The sailing between Wellington and Picton has been described as one of the most beautiful in the world and we think you will agree. Cruise the Cook Strait and marvel at the Marlborough Sounds. Experience New Zealand hospitality on board the ship while you sit back relax and enjoy the scenery.
How to Book your New Zealand Ferry
Experience New Zealand Travel Offers
Discounted rate applies for Supergold card holders on Bluebridge sailings. Please state in comments box if you qualify for this discount (discount manually applied by staff).
Online Booking Process
- Decide whether you want to travel with Interislander or Bluebridge.
- If you want to travel with Interislander please use the booking form on the right hand side of the page. (If you are on a smart phone, it may display on the bottom of the page depending on your screen size and resolution)
- If you want to travel with Bluebridge please select your dates and sailing time from our simple booking form. Once you have selected your preferred sailing submit your credit card details via our secure server. We will either process your payment and send you a confirmation email with vouchers and check-in instructions or inform you that your requested sailing is not available.
Experience New Zealand travel is an authorized agent for Bluebridge and Interislander ferry services.
Book Bluebridge Sailings By Phone
Use our online ferry booking form to determine your preferred sailing time, then call our New Zealand ferry team to check availability and book the required sailing. Our office is open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm New Zealand time (GMT+12-13). Check the right hand side of this page to find out the time in New Zealand right now.
Calling from within New Zealand: 04 473 4470.
Calling from outside New Zealand: 64 4 473 4470.
- Ferry bookings are not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation.
- For Bluebridge bookings only, secure payments are not processed (your credit card is not charged) until your booking is confirmed. Interislander bookings and payment are processed immediately.
- For Bluebridge bookings only, providing the same fare type is available, your reservation can be changed once for no additional charge. Any subsequent changes made with Experience New Zealand Travel, will incur an amendment fee of NZ$15.00 per change.
- For Bluebridge cancellations only, cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to your check-in time will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Unfortunately cancellations made within the 24 hour period prior to your check-in time are 100% non-refundable.
- Please refer to your Interislander ticket for amendment and cancellation terms and conditions.