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East By West Ferries

Open Now: 09:00 - 19:00
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Days Bay to Wellington and back again.

Took the Grandkids for a trip. Granddaughter not too impressed to get on the ferry but manage by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Enjoyed this spectacular find on a second trip to Wellington (having missed it previously). Only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“days bay”(52 reviews)
“queen's wharf”(4 reviews)
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...more
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Meridian Building, Waterside | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Grandkids for a trip. Granddaughter not too impressed to get on the ferry but manage by blackmail! All kids had a great time on ferry was a lovely day stopped at Somes Island for people to get off Grandson very interested so next...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mackka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this spectacular find on a second trip to Wellington (having missed it previously). Only found it by stumbling across the waiting ferry at Queen’s Wharf. Learned about departure and routing options at the super helpful office opposite the dock. Ended up going over to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FamSiam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went into the ticket office and had really great service, and this carried over to the Gents onboard - knowledgeable, and great teachers to the younger Children. Good viewing spots on the top deck - watch for dolphins!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DanielC16193
Reviewed 8 February 2019

We went across to days bay and Eastbourne as an afterthought but so glad that we did. As superannuitants we were able to travel free so a real bonus. The ferry is well equipped and was very stable despite the moderate swells on the day....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John L
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Had never used this service before across to Days bay, modern catamarans that sat comfortably on the water and didn't waste any time getting across the other side of the harbour

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 879allanl
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

The tickets are $24 return to days bay. There is no need to book in advance unless you are a large group.We left the city at 12 noon and returned on the 3 pm ferry which allowed adequate time exploring days bay. The staff on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Use this ferry when visiting Matiu Somes Island recently, it was OK trip although not special. Start from Wellington water front, Queens Wharf, the cruise took approx 25 minutes to reach Matiu Somes Island, nice water no windy, relax on board, not too many passengers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 6 November 2018

You may see dolphin, penquins or even the odd whale, a lot of bird life and spectacular views of Wellington City and up the Hutt Valley to the mountains.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Majik_One
CoralieC560, Front Office Manager at East By West Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Ferry timetable to Days Bay was good though need to check the timetable before you rock up to ensure there is not a long wait. Particularly if the weather is unfavourable. Ferry ride was great, staff on the way back more friendly than going over....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Enjoyed while ferrying from Queens Wharf to Days Bay. Veiw from the deck was amazing. Beautiful Wellington city with a backdrop mountain. Skyline view was excellent. Great staff also.

Date of experience: May 2018
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