Queens Wharf - Mātiu/Somes Service | East by West Ferries

Queens Wharf - Mātiu/Somes Service

Travel between Queens Wharf and Mātiu / Somes Island

Weather can affect our sailings and we do not update our website with cancellations, please check service alerts on the Metlink website for up to date travel information. 
Click here to see the timetables for our Mātiu/Somes Island service from Days Bay.
Click here to see the timetables for our Queens Wharf - Days Bay service.
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Traveling with us

  • This ferry takes passengers between Queens Wharf and Mātiu/Somes Island only
  • Spaces to and from Mātiu/Somes on each trip are limited. 
  • Each trip to Mātiu/Somes has a specified departure time that you must catch off again.
  • If you're traveling from Queens Wharf we recommend being at the ticket office 30 minutes before departure time to purchase tickets, especially if it is nice weather. 
  • When traveling with us, please arrive at the appropriate wharf at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time so you are ready to board.
  • If you're overnighting at Mātiu/Somes Island, you must make a booking via the DOC website, and confirm your travel dates with us at reception@eastbywest.co.nz. Note the "last sailing" times for overnighters in the timetables below.

Weekday timetable

Effective from Mon 16th October



Departs from
Queens Wharf

  Departs from
Mātiu/Somes wharf
Visit time
Option 1 10:00 am      12:50 pm* 2.5 hours
Option 2 10:00 am      2.55 pm* 4.5 hours
Option 3 12:00 pm**      2.55 pm** 2.5 hours
Note: There is also a pick up from Mātiu to Queens Wharf at 11.25am for overnighters
* This ferry departs from Matiu/Somes and travels back to Queens Wharf via Days Bay.
** This ferry travels to Mat/Somes via Days Bay, and then returns back to Queens Wharf via Days Bay.

Weekend / Public Holiday Timetable

Valid from 23rd September 2023


Departs from
Queens Wharf

  Departs from
Mātiu/Somes wharf
Visit time
Option 1 9:15 am   11:15 am 1.5 hours
Option 2 9:15 am   12:15 pm 2.5 hours
Option 3 9:15 am   1:15 pm 3.5 hours
Option 4 9:15 am   2:45 pm 5 hours
Option 5 10:15 am   12:15 pm 1.5 hours
Option 6  10:15 am   1:15 pm 2.5 hours
Option 7 10:15 am   2:45 pm 4 hours
Option 8 10:15am    3:45 pm 5 hours
Option 9 11:15 am   1:15 pm 1.5 hours
Option 10 11:15 am   2:45 pm 3 hours
Option 11 11:15 am   3:45 pm 4 hours
Option 12 12:15 pm   2:45 pm 2 hours
Option 13 12:15 pm   3:45 pm 3 hours
Option 14 1:45 pm   3:45 pm 1.5 hours

Times above are departure times from the wharf. Travel time is 25 minutes.

Limited spaces are available for a round trip from Queens Wharf to Mātiu/Somes to Days
Bay (returning back to Queens Wharf). Please enquire at our ticketing office if you
would like to do a round trip.
Other tips
  • Click here to find us on Google Maps
  • Sailings may be cancelled at short notice due to weather, check Metlink for updates about cancellations.
  • Daily Timetable Enquiries phone Metlink 0800 801 700
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