Getting to Waiheke Island

Listed below are a number of companies that provide transportation to and from Waiheke Island. Should you choose to travel by ferry, water taxi, helicopter or plane, there are a range of options to suit your needs!

Travelling to Waiheke Island by ferry:


Sealink - Getting to Waiheke Island by Waiheke Escapes

The Sealink provides transportation for passengers and vehicles. The ferries depart from the Wynyard Wharf and Half Moon Bay in Auckland, and drop passengers and vehicles at Kennedy Point on Waiheke Island.

For more information about this service, or if you would like to book your trip, check out their website or give them a call on 0800 732 546.

360 Discovery Cruises


The 360 Discovery is another passenger ferry service that provides transportation from Auckland to Orapiu, Waiheke Island, before continuing to the Coromandel. For more information about timetables and fares please visit their website or call 360 Discovery Cruises on +64 9 307 8005.


Fullers Ferry - Getting to Waiheke Island by Waiheke Escapes

The Fullers ferries offer a passenger ferry service that leaves from the Ferry Terminal in Auckland’s CBD and drops passengers off at Matiatia Wharf. These ferries generally leave on the hour and some stop at Devonport on the way to Waiheke.

Timetables for winter and summer hours are on their website or you can call them on +64 9 367 9111.

Travelling to Waiheke Island by water taxi and sea shuttle:

Auckland Sea Shuttles

Sea Shuttle - Getting to Waiheke Island by Waiheke Escapes

If you are looking for a faster option than catching the ferry to Waiheke then a sea shuttle may be the answer for you! Auckland Sea Shuttles are based in Auckland and provide both scheduled and chartered water taxi services.

If you are interested in the services of Auckland Sea Shuttles please check out their website or give them a call on 0508 Sea Shuttle.

Auckland Water Taxis

The Auckland Water Taxi is available all day, every day at your request and they are happy to accommodate your ideas! They provide water taxi services from Auckland City to all islands within the Hauraki Gulf.

For more information check out their website or give them a call on 0800 890 007.

Chas’n Tail Fishing Charters/ Water Taxi


Pick up’s available from all Auckland region locations and on request Coromandel and Great Barrier Island as well. We can transport up to 13 people, indoor and outdoor seating is available on-board.

Get out and take the family to Rotoroa Island, check out the restoration work and awesome sculpture installations that have been taking place on this little gem of an Island. Perhaps you would prefer to spend the day hiking the great tracks on volcanic Rangitoto and Iconic Motutapu Islands, we can take you there.

Are you spending the evening on-board a boat, or are you attending a late night concert in the city but want to lay your head on your own pillow at the end of it all, we will get you home!

For more information please visit their website

Travelling to Waiheke Island by Air:

Auckland Seaplanes

Auckland Seaplanes - Getting to Waiheke Island by Waiheke Escapes

Offering transfers, scenic flights and the opportunity to create your own itinerary Auckland Seaplanes are a great company to consider for your trip to Waiheke Island. They are based at the Sealink Base North Wharf in Freemans Bay, Auckland.

For more information you can visit their website or give them a call on +64 9 887 2459.

Inflite Charter

Inflite Charter - Getting to Waiheke Island by Waiheke Escapes

Offering a range of choices – helicopters and fixed wing aircrafts – suitable for private and group travel Inflite Charters are based in Auckland City and offer different experiences based on your needs – from Adventure to Romance and Dining!

Call them today on +64 9 887 4835 or visit their website for more information.



If you are looking for a quicker and more exciting means of travel then look at what Heletranz have to offer. You can land in some of the island’s most beautiful vineyards before heading off to your holiday home. A great way to start your Waiheke Escape!

Heletranz are based on the North Shore of Auckland and can be contacted on +64 9 415 3550 or via their website.