Commuters | East by West Ferries


Latest updates

Mātiu/Somes Island will be closed from 19 February 2024 for 6 - 8 months. 

Avoid the traffic and use East by West Ferry to transport you to and from work or school.


  • 10-trips are available for regular ferry users.
  • These do not have an expiry date and can be used for up to two people at a time. 
  • All tickets can be purchased on board the ferry with Cash, EFTPOS or Credit Card.  
  • Check out our Fares and FAQ page for full fare information.


We are currently looking into the feasibility of resuming services from Queens Wharf - Seatoun and will update when we have made a decision.


Due to weather or other unexpected issues, we do cancel one or both ferries from time to time. 

On occasion we need to go to a restricted timetable, if the conditions are too rough for our smaller vessel.

In the case of a full cancellation, replacement shuttles are no longer provided.


Metlink offer a free notification service for commuters through Metlink. This service sends out alerts if there are any cancellations to our services. If you travel to or from Days Bay you can sign up to this through Metlink. If you have a child at Wellesley College, you can email to subscribe to a dedicated database.


If you would like to receive emails from time to time with news about the ferries and anything else we think you may like to know, you can email and just let us know you would like to be added to our newsletter list. You can also subscribing directly by using the subscribe form on this page.