Take a day out from the city as you sail the harbour to picturesque Days Bay.
In the heart of Queens Wharf you’ll find East by West Ferries, with a floating pontoon for easy access and a comfortable vessel to relax on as you cruise for an easy 30 minutes, with views of the city as your backdrop.
Days Bay is the perfect short escape with beach to stroll, ice cream to devour, water sports on fine days, or bikes to hire for a cruise around the coast. There’s plenty of delicious eatery options when you’ve worked up a hunger, or kick back with a glass of wine as the sun sets.
Once you’ve had your fill, East by West Ferries will transport you back to the city. The crew are happy to share their local knowledge and you may even spot dolphins and other marine life frolicking in the harbour as the capital appears before you.
Your city mini escape awaits.
Price: Adult $24, Child (5-15 years) $12. Under 5's free.
Please note, booking calendar is for departures from Queens Wharf.
Departures from Days Bay - return time to be organised with operator during your trip to Days Bay:
Monday - Friday: 10am, 12pm and 2.05pm
Weekends 10am, 12pm and 2.10pm.
Location: Meridian Building, Waterside, Queens Wharf, Wellington
Hi Donna, Thank you for your review and the lovely pictures, we are glad you had a good time!
We are disappointed that you have left the above review as in our opinion, this does not reflect our service. I would like to provide the following context: We ask that people allocate times to come off the island as we only stop there when there are people to pick up and drop off. The service to Days Bay allows for return on any sailings as we stop at Days Bay every trip. We will look at amending our listing to reflect this and apologise for the confusion, however we have never had someone upset by this process. Our service is advertised as a ferry not a tour trip, so yes no commentary is advertised or provided. There was and always is a safety briefing but this does rely on passengers doing their part and paying attention. To say that our captain was hungover is completely untrue and unfounded (and in your words when I contacted you about this, an assumption which could have been wrong). You were delivered a safe and professional ferry service, and while we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day trip to the island, it is a shame that you decided to give our service 1 star despite this, and in very stark contrast to the many positive reviews we have otherwise received.
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