Best ferries in Wellington

Check out the top ferries in Wellington, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. East by West Ferries
1. East by West Ferries
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12 local reviews
1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
04-499 1282
Brenda
This is a great way to get out on the harbour and look at Wellington from the water. You can get off on Somes…
Cherie
Hop on the East by West ferry from the wharf downtown and pop on over to Eastbourne, great on a lovely day,…
Belinda
On a calm and beautiful day, a ferry ride across to Eastbourne on the East side of Wellington is a must do. …
1. East by West Ferries
1. East by West Ferries
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12 local reviews
1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
04-499 1282
Brenda
Brenda
This is a great way to get out on the harbour and look at Wellington from the water. You can get off on Somes Island, home of tuatara, and…
Cherie
Cherie
Hop on the East by West ferry from the wharf downtown and pop on over to Eastbourne, great on a lovely day, stop off at Soames Island on the…
Belinda
Belinda
On a calm and beautiful day, a ferry ride across to Eastbourne on the East side of Wellington is a must do. Over there you will find great…
2. Matiu/Somes Island
2. Matiu/Somes Island
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12 local reviews
Matiu/Somes Island
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Jess
Beautiful wee island in the middle of Wellington Harbour. Once a quarantine for flu victims and lepers, it's…
Mike
Situated in the middle of Wellington's stunning harbour, you can wander amidst native plant and bird life…
Mc
Interest in sustainable energy, amazing views, short walks, the history of wellington! For just an afternoon…
2. Matiu/Somes Island
2. Matiu/Somes Island
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12 local reviews
Matiu/Somes Island
Jess
Jess
Beautiful wee island in the middle of Wellington Harbour. Once a quarantine for flu victims and lepers, it's now an animal sanctuary. Walk…
Mike
Mike
Situated in the middle of Wellington's stunning harbour, you can wander amidst native plant and bird life while tracing the island's…
Mc
Mc
Interest in sustainable energy, amazing views, short walks, the history of wellington! For just an afternoon or a day or even for overnight…
3. Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry Wellington Terminal
3. Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry Wellington Terminal
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9 local reviews
50 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
0800 844 844
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Marlon
Ferry from Wellington to Picton in the South Island.
Liz
Another Ferry that takes you to the South Island
Larissa
The Bluebridge ferry terminal is located here :)
3. Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry Wellington Terminal
3. Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry Wellington Terminal
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9 local reviews
50 Waterloo Quay, Wellington
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
0800 844 844
Marlon
Marlon
Ferry from Wellington to Picton in the South Island.
Liz
Liz
Another Ferry that takes you to the South Island
Larissa
Larissa
The Bluebridge ferry terminal is located here :)
4. Interislander Cook Strait Ferry - Wellington Ferry Terminal
4. Interislander Cook Strait Ferry - Wellington Ferry Terminal
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13 local reviews
Interislander Cook Strait Ferry - Wellington Ferry Terminal, Wellington
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
0800 802 802
Louise
Travel to the South Island - ferry terminal is an easy 20 minute drive from accommodation
Judit
If you are heading to the South Island this is where you will need to catch the ferry.
Larissa
The Interislander ferry termanal is located here :) 3 hours to the south island!
4. Interislander Cook Strait Ferry - Wellington Ferry Terminal
4. Interislander Cook Strait Ferry - Wellington Ferry Terminal
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13 local reviews
Interislander Cook Strait Ferry - Wellington Ferry Terminal, Wellington
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
0800 802 802
Louise
Louise
Travel to the South Island - ferry terminal is an easy 20 minute drive from accommodation
Judit
Judit
If you are heading to the South Island this is where you will need to catch the ferry.
Larissa
Larissa
The Interislander ferry termanal is located here :) 3 hours to the south island!
5. Days Bay
5. Days Bay
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11 local reviews
Days Bay, Lower Hutt
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Allen
Great swimming / sunbathing beach. Kayak hire, icecream shops, cafe's, a wharf you can jump off, ferry to…
Missy  And Brian
A small and nice beach on the other side of Wellington CBD. Take the ferry or the bus here. Go for a swim on a…
Charmian
Harbour Ferry leaves from Day's Bay wharf for Wellington. Good connections to bus services.
5. Days Bay
5. Days Bay
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11 local reviews
Days Bay, Lower Hutt
Allen
Allen
Great swimming / sunbathing beach. Kayak hire, icecream shops, cafe's, a wharf you can jump off, ferry to Matiu/Somes Island & Wellington…
Missy  And Brian
Missy And Brian
A small and nice beach on the other side of Wellington CBD. Take the ferry or the bus here. Go for a swim on a warm day !
Charmian
Charmian
Harbour Ferry leaves from Day's Bay wharf for Wellington. Good connections to bus services.
6. Wahine Memorial Park
6. Wahine Memorial Park
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8 local reviews
Wahine Memorial Park, Wellington
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Raymond
A memorial park in honour of the passengers and crew aboard the Wahine an interisland ferry that capsized…
6. Wahine Memorial Park
6. Wahine Memorial Park
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8 local reviews
Wahine Memorial Park, Wellington
Raymond
Raymond
A memorial park in honour of the passengers and crew aboard the Wahine an interisland ferry that capsized after striking Barretts reef just…
7. Eastbourne
7. Eastbourne
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10 local reviews
Eastbourne, Lower Hutt
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Bev And Greg
Situated on the far side of Wellington harbour, it has magnificent views, walking tracks, birds and other…
Magnolia
Take the ferry across from Wellington CBD to Eastbourne for a gorgeous day trip. Some really good restaurants…
7. Eastbourne
7. Eastbourne
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10 local reviews
Eastbourne, Lower Hutt
Bev And Greg
Bev And Greg
Situated on the far side of Wellington harbour, it has magnificent views, walking tracks, birds and other small animals. Get there on the…
Magnolia
Magnolia
Take the ferry across from Wellington CBD to Eastbourne for a gorgeous day trip. Some really good restaurants and cafes.
8. Lake Ferry
8. Lake Ferry
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5 local reviews
Lake Ferry, Lake Ferry
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Adam
From here you can look out to the south island which seems only metres away and sip on a beer at the Lake…
Amanda
Great sun set views and fish and chips from the Lake Ferry pub
Sharon
Lake ferry for their famous fish and chips
8. Lake Ferry
8. Lake Ferry
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5 local reviews
Lake Ferry, Lake Ferry
Adam
Adam
From here you can look out to the south island which seems only metres away and sip on a beer at the Lake Ferry hotel
Amanda
Amanda
Great sun set views and fish and chips from the Lake Ferry pub
Sharon
Sharon
Lake ferry for their famous fish and chips
9. Days Bay Wharf
9. Days Bay Wharf
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3 local reviews
Days Bay Wharf
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Charmian
Harbour Ferry arrives and departs from Day's Bay. 20 minutes to Wellington. Drinks, snacks, beer and wine…
Suzanne
This is where the ferry arrives and departs to/from Wellington.
John And Annette
East by West Ferry terminal
9. Days Bay Wharf
9. Days Bay Wharf
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3 local reviews
Days Bay Wharf
Charmian
Charmian
Harbour Ferry arrives and departs from Day's Bay. 20 minutes to Wellington. Drinks, snacks, beer and wine available onboard.
Suzanne
Suzanne
This is where the ferry arrives and departs to/from Wellington.
John And Annette
John And Annette
East by West Ferry terminal
10. Queens Wharf
10. Queens Wharf
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6 local reviews
Queens Wharf, Wellington
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Sheridan And Fraser
Hub of Wellington's waterfront with restaurants, cafes and access to the East By West Ferry to Eastbourne
Charmian
Harbour Ferry departs here fro Days Bay.
10. Queens Wharf
10. Queens Wharf
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6 local reviews
Queens Wharf, Wellington
Sheridan And Fraser
Sheridan And Fraser
Hub of Wellington's waterfront with restaurants, cafes and access to the East By West Ferry to Eastbourne
Charmian
Charmian
Harbour Ferry departs here fro Days Bay.
11. Chocolate Dayz Cafe
11. Chocolate Dayz Cafe
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6 local reviews
614 Marine Drive
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
04-562 6132
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Suzanne
Our regular cafe - opposite Days Bay beach, nice little swimming beach where the ferry arrives from…
Bron
Great cafe - take the ferry to Days Bay from the Seatoun Wharf...it's right there
11. Chocolate Dayz Cafe
11. Chocolate Dayz Cafe
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6 local reviews
614 Marine Drive
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
04-562 6132
Suzanne
Suzanne
Our regular cafe - opposite Days Bay beach, nice little swimming beach where the ferry arrives from Wellington. Great coffee and a menu…
Bron
Bron
Great cafe - take the ferry to Days Bay from the Seatoun Wharf...it's right there
12. Wellington Waterfront
12. Wellington Waterfront
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25 local reviews
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Robyn
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront where you will find fabulous waterside restaurants, local and…
Dan
A beautiful walk along the waterfront is a great way to build up an appetite. The waterfront starts down near…
12. Wellington Waterfront
12. Wellington Waterfront
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25 local reviews
Robyn
Robyn
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront where you will find fabulous waterside restaurants, local and national museums, art galleries,…
Dan
Dan
A beautiful walk along the waterfront is a great way to build up an appetite. The waterfront starts down near the ferry terminal and follows…