Timetables and Fares | East by West Ferries

Timetables and Fares

ANZAC Day: We will be operating to our weekend timetable on Wednesday 25th April

Please note we do not usually update our website with restrictions or cancellations. Sailings may be cancelled at short notice due to weather.

For information regarding status of sailings on the day please contact Metlink or call our Daily Status Update.

  • Daily Timetable Enquiries phone Metlink 0800 801 700
  • Daily Status Update 04 494 3339

If you are travelling from Queens Wharf we do recommend being at the ticket office 30 minutes before departure time, especially if it is nice weather.

WEEKDAY TIMETABLE
East By West Ferry Monday to Friday
To Days Bay AM PM
Departs Queens Wharf 6.25 6.50 7.15 7.40 8.10 8.45 10.00 12.00 2.15 3.40 4.30 5.00 5.30 5.50 6.30 7.00
Arrives Matiu Somes Island Wharf - - - - - - 10.20 12.20 2.35 - - - - - - -
Seatoun Wharf - - - - - - - - - 4.00 - - - 6.10 - -
Arr. Days Bay Wharf 6.45 7.10 7.35 8.05 8.30 9.05 10.30 12.30 2.45 4.15 4.50 5.20 5.50 6.30 6.50 7.20
              S S S              
East By West Ferry Monday to Friday
To Queens Wharf AM PM
Departs Days Bay Wharf 6.50 7.15 7.45 8.05 8.35 9.10 10.30 12.40 3.15 4.15 4.55 5.20 5.55 6.30 6.50 7.20
Arrives Matiu Somes Island Wharf - - - - - - 10.40 12.50 3.25 - - - - - - -
Seatoun Wharf - - - 8.20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Arr. Queens Wharf 7.10 7.35 8.05 8.40 9.00 9.30 11.00 1.10 3.45 4.35 5.15 5.40 6.15 6.55 7.10 7.40
WEEKEND AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY TIMETABLE
Departs QUEENS WHARF 10.00 10.30 12.00 12.30 2.15* 2.30 3.35 5.00
Seatoun - 10.50 - 12.50 2.35* - - -
Arrives Matiu Somes Island 10.20 - 12.20 - - 2.50 3.55 -
Arrives / Departs DAYS BAY 10.30 11.10 12.40 1.10 3.00 3.30 4.15 5.30
Arrives Matiu Somes Island 10.40 11.20 12.50 1.20 3.10 - 4.25 -
Seatoun - - - - - 3.50 - -
Arr. QUEENS WHARF 11.00 12.00 1.10 2.00 3.30 4.10 4.45 5.50
  S H S H S H S  

H &-Harbour Explorer Excursion, operates in fine weather only, Please check on the day by calling 04 494 3339.

S - Sailing calls at Matiu Somes Island on request only.

*2.35pm sailing goes to Matiu Somes Island instead of Seatoun if Harbour Explorer not running

Fares

Queens Wharf - Days Bay 1 way Return 10 Trip Monthly
Adult $11.00 $22.00 $87.00 $270.00
Tertiary Student (With Valid ID) $9.00 $18.00 $61.00 $199.00
Child (3 - 15 years)* $6.00 $12.00 $37.00 -
Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) - $61.00 - -
Days Bay - Seatoun 1 way Return 10 Trip Monthly
Adult $11.00 $22.00 $87.00 $270.00
Tertiary Student (With Valid ID) $9.00 $18.00 $61.00 $199.00
Child (3 - 15 years)* $6.00 $12.00 $54.00 -
Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) - $61.00 - -
Queens Wharf - Seatoun 1 way Return 10 trip Monthly
Adult $11.00 $22.00 $71.00 $270.00
Tertiary Student (With Valid ID) $9.00 $18.00 $61.00 $199.00
Child (3 - 15 years)* $6.00 $12.00 $37.00 -
Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) - $61.00 - -
Somes Island 1 way Return 10 Trip Monthly
Adult - $23.00 - -
Tertiary Student (With Valid ID) - $19.00 - -
Child (3 - 15 years)* - $12.00 - -
Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) - $67.00 - -
Harbour Explorer Round Trip      
Adult $22.00      
Tertiary Student (With Valid ID) $18.00      
Child (3 - 15 years)* $12.00      
Queens Wharf - Days Bay return
including stopover at Matiu Somes Island
       
Adult $34.00      
Tertiary Student $28.00      
Child (3 - 15 years)* $18.00      

*Child: 3 – 15 years old. Under 3 year olds are free. Secondary school students aged 16 – 19 in school uniform or with valid school ID.

Student: Full time tertiary student with valid ID

Family: 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Please note the 10-trip tickets cannot be used for more than 2 people at a time.

FAQs

Can I make a booking?

We do not have a booking system and do not presell tickets, so you need to turn up on the day you are travelling to purchase your tickets. If you are travelling with more than 15 people, please advise us that you intend to travel with us. 

How do I purchase tickets?

If you are travelling from Queens Wharf you can purchase tickets from the office between 9am and 4.30pm Mon – Fri and between 9am and 2.30pm on weekends / public holidays, tickets can be purchased onboard all other times. 

If you are travelling from Days Bay or Seatoun wharves, all tickets can be purchased on board. We have Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card facilities on board.

Where is the East by West office located?

The ticket office is located in between Portofino and Wagamama restaurants on the Wellington Waterfront and the boat departs right opposite the office. There is no office at Days Bay. 

Can I take bikes on board?

Yes, you can take bikes on board and there is no extra charge for this. If you are planning on bringing 10 or more bikes on board, please let us know you prior to your travel.

Can I take dogs on board?

Yes, you can take dogs on board and there is no extra charge for this. Dogs do need to be on a lead and must be kept on the top deck or the back of the bottom deck if it is raining.

Can I take wheelchairs on board? 

Although there is limited capability for wheelchair access, the crew will make every effort to enable wheelchair users to come on board. Motorised wheelchairs are too difficult as crew cannot lift them on board. Usually (depending on tidal conditions) top deck access is available as the wheelchair can be wheeled or carried up the gangway and this allows disembarkation from the top deck on outlying wharves. Contact us to discuss before travelling.