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East By West Ferries

Meridian Building, Waterside | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
04 4991282
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Ranked #30 of 70 Activities in Wellington
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: You haven’t experienced Wellington until you’ve been on Wellington’s unique Harbour Ferry...
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: You haven’t experienced Wellington until you’ve been on Wellington’s unique Harbour Ferry Service.Up to 16 return harbour crossings daily between Queens Wharf and Days Bay and calling into Matiu Somes Island.East by West Ferries also caters to private and corporate functions with Dinner Cruising, Casino Cruising, Cocktail cruising, Lunch Cruising and Hire by Hour options. So, if you're looking for something different for your next event, check out East by West Ferries.

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Masterton, New Zealand
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116 reviews 116 reviews
55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

As a kid we did this trip as a family lots of times and always loved it. It feels so good to get out on the water and see how beautiful Wellington looks. As an adult it is still as magic. The trip takes in the best views from the harbour. If its windy its best to sit inside! Sometimes... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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163 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Caught the ferry out to the island for a bush walk. Clean solid ferry. Simple service. Great way to see the harbour for a reasonable price. TIP: if your not up to bush walking take the ferry all the way across and have a coffee and pop back. Great day out.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This trip is absolutely a must-do for all visitors to Wellington, as well as for locals who can enjoy it regularly. Wellington Harbour is one of the largest and deepest in the world. We sailed from Queen's Wharf via Seatoun to Days Bay in bright sunshine, enjoying the beautiful harbour views. A great perspective on the city. We walked from... More 

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Bay of Plenty
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We went on our first ferry crossing, calling in at Seatoun wharf, then on to Days Bay recently. We could have caught the bus up the coast a bit to Eastbourne, but stayed and had lunch and a look around Days Bay. The crossing was so much fun, most people sat in the top open air part of the ferry.... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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95 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The day I wanted to do the harbour ferry the weather was a bit rough in the harbour so the ferries were cancelled but no notices were up on the boards advertising the trips to say that nor in the shop where you bought the tickets from – simply a ‘closed’ sign on the door! However, I struck it lucky... More 

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North Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Well after 30 years we finally jumped on the ferry for an afternoon return harbour trip. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute and will do it again soon but get off at the island and Days Bay making a whole day of it. Its one of Wellingtons lost attractions not helped by the advice notice to obtain tickets at the shop... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A much more interesting way to go to work that battling the traffic on the motorway. Travelling by sea can be beautiful.

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Wonderful way to experience the Wellington waterfront scene with out having to drive into town. Leave the car at Day's Bay,catch the ferry and have lunch in town or visit Somes Island..All for free on the Gold Card if travelling within the restricted hours

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This is the best way to get over to the other side of the harbour, with stunning views of the harbour on the way. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a beer out on the observation deck, or take in inside. The ferry stops at Somes Matiu Island in the middle of the harbour, on selected crossings (check... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Pleasant trip across Wellington harbour to Days Bay on a calm sunny day, can stop off at Somes Island and return on later sailing.

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