About Elwing

Elwing is really a small ship – 14 metres long (46 feet) on deck.

Stewart Island Adventure Anchorage for Elwing

She sails (cutter rigged), has an auxiliary engine, and is a very capable vessel.  Aboard are a range of ‘toys’ (activity items) including kayaks, rubber dinghies and outboards, depending on your requirements.

Elwing Has a Spacious Foredeck

Elwing is  licensed to take up to 12 passengers on overnight adventures and 22 passengers for day excursions although we find that 8 adults on a voyage is a comfortable number.

Arthur, The Skipper Gets the Foredeck Ready for the Next Trip
Kayaks loaded ready for the next adventure at Stewart Island
The Foredeck now loaded with Situpon Kayaks

She is named after Princess Elwing in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.  In short Elwing means “Star Spray” of a waterfall glistening in the moonlight. So… a very fitting name for a beautiful ship! And in the context of Elwing Discoveries so “at home” with her voyages in southern New Zealand.