For all our shared tours, you need to come on the 9am Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland. For our private tours, you will also need to come on the 9am Fullers ferry unless alternative arrangements have been made.
Your ferry to Waiheke will depart from pier 11 or 12 (old pier 2) at the downtown ferry terminal, located at 99 Quay St. If you have purchased ferry tickets as part of your booking, we will email you your tickets.
Otherwise, you do not need to book this ferry but make sure you turn up at least 30 minutes (1 hour in summer months or busy weekends) prior to departure time. If you have not purchased ferry tickets with your order, you will require a return Waiheke ferry ticket which will cost $46.00 pp purchased from either the Fullers ticket offices located on the Wharf.
The ferry to Waiheke takes 35-45 minutes. When the ferry arrives at Matiatia (the Waiheke Wharf) our Terra and Tide guide will meet you with a sign welcoming you.
If you do arrive on an earlier ferry there is a nice cafe close by called Ahipao where you can have a coffee and bite to eat, or go for a short stroll and return to the wharf area at the meeting time to find your guide for the day.
Sealink Ferries provide a service from Half Moon Bay or downtown Auckland for both cars and passengers and arrive into Kennedy Point. This is suitable for private tours only.
Auckland Sea Shuttles offers a professional water taxi service in the Hauraki Gulf. Suitable for small groups, this option can depart from the Auckland CBD and takes around 25 mins to come across to Matiatia Wharf.
Fly across to Waiheke with Island Aviation, in a fixed-wing plane from Ardmore to Waiheke and take in the breathtaking scenery from above. Flight takes around 35 mins and lands at Reeves Airfield on Waiheke Island.
Flight directly from Auckland airport, Auckland CBD or the North shore across to Waiheke in 12-15 mins, landing at Reeves Airfield on Waiheke or directly at one of the vineyard restaurants. This option is suitable for couples or small to medium size groups.
Sailing - Fab journey, Bruce and Gabrielle great hosts
Anchored up and swam, not much wind but all good, great food :)
A rewarding hike. - We really appreciated the knowlege of Gabrielle about the island, its history and the flora and fauna of the area. We learned so much about the positve steps NZ... read more
Great Tour of Waiheke Island! - We had most of a day to devote to touring Waiheke island and Gabrielle was an EXCELLENT guide! Very accommodating to our schedule, very knowledgeable about the island, a... read more