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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

50 Waterloo Quay | Wellington Terminal, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-471 6188
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Beautiful sunset

Beautiful fjords during the sunset. I was lucky to watch dolphins and a few other whales. Tickets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tomasz C
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Olsztyn, Poland
Great service

We had needed to delay our crossing as 2 of the Ladies were elderly or incapacitated so it was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martine L
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“south island” (43 reviews)
“wake up call” (9 reviews)
“movie room” (7 reviews)
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 1 week ago

Beautiful fjords during the sunset. I was lucky to watch dolphins and a few other whales. Tickets are a bit expensive, but once in a lifetime - why not?

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had needed to delay our crossing as 2 of the Ladies were elderly or incapacitated so it was a much anticipated trip. Staff could not have done more, enabling us all to enjoy the journey by driving us onto the boat as one could...More

Thank Martine L
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BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Martine, so glad to hear you really enjoyed the trip across Cook Strait on Bluebridge! Thanks for your lovely feedback. We will pass your kind words onto our team. - Sara

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blueridge staff was very professional and provided clear instructions. Departure and arrival were exactly on time. The scenery was gorgeous. The boat did not feel crowded, but was likely close to being sold out. We had no problems with anything.

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BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your trip across the Strait with Bluebridge! We look forward to welcoming you on-board again in the future! - Sara

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked Bluebridge rather than Interislander as Blue bridge terminal in Wellington was within walking distance to our hotel. Old ship which is quite small, one had to check in bags even strolley bags which made a bit of delay on arrival. In the end...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a visitor to NZ and last did this journey 36 years ago. It is a spectacular journey though the sounds and into Wellington. It was a decent day and we managed to spend 90% of the journey on deck. There is plenty of...More

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

Hi James, Thanks for the review. Glad to hear you had a fantastic trip when you were last in New Zealand and enjoyed the Cook Strait Crossing! We hope to see you back here soon!

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

My family Marlborough Sounds holiday began with the Blue Bridge Ferry Crossing from Wellington to Picton. Taking a car plus 9 passengers was smooth sailing. We had great views from the deck - dolphins swimming alongside and great views of Pencarrow Heads at the entrance...More

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

Hi jetsetjinny, thanks for the lovely review - sounds like a fantastic trip and always a bonus when the dolphins come out to play! - Sara

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I drove through the night to catch an early morning ferry which wasn't cheap. We went to the quiet room to have a nap and then got ruley told that if we wanted to sleep we had to purchase a cabin ??...More

Thank Lauren S
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BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hi Lauren, Thanks for your feedback and sorry you had this experience on your recent sailing. In order to make sure there is enough space for all our passengers we are unable to allow passengers to lie down across multiple seats in the public areas...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Had a ferry crossing from Wellington to piston the crossing went smoothly. We had refreshments whilst on board that were reasonable and tasty

Thank Kim H
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BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks Kim! Glad you enjoyed your crossing with Bluebridge!

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

All the staff we encountered from this company were exceptionally helpful and the service was second to none. Firstly, one of us had a broken leg and the trouble they went to getting us boarded and then off the ferry at the other end and...More

Thank Fiona N
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BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Hi Fiona, Thanks for the lovely feedback and so glad to hear you found our on-board team so helpful! It was great we were able to find your earring and send it back to you. Look forward to welcoming you on board when you next...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Got a ferry across to Picton with a car. Checking in with a car and boarding was very easy, and the journey across was nice and smooth with great views :)

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BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Hi, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed the trip across Cook Strait with us!

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NHK00
May 11, 2018|
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Response from BluebridgeNZ | Property representative |
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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racheinau
March 26, 2018|
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Hi racheinua, We don''t have any promotions planned for June at this stage. However if you would prefer to wait to make your booking feel free to sign up to our email updates (via the contact us tab on our website), so you... More
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585junweil
March 19, 2018|
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Hi 585junweil, We have several people that do this trip often with us so this so will be no problem assuming that sailing leaves on time. (As mentioned adverse weather can sometimes slow things down). We are also able to... More
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