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Otehei Bay Ferry to Urupukapuka Island - Half Day Experience

Jump on our quick ferry transfer to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island from Paihia or Russell.

Jump on our quick ferry transfer to Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island from Paihia or Russell.


  • Discover Urupukapuka Island at your own pace!
  • Relax on the beach or explore on foot, discovering the many walks available on the island with different look out spots.
  • A fully licensed café is onsite for a bite to eat or a drink.

Enjoy a few hours on Urupukapuka Island with our quick ferry transfer to Otehei Bay!

Explore this slice of island paradise at your own pace! Find a quiet spot to relax and soak up the scenery, enjoy a swim at the safe sandy bay or adventure out on one of the many walks on the island. A fully licensed café is available onsite.

Discover the beautiful Urupukapuka Island, the largest island in the Bay of Islands!

Adult $60.00 (Includes Return)
Child $35.00 (5-15 years - Includes Return)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)


  • Allow 4.5 - 6 hours for the whole experience


  • Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please select the correct departure location when booking:

    Departing from Paihia: Please Check in at the Maritime Building before the wharf 15 minutes before departure time.

    Departing from Russell: Please report to the far end of Russell Wharf 15 minutes before departure time.

    Please Note: Pricing includes return ferry. Booking times are not transferrable. Children 0-4 years old travel free, please note they must be booked in when proceeding through checkout.

    Departing Otehei Bay: Please be ready on the Otehei Bay Wharf 10 minutes before departure.

    Return Ferry times from Otehai Bay:12:15pm, 4.15pm (operation subject to demand), 5:45pm

    Duration Time: Duration time for this experience includes your time on the island. The ferry to and from Otehei Bay is 40 minutes.

Available Bookings from 26 Jun to 9 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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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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mohanshanbhag from New Zealand wrote on 19 January 2023

A slice of paradise

Friendly staff, excellent captain and a great day out. Urupukapuka is gorgeous, highly recommend!

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bhavikbhanu from New Zealand wrote on 23 October 2023

Otehei bay cruise

Worth the price.. our booking was rescheduled but we were lucky for that as they booked us for 2pm cruise. Weather was wet but we got dolphins amd killer whales to view. The captain and crew were in no rush and made sure we all on board had enough time and space to enjoy the view and sea life..

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Kaelyn Taylor from New Zealand wrote on 27 August 2023


Great day out across the islands with whānau. From good health and safety onboard vessel, great MC over intercom, getting dropped off at Urupukapuka and being only people chilling there. We took the camp trolley full of kai and beverages for a picnic on the islands. Met few tourist as they came back from their Hole in the Rock experience. Yes I would definitely do it again!!

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harshp8 from New Zealand wrote on 01 January 2024

Not good or easy

I traveled from Auckland and parking was available a little far so was just a few minutes late. Ferry left right in front of us and they didn't stop for us or refunded us. Was a complete waste. Please be aware and plan everything way ahead as there is no option after that.

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Kirsten Duerkop from New Zealand wrote on 26 March 2023


fantastic day, beautiful island, amazing beaches

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