Timetables And Fares | East by West Ferries

Timetables And Fares

Travelling with us

  • 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.
  • DOC provides us with a limit of 30 people per arrival to Matiu/Somes Island, and we operate on a first-come-first-served basis, so you're unable to book in advance.

Timetables

TIMETABLE - MONDAY TO FRIDAY
QUEENS WHARF TO DAYS BAY   DAYS BAY TO QUEENS WHARF

Queens
Wharf

Matiu/Somes
Island
Days
Bay
  Days
Bay
Matiu/Somes
Island
Queens
Wharf
6:45am   7:10am      7.15am   7:40am
7:15am   7:40am   7:45am   8:10am
7:45am   8:10am   8:15am   8:40am
8:45am   9:10am   9:15am   9:40am
10:00am 10:30am 10:45am   11:00am 11:15am 11:45am
12:00 pm 12:30pm 12:45pm   1:00pm 1:15pm 1:45pm
2:00 pm 2:30pm 2:45pm   3:20pm 3:30pm* 3:55pm
3:45 pm   4:10pm   4:15pm   4:40pm
4:45 pm   5:10pm   5:15pm   5:40pm
5:30 pm   5:55pm   6:00pm   6:25pm
6:15 pm   6:40pm   6:45pm   7:10pm
7:15 pm   7:40pm   7:45pm   8:10pm
* Matiu/Somes pickups only, no drop-offs other than overnight visitors.

 

TIMETABLE - SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
QUEENS WHARF TO DAYS BAY   DAYS BAY TO QUEENS WHARF

Queens
Wharf

Matiu/Somes
Island
Days
Bay
  Days
Bay
Matiu/Somes
Island
Queens
Wharf
9:30am 9:55am 10:10am      10:15am 10:30am 10:55am
10:30am 10.55am 11:10am   11:15am 11:30am 11:55am
12:00pm 12:25pm 12:40pm   12:45pm 1:00pm 1:25pm
1:00pm 1:25pm 1:40pm   1:45pm 2:00pm 2:25pm
2:00pm 2:25pm 2:40pm   2:45pm 3:00pm* 3:25pm
4:00pm 4:25pm* 4:40pm   4:45pm   5:10pm
5:00pm   5:25pm   5:30pm   5:55pm
* Matiu/Somes pickups only, no drop-offs other than overnight visitors.

 

Fares

Please note that our standard prices are noted below. Between 1 April and 30 June 2022, fares are half-price on the Metlink public transport network, so you'll pay half the amount below between these dates.

Queens Wharf - Days Bay 1 way Return 10 Trip
Adult $12.00 $24.00 $91.00
Tertiary Student (With Valid ID) - - $68.00
Concession / Child (5 - 15 years)* $6.00 $12.00 $46.00
Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) - $66.00 -
Matiu/Somes Island 1 way Return 10 Trip
Adult - $25.00 -
Concession / Child (5 - 15 years)* - $13.00 -
Family (2 Adults & 4 Children) - $68.00 -

 

Notes.

  • Under 5-year-olds are free.
  • *Child: 5 – 15 years old, secondary school students aged 16 – 19 in school uniform or with valid school ID.
  • Concession rate applies to those with total mobility cards (1 carer travels free with any person carrying total mobility card).      
  • Student: Full-time tertiary student with a valid student ID
  • Family: 2 adults and up to 4 children.
  • Please note that 10-trip tickets cannot be used for more than 2 people at a time.
  • Supergold card holders travel free between 9am - 3pm and after 6.30pm Monday - Friday and all day weekends
    and public holidays (Goldcard holders still need to collect a ticket from the office if it is open).

Other tips

  • Click here to find us on Google Maps
  • Sailings may be cancelled at short notice due to weather
  • Daily Timetable Enquiries phone Metlink 0800 801 700
  • Daily Status Update 04 494 3339
  • Download a copy of our timetable and fares list here.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make a booking?

We do not take bookings for travel, but instead operate on a first-come-first-served basis. However, if you are traveling with more than 10 people, please get in touch to advise us of your plans.

How do I purchase tickets?

If you are traveling from Queens Wharf you can purchase tickets from the office between 9.00am and 5.00pm Mon – Fri and between 9.00am and 3.00pm on weekends / public holidays, tickets can be purchased onboard all other times. 

If you are traveling from Days Bay, 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 Master Kong restaurants on the Wellington Waterfront and the boat departs right opposite the office. There is no office at Days Bay. 

Can I take bikes and luggage on board?

Yes, you can take bikes and luggage on board and there is no extra charge for this. If you require assistance for heavier luggage (and e-bikes in particular), please bring this to our crews’ attention and ask for help. There may be a delay with assistance if we are busy as crew will need to disembark passengers first so we appreciate your patience. If you are planning on traveling in a group with 10 or more bikes, please let us know 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. No animals are allowed on Matiu/Somes Island. 

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.

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