Charters | East by West Ferries


East by West Cruises

With cruises available all year round, host your next function onboard one of our ferries. Simply select the length of time you would like your charter to be, choose from one of our catering options (or organise your own), and contact us to book. 

If you’re tired of the regular restaurant routine, organise a private charter and enjoy the magic of Wellington Harbour. Our friendly team will show you a perspective of the city that you haven't experienced before, while you enjoy socialising with your friends / colleagues. With a range of catering options to suit your get-together (whether that's a birthday party, social mixer, staff function, or corporate event) and an experienced crew who know exactly where to take you based on weather conditions, we gaurantee your event will be a hit!

Please note our charter pricing is not inclusive of beverages so check out our bar menu here for pricing.

If you're after something slightly different from what's detailed below, feel free to get in touch! 04 499 1282 or email us at

Our charters

East by West Ferries offer one and two hour charter options. Catering must be provided for two hour options and you can select one of our two preferred suppliers, or provide your own. Please note we do not have a BYO licence so all drinks need to be purchased through our onboard bar.
1 hour - $900
2 hours - $1,299
No minimum number required
Maximum 55 people

Catering options (needed for two hour cruises):

BBQ Cruise
A great way to treat your team, entertain your clients, or celebrate a special event! We’ll take you on a friendly cruise of our magnificent harbour, while serving a delicious BBQ meal, provided by Wilson Barbecue.
$30pp for standard portion (optional extras can be added)
Canapé Cruise
If you're not quite after a full meal but want to provide your guests with some delectable nibbles, this option is for you. Choose up to 7 options from a range of tasty savoury and sweet canapes.
Self Catered option
Feel free to organise your own catering and bring it with you or have it delivered straight to our boat. Please note amount of catering needs to be sufficient enough to meet our liquor licence conditions and a list of catering will be required during the booking process.

Contact us to check availability and book


Interested in a different experience? 

Use our ferry to get between Queens Wharf and Days Bay and picnic at Williams Park, or enjoy one of the amazing hospitaility venues in Days Bay!

See our timetables below and click here to get in touch about making a booking.

Queens Wharf - Days Bay

The Fine Print - Conditions of cruises

Our ferries accommodate up to 55 guests on cruises. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to confirm a cruise. Final numbers are required seven days prior to charter, with payment for the balance of the charter required five days prior to charter (the deposit invoice will include a refundable cleaning/inconvenience fee of $250 - this is normally refunded after the charter, and is only charged where an inconsiderate or unusually large mess is left). Our boats are all licensed, and the bar can be run either on a pre-paid tab or on a pay-as-you-go basis. BYO alcohol is not allowed on board.

Respect for our staff and rules is required. Unacceptable behaviour will result in individuals being dropped back at Queens Wharf before the charter resumes - repeated instances will see the charter canceled immediately with all guests returned to Queens Wharf (no refund payable).