Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries
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Cross Cook Strait on one of Bluebridge’s two ferries and get better value fares every day. You can even change your sailing for free up to an hour before you go. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and Kiwi service with a smile. You can spread the cost with Afterpay – interest-free payments and you’ll earn Airpoints Dollars™
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Simon D
Auckland, New Zealand645 contributions
Mar. 2022
We were walk on passengers Wellington to Picton. First the bad stuff - unfortunately, the 8:15am ferry sailing was delayed and communication on this was interesting to say the least. Email at 8:29pm the night before said 'Your 8:15am sailing tomorrow from Wellington 31/03/2022 will be delayed approximately 5-6 hours due to heavy loads and expected late arrivals' and a text Thurs morning 31 Mar at 6:05am said '...your 8.15am Wellington to Picton sailing today 30/3/2022 is delayed 5 - 6 hours due to its late arrival' - so the date was wrong on that! Fortunately they made up some time somewhere and we departed about 12:30pm on 31 Mar, only about 4 hours late. Getting ready to disembark in Picton and we didn't hear any instruction for departing 'walk off' passengers, but fortunately we followed a couple of people and ended up waiting in an unmarked area with a few others - so communication was a little lacking and signage not clear.
The good stuff. The day was calm and clear and we managed to secure a table in the lounge area near the bow with some great views along with way of a few pods of dolphins spotted. The coffee and scones we had were ok, facilities seemed clean and tidy and the shuttle bus driver at Picton was entertaining. I get delays happen, so have rated 'average'.
Written 11 April 2022
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Martine B
8 contributions
Apr. 2022
Thanks Bluebridge for showing your intelligence around no longer requiring the divisive passports and testing, esp when it is clear that neither of these measures makes a jot of difference! You have always been the superior service for me, except on one point and that's the wifi/reception which is not great at all. If you could have this bit sorted (clearly the staff feel the same way and are frustrated with it too), that would be the icing on the cake! I will continue to support you because of your common sense around the issue. Well done - I am sure you will be picking up more customers and supporters because of this! Bluebridge all the way!!!!
Written 5 April 2022
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Ann
Auckland, New Zealand85 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Dogs were fine in car, cool undercover and super friendly staff member told us to come get him if we wanted to check them. They were fine. Meals large and nice burger. Would of been nice to get a seat on outer side, not many available but mostly due to people lying down and I suppose distance rules but its not a very big boat. Would book Bluebridge again though
Written 6 February 2022
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AMacSpon
Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Travelling Picton to Wellington as a foot passenger. The shuttle bus to the terminal was very late. After checking in, we (and all the other foot passengers) were left to bake in a hot, unventilated room for an hour. No announcements of any kind were made. Finally, three minutes before the advertised sailing time, we were allowed to board.

Naturally, the ferry departed half an hour late, and naturally, no announcement was made of this.
Written 17 January 2022
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Tim L
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Dec. 2021
Really windy crossing but smooth sailing. My first trip across the strait and everything was cool. Really helpful staff
Written 14 January 2022
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HenkvanZyl
Cambridge, New Zealand201 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
Calm seas, beautiful weather and bunking down in the cabins on board made for a memorable crossing of the cook strait. absolutely worth it for the price. Only drawback is the weak wifi signal.
Written 9 January 2022
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Adam
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Way better than interislander. Overall we always have a great trip with bluebridge both for work or personal we always travel on bluebridge! Would love if they could look into a few more upgrades though like the seating which is pretty average for a 3.5hr trip. Great how they always make sure your pets can travel under cover but would be great if they had an area they could be with you on the boat.
Written 3 January 2022
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nzcopplestone
34 contributions
Nov. 2021
We had a stunning crossing. The crossing the night before had been delayed due to inclement conditions.... We were advised early by text which enabled us to have a restful get up at the motel.. Thank you Bluebridge. Met several interesting people on board. Excellent breakfast... the cinema was fantastic and entering the Sound we spent the rest of the journey absorbing the amazing views... we even had two fishermen welcome us to the mainland...A truly restful start to our epic journey to pick up our campervan in Christchurch (we were in the car loaded with our worldly possessions)
Written 26 November 2021
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Tertius K
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Family
Great if you love delays and lack of communication on the reason for the delay or the expected duration.
Pretty much the Jetstar of ferries.
Written 4 October 2021
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King
Invercargill, New Zealand8 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Would have given a 0 rating if able!
1st: we walked in during level 2 there was no spacing and random strangers sitting within half a meter of each other.
2nd: ordered chefs choice rice was still hard like very hard cost $40 for 2 plates both of us. Was also overcharged $5 later reimbursed when he heard me say to friend.
3rd: wifi was terrible took longer than ever before was a waste of time.
4th: rooms are not sound proof at all
Written 20 September 2021
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