Interislander

Interislander, Wellington: Address, Phone Number, Interislander Reviews: 4.5/5

Interislander
4.5
About
Cruise with Interislander from Wellington to Picton across the Cook Strait and through the stunning Marlborough Sounds in just over three hours on the three largest ferries in New Zealand. Interislander is one of The Great Journeys of New Zealand and our three ships each feature several outdoor viewing decks that allow you to soak up the gorgeous New Zealand scenery as it floats by. They also have plenty of lounges, cafes and bars to choose from, plenty to keep the kids entertained - including children's play areas - and plenty for mum and dad too. Cars, vans, caravans, campervans, motorhomes, motorcycles and coaches - all vehicles are welcome, just drive on, drive off. And for the rental car providers, just drop off your car at the rental depots within our terminals then pick up another at the other end - easy! Interislander operates a FREE shuttle bus. Departing 50 minutes before each sailing from Platform 9 at the Wellington Railway Station.
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Harikrishnan639
London, UK2 contributions
May 2022
Terrible experience. The ferry got delayed for 24 hours. Updates were so unprofessional. No refund or offer for accommodation. Luckily I could able to afford it. But I've seen people getting worried about the whole scenario and the employees were so helpless
Written 17 May 2022
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Guide813458
2 contributions
Apr. 2022
The ferry crossing is always good, but the mask situation was like the keystone cops. For no reason anyone around me could work out people had to wear masks, with no masks if you are in the cafe or eating, or have an exemption. This security guard kept going around telling people to put them on and as soon as he passed everyone took them off. So they're on and off and wear them here, but not there, it was ridiculous and completely unnecessary and made the trip really not very nice. The InterIslander needs to get rid of masks.
Written 1 May 2022
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Eva W
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Friends
On board the Aratere at sunrise is the best place to be. Travel on the ships bow and a smaller passenger capacity means less people on board, with still all the facilities you need for all ages. Great food.
Written 1 May 2022
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Sparky12
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Delayed by an hour they told us, 2.5hours late will take bluebridge next time and would be nice if they keeper us more informed
Written 28 April 2022
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Jenny C
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
This business is constantly late without any communication to those awaiting in vehicles. We have been waiting in queues, in the sun for almost 2 hours! No word or explanation!
Written 27 April 2022
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Jane A
Wellington, New Zealand155 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
Havn't been on the Interislander in 12years.
Our experience on the Kai taki was very enjoyable.
Look forward to doing it again.
Written 23 April 2022
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Gray's Reviews
Timaru, New Zealand1,395 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
The Kaitaki is THE vessel on which to travel between the islands. Our journey felt safe, despite 4m seas near Wellington Heads, and all crew were wonderful, cheery and helpful throughout.
Food was really good, but under Covid, nothing is self-service. However, that didn't detract from having a great trip.
Would highly recommend, although it's not as cheap as it was...
Written 11 April 2022
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Simon D
Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
Mar. 2022
Walk on passengers leaving from Picton to Wellington.
The not so good stuff firstly - sailing was delayed - no real updates aside form saying they were delayed and sitting on the top deck (it was a beautiful day) the announcements were hard to hear. Fortunately a young staff member emptying the rubbish bins was able to give a best guess on the delay not being too much longer (I think we departed about an hour late?).
Masks were mandatory on board both inside and outside.
The good stuff - a beautiful day, although the wind did funnel down the sounds at one point sending us in out of the cold, and the Cook Strait was very foggy meaning we saw little on the trip over. The ship was clean and tidy, coffee was ok and overall the seating comfortable enough. They also run a bus from the terminal to Wellington train station as the dock isn't in the CBD.
Written 11 April 2022
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Donald T
1 contribution
Apr. 2022
April 05 2022
What a sad day for NZ, Interisland ferry (state owned by kiwi rail) chooses to keep discriminatory vax passes after the rest of the country drops them.
They are shameful and will be held to account for segregating kiwis, shame shame shame on them.
*However competitor Blue bridge removes all unlawful restrictions to all kiwis.
Vote with your feet and your $$$

Never again Interislander.
Written 4 April 2022
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Renee A
1 contribution
Feb. 2022 • Solo
Was very nice sailing, the crew are very nice and very good at helping with questions and getting on to the ships wifi if you need it.
Written 21 February 2022
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