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Motuihe Island Ferry Return Trip

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Auckland City and escape to the gorgeous Motuihe Island on The Red Boats Ferry.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Auckland City and escape to the gorgeous Motuihe Island on The Red Boats Ferry.


  • A wonderful destination for day trips, picnics, and hikes
  • Over five hours of free time to explore the island
  • Self-guided walks let you explore at your own pace
  • Pre-booked and prepaid tickets ensure a hassle-free journey
  • Magnificent views of the Hauraki Gulf as you cruise to Motuihe
  • Visit relics of the island’s fascinating history

Board The Red Boats ferry to Motuihe for a relaxing morning in Auckland's stunning outdoors! Just a 1 hour 20 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, there is a natural oasis waiting to be explored.

Discover the white sandy beaches, native birds, plant life, and crystal-clear waters that are safe for swimming. There is plenty of free time to walk the island’s peaceful trails at your leisure. Guided walks and tours are available on the island or you may take up the chance to do conservation work alongside the Motuihe Trust.

Don't miss an opportunity to visit Motuihe island, whether you come to enjoy a dip in the sea and bask in the sunshine, stroll the trails, go camping, or be part of the conservation effort, Motuihe is sure to impress!

We depart Westhaven Marina at 9:00am and return leaving the Island at 4:00pm.

Adult $43.00 (Return Ticket)
Child $22.00 (5-15 years old - Return Ticket)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old - Return Ticket)
Senior $35.00 (Return Ticket)
Family $110.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children - Return Ticket)

What's included

  • Ferry Transport between Auckland City & Motuihe Island


  • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience


  • Departure Location: Pier Z Westhaven Marina
  • 31 Westhaven Drive

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child Age: 16 years and under.

Available Bookings from 21 Jul to 3 Aug 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$43.00
  • Child$22.00
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Senior$35.00
  • Family$110.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Nishi Fahmy from New Zealand wrote on 11 December 2023


Everything went fine. However, it would have been nice to have some running commentary and explaining something about the surroundings, the names of the islands, buildings etc. Also, parking is $32 at the Westhaven Marina. We should have gone to the under the bridge area and parked but had no time to get back and forth after parking there when we realised last minute how expensive the parking was. No information about parking costs were provided at the time of booking or later. So, its not five stars. Waste of money on parking.

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Anne Reinikkala from New Zealand wrote on 03 April 2022

A little piece of paradise

You can’t start a morning off better than Pink Floyd and a Red Boat journey. Very friendly and knowledgeable crew made it so much more personal than a Fullers trip. Motuihe Island is stunning in its simplicity, it’s hard to believe it was a Navy training establishment! Walking tracks are easy but I would suggest good footwear as it’s not all ‘hard’ path. The beach selection is stunning. I can see why there’s a flotilla of small boats moored. All in all a great day out.

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Michael Travers from New Zealand wrote on 20 February 2022

An awesome day out.

Brilliant. Can't recomend Red Boats enough.

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Brittany Low from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2022

Motuihe trip

Pleasant island it was cool to explore a place havent done before Easy walks exploring and some pretty beaches. Wouldn't rush back but glad we went. Boat was 25 mins late getting to pick us up which sucked.the red boats crew are always really lovely. The weather wasn't on our side as it was very rocky on the sea and over cast.

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garyt7 from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2023

Pretty average

The boat trip was not bad at all. The red boat crew are helpful and friendly. The island itself is pretty average. If your thing is lying on the beath all day then this place is for you. Very little shade and it can get hot. Took 2 kids they seemed to enjoy the experience

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