Most ferries depart from downtown Auckland Central Business District (CBD) to Waiheke Island.

The ferries leave Auckland CBD terminal from Pier 1 or 2 at the red Ferry Building on Quay St (next to Britomart train station).

The ferries usually leave from Pier 2.  Please check when purchasing your ferry tickets.

You can purchase a ferry ticket from the ticket office in the ferry building (approx $36 return).

The ferry journey time takes approximately 40 minutes to Waiheke’s Matiatia wharf (pronounced Ma-tia-tia).

We will meet you with our See Waiheke welcome sign at the wharf and board you on our vehicle.


Waiheke Ferry Sailings Summary

  • Please catch the 09.30am ferry leaving Auckland CBD ferry building – this will mean you will arrive on Waiheke at approximately 10.10am.
  • We will be waiting to meet you.
  • You will catch the return ferry again at the end of your tour, heading back to Auckland on the 4.15pm which will have you back in Downtown Auckland for approximately 5pm.
  • See Waiheke tours will always re-confirm ferry travel times after your booking confirmation.

If you have any questions – please do not hesitate to contact us first before you make a booking.

Below: Some images of the Historic Auckland Ferry Terminal that was built in 1912.

(Courtesy of Wikipedia images)