Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have to wait for the ferry?
The ferry runs continuously and departs each side approximately every 10 minutes.
What are your hours?

2023/24 Summer Timetable

Current Ferry Operating Hours:

Jan 29th to Feb 3rd 7.30am – 10.25pm

Feb 4th onwards  7.30am – 7.25pm and 8.30pm – 10.25pm 


Can I take a dog?
Can you book a ferry for outside ferry hours?

Late ferries can be requested by calling 021 2691136 (minimum 24 hrs notice).

Do you run on Christmas Day?

7:30am – 7:25pm: continuous service
8.30pm – 10:25pm: continuous service

Where can I buy my tickets from?
Tickets are purchased on the ferry.
Do you ferry cars?
No, the Whitianga ferry is a passenger and bicycle service (no cars).
Can the ferry take wheelchairs?
Yes, the main ferry is wheelchair accessible and this ferry is used most of the time. Please contact us if you know the day you are planning on crossing using a wheelchair and we will confirm the main ferry is in service for that day.