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Return Ferry to Days Bay - East by West Ferries

Take a day out from the city as you sail the harbour to picturesque Days Bay.

In the heart of Queens Wharf you’ll find East by West Ferries, with a floating pontoon for easy access and a comfortable vessel to relax on as you cruise for an easy 30 minutes, with views of the city as your backdrop.

Days Bay is the perfect short escape with beach to stroll, ice cream to devour, water sports on fine days, or bikes to hire for a cruise around the coast. There’s plenty of delicious eatery options when you’ve worked up a hunger, or kick back with a glass of wine as the sun sets.

Once you’ve had your fill, East by West Ferries will transport you back to the city. The crew are happy to share their local knowledge and you may even spot dolphins and other marine life frolicking in the harbour as the capital appears before you.

Your city mini escape awaits.

 

Price: Adult $24, Child (5-15 years) $12. Under 5's free.

Please note, booking calendar is for departures from Queens Wharf.

Departures from Days Bay - return time to be organised with operator during your trip to Days Bay:

Monday - Friday: 10am, 12pm and 2.05pm

Weekends 10am, 12pm and 2.10pm.

Location: Meridian Building, Waterside, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Available Bookings from December 16 to December 22

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$12.00
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$12.00
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$12.00
  • Per Child$6.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$12.00
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$12.00
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$16.80
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$12.00
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$16.80
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$16.80
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$16.80
  • Per Child$6.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Per Adult$24.00
  • Per Child$12.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.6

62 reviews

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Christina from New Zealand wrote on 11 October 2018

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I had never been on a boat, i have no issue going on a boat again. Beautiful day, staff were friendly, we went over to days bay and straight back just for the boat ride took my younger brother who also hasnt been on a boat. Will be bringing the whole family back in December for another ride. Thanks heaps

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Bridgette from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2019

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Awesome thankyou

Awesome service. Thanks

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Donna from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2018

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Days bay

We had a awesome day out thank you to your fantastic staff.

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From Return Ferry to Days Bay - East by West Ferries

Hi Donna, Thank you for your review and the lovely pictures, we are glad you had a good time!

Melissa from New Zealand wrote on 21 October 2019

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Enjoyed the island but the boat trip no

Checked in and got asked if we wanted days bay or the island so chose the island then got asked which ferry back. We were under the impression we could get any but we had to choose the exact ferry (I can understand this in summer but there really wasn't many on the ferry at all). Got on the boat and there was no safety announcement or anything which from living in nz I believe is a legal requirement for boat trips with paying customers? Would have been cool to have some commentary at least but was silence. The ferry coming back on the other hand the 'captain' seemed hungover (kept rubbing his eyes and not paying much attention) and barely looked out the window at the direction we were going was on his phone instead or head in hands, would occasionally look out the window and quickly redirect the boat. Was a nice day trip to the islands but really the company could do so much better to make it a great experience.

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From Return Ferry to Days Bay - East by West Ferries

We are disappointed that you have left the above review as in our opinion, this does not reflect our service. I would like to provide the following context: We ask that people allocate times to come off the island as we only stop there when there are people to pick up and drop off. The service to Days Bay allows for return on any sailings as we stop at Days Bay every trip. We will look at amending our listing to reflect this and apologise for the confusion, however we have never had someone upset by this process. Our service is advertised as a ferry not a tour trip, so yes no commentary is advertised or provided. There was and always is a safety briefing but this does rely on passengers doing their part and paying attention. To say that our captain was hungover is completely untrue and unfounded (and in your words when I contacted you about this, an assumption which could have been wrong). You were delivered a safe and professional ferry service, and while we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day trip to the island, it is a shame that you decided to give our service 1 star despite this, and in very stark contrast to the many positive reviews we have otherwise received.

kay from New Zealand wrote on 25 November 2017

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value for money

was great weather so that helped the staff and boat were lovely but not a lot to do when you got there.Could have done some commentary about Soames island etc as nothing was said

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