Schools/Groups | East by West Ferries


East by West can carry groups of most sizes throughout the year, see the options below.

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Queens Wharf - Days Bay trips

Queens Wharf is a vibrant area full of interesting things to do and see, including waterfront cafes and restaurants, the Museum of Wellington, Fergs Rock and Kayak and much more! Also Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, the most vibrant and interesting museum in the Southern Hemisphere, is just a stroll away around the waterfront past Frank Kitts park.

Days Bay and Eastbourne Village are attractive seaside townships served by restaurants, shops and art galleries. Known as “Wellingtons Playground by the sea” for their bush walks, stunning beaches, kayak and bike hire, spend the day exploring the area. 

Travel to Days Bay or Queens Wharf on our public sailings and enjoy the beaches and bushwalks the area has to offer. More information can be found on the links below:

Or engage with Wildfinder and hire kayaks or bikes Download PDF here. 

Ferry departs Queens Wharf 8.45am, 10am or 12pm through the middle of the day and returns are 10:35am, 12:35pm or 3:15pm.

Groups of more than 40 people will need to travel on a charted sailing. Contact us to enquire about times. 

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary School groups: $14pp return to Days Bay (including adults) or $7pp for a one way trip.

Contact us here to enquire. 

Commentated Harbour Tour for schools

The below information is for school groups (primary and secondary school groups). For general information about Commentated Harbour tours click here.

Choose between a 60 or 90 minute tour option (no difference in price). 

Listen to a combination of pre-recorded and live commentary as your cruise around Wellington Harbour on our electric ferry, Ika Rere.

Topics covered include Wellington, predator free initiatives, the wahine disaster, Mātiu/Somes Island, earthquakes, wharves, waterfront development and ferries. There is also time for your teachers to jump on the PA and cover any other topics relevant to your students.

Queens Wharf departure time can be anytime weekdays between 10:30am – 11am or 12:30pm – 2pm. Get in touch for Days Bay options. 

Minimum 25, maximum 55 people.

Cost is $20pp

Contact us here to enquire.