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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

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Easy trip back to Wellington.

First time using BlueBridge and was pleasantly surprised. Super easy to book (had morning times... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dominique M
Hassle-Free Sailing

Traveled a few times with Bluebridge now and never any hassle at all. Will probably always choose... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel G
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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry sails several times a day between New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The Bluebridge experience offers warm, friendly ‘Kiwi’ hospitality amidst stunning New Zealand scenery.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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50 Waterloo Quay | Wellington Terminal, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-471 6188
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic trip from north to South Island and returning later. Booked a room and that was fantastic for the family to relax and sleep when it was a bit rough in the strait. Food was tasty and well priced.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect food wise on the ferry ride back to Wellington, but I was pleasantly surprised. Their nachos actually really hit the spot. Seats were comfortable enough and there was plenty of room. Instagram: tasteandexplore

Thank Anikag00
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anikag00, Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your sailing on Bluebridge! Yes the nachos are pretty tasty! We look forward to welcoming you on board again next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time using BlueBridge and was pleasantly surprised. Super easy to book (had morning times which worked for us). Good seats inside, and plenty of room outside. Easy trip back to Wellington.

Thank Dominique M
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dominique, Thanks for your review and for choosing to sail Cook Strait with Bluebridge! Glad you enjoyed the trip and we look forward to welcoming you on board again next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled a few times with Bluebridge now and never any hassle at all. Will probably always choose Bluebridge first from now on and would highly recommend drivers book a cabin - comfortable and great place to get some kip! Don't expect any internet from the...More

Thank Daniel G
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Daniel, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback! We're glad you have enjoyed your trips on Bluebridge and also been able to make good use of the cabins. As for the Wifi we are currently working on upgrading our systems so hopefully you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time we booked to the time we got on the Ferry at Picton and off at Wellington, and Wellington to Picton, we couldn't have wished for better people to travel with, We couldn't fault the staff so helpful and friendly. The food was...More

Thank Deborah K
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Deborah, Thanks so much for the awesome feedback! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the trip with us! Look forward to welcoming you on board again next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s across the road from the Railway Station. It’s also a stone’s throw away from Hotel Waterloo and Backpackers. The ferry was more than two hours late due to bad weather, but the journey was smooth. Check in was quick. There are cabins if you...More

Thank khuzaimi2015
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi khuzaimi2015, Thanks for the honest feedback. Glad you had a smooth sailing across and found our terminal location and facilities were convenient. We are currently working on improving the WiFi on-board and expect to see big improvements in the speed over the next few...More

Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Was a pleasant trip, but signage at the Wellington terminal could be improved as it can be tricky to find the right places.

Thank MarxWasRight
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Hi MarxWasRight, Thanks for the feedback! We are currently reviewing our terminal signage so your comments are very timely. We're glad you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

The outward journey was comfortable enough but the return was a different boat with uncomfortable seating so we had to pay for a cabin as we had a 6 month old and a 7 year old. The problem was that people have become very selfish...More

Thank 55skippy95
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Hi 55skippy95. Thanks for your message, we really appreciate your honest feedback. we're sorry to hear other passengers restricted your seating options on your recent sailing. This is something we try to monitor to ensure everyone has access to comfortable seating during their sailing. We’re...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018

marginally less expensive than the InterIslander....maybe... so check it out. IF the sailing times suit. or IF it hasn't gone 'mechanical' and sailing cancelled. expensive on a per km basis...but watcha gonna do when u want your OWN car on the other island?More

Thank r s
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Hi r s, Thanks for your honest feedback. We do our best to keep our prices competitive and provide our passengers with as much value as possible. We’re working hard to put in place some new processes and initiatives so we hope you enjoy the...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Had a lovely Return trip very friendly staff amazing scenery it was value for money on the return trip as we neared the Picton warf we saw a pod of dolphins the played in the wake of the ship

Thank Leanne W
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hi Leanne, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback! It's always great when the dolphins come out to play!

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Mei C
July 14, 2018|
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Personally, I would just take a bus. Routes 1, 3, 7, 14 and 52 all go along Willis Street. Fare is $2.50. Last weekday departure is at 2325 on route 3. Buses go from stop B at the railway station interchange (close to the... More
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May 11, 2018|
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Hi, If you are using Thrifty we would suggest dropping off to their base. (197 Wakefield St, Wellington). From there you can walk around the waterfront to our terminal or if preferred catch a bus to Wellington Railway... More
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