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East By West Ferries

Meridian Building, Waterside | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1282
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A pleasant ride

I went across to Day's Bay just for something to do then caught a bus to Eastbourne which is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret C
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Adelaide, Australia
East by West Ferries

This is one of the ways to enjoy the bays with East by West Ferries. The ferry was comfortable and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
joanadventure
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Meridian Building, Waterside | Queens Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went across to Day's Bay just for something to do then caught a bus to Eastbourne which is a quaint little village.

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is one of the ways to enjoy the bays with East by West Ferries. The ferry was comfortable and the staff is friendly.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

These folks have to be one of the friendliest services in town. Nothing is too much trouble. Some of the ferries stop at Matiu-Somes Island where you can spend a few hours exploring for all sorts, like penguins, shearwaters, kakariki, wetas, tuatara, and botanic richness....More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We caught a ferry over to Days Bay for coffee and lunch. The ferry was comfortable, the staff friendly and a great way to see Wellington from a different perspective. Would recommend it.

1  Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A nice way to pop over to Days Bay for an afternoon or park at the bay and visit the city. Quick ferry trip over, some stop at Somes Island and always keep an eye out for life on the water!

1  Thank WgtnReviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We took the ferry from Wellington to Matiu Somes Island and return. The ferry is quite happy to accept push chairs and bikes. The service ran promptly and the staff friendly. The boat could have done with a clean, e caught the first sailing and...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyable family outing - we rode from Queens wharf to Days Bay, had a spot of lunch and spent the afternoon on the beach / swimming. Lovely trip back again to the city, great way to spend the day with the family.

Thank WhoaDaisy
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

It’s one of the best things about living in the Bays is being able to commute to and from the city via the ferry. To arrive back in to Days Bay on a fine evening is a joy. We’ve had Orca swim under the boat...More

Thank KiwiSteveL
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

It's a great ride on the top of the boat with a nice breeze. Stop at Days Bay for the cafes and to sit on the beach.

2  Thank cathyfromwelly
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Customer service was very friendly and efficient. The boat was clean, you can buy snacks and if it is not too windy enjoy the views from the deck.

1  Thank George W
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