sharing the wilderness and advocating for its protection and conservation. We are staunch believers in allowing people the opportunity to experience wilderness areas in an unhurried way, in small groups without too many rules and regulations.

Strannik proved herself the perfect vessel; with just eight participants on each expedition the opportunities were unlimited. While the weather wasn’t always the best, our very flexible programme (we don’t publish an itinerary) paid dividends and all the expeditions achieved their objectives and goals. The high lights obviously varied from group to group but included; a hike to the top of Tin Range, another to Gog and Magog (and even back to Evening Cove for one ambitious group), a walk to the Settlement in Broad Bay, a climb to the summit of Bald Cone, Zodiac boat explorations of both Lords and Heron rivers and Port Adventure. Time was also spent ashore on Ulva Island.

We plan to repeat these expeditions in late Feb and March 2022 (hoping these earlier dates might mean better weather). It is not too early to pre-book now by sending us email info@strannikoceanvoyages.com because these expeditions will fill fast.

Images by @julie_chandelier @scottysinton