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East By West Ferries

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Cruise on a beutiful harbour.

You may see dolphin, penquins or even the odd whale, a lot of bird life and spectacular views of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Trip across the Bay

Ferry timetable to Days Bay was good though need to check the timetable before you rock up to... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Lyn T
Te Aroha, New Zealand
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Majik_One
CoralieC560, Front Office Manager at East By West Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 10 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

Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank bkdashbbsr
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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
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
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 MaryL5296
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
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
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
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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