bookings@kapitiexplorer.nz

 Ph 0800 433779

Or Ph  027 6554739 for last minute bookings or seats due to cancellations

Open for Bookings 7am to 7pm most days

Confirmed and Pending Trips in next few weeks to Rangatira Point Only:

Wed 20th Dec, 8.45am, 2 spaces

Thurs 21st Dec, 8.45am, pending

Fri 22nd Dec, 8.45am, 6 spaces

Fri 22nd Dec, 9.30am, pending

Sat 23rd Dec, 8.45am, Full

Sat 23rd Dec, 9.30am, 2 spaces

Sat 23rd Dec, 10.15am, pending

Sun 24th Dec, CLOSED

Sun 25th Dec, CLOSED

Tues 26th Dec, 8.45am, Full

Tues 26th Dec, 9.30am, Full

Wed 27th, Dec, 8.45am, Full

Wed 27th, Dec 9.30am, Full

Thurs 28th Dec, 8.45am, Full

Thurs 28th Dec, 9.30am, Full

Fri 29th Dec, 8.45am, Full

Fri 29th Dec. 9.30am, Full

Sat 30th Dec, 8.45am, Full

Sat 30th Dec, 9.30am, 1 space

Sun 31st Dec, 8.45am, 3 spaces

Sun 31st Dec, 9.30am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Mon 1st Jan, 8.45am, plenty of spaces

Tues 2nd Jan,8.45am, 6 spaces

Tues 2nd Jan, 9.30am, confirmed, plenty of spaces

Wed 3rd Jan, 8.45am, 2 spaces

Wed 3rd Jan, 9.30am, plenty of spaces

Fri 5th Jan, 8.45am,  confirmed, plenty of spaces

Sat 6th Jan, 8.45am, confirmed, plenty of spaces

Sun 7th Jan, 8.45am, confirmed, plenty of spaces

Mon 8th Jan, 8.45am, confirmed, plenty of spaces

Wed 10th Jan, 8.45am, confirmed, plenty of spaces

Friday 12th Jan, 8.45am, confirmed, plenty of spaces

Sat 13th Jan, 8.45am, confirmed, plenty of spaces

Sun 14th Jan, 8.45am, pending


Pending:Not enough bookings to confirm a trip. We do need 10 adult equivalents for the boat to be on the water.

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A day trip to Kapiti Island departs from the carpark of the Kapiti Boating Club and Kapiti Coastguard at the sea end of Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu Beach.

A day trip to Kapiti Island on our purpose-built ferry “Kiwi Express” is a unique experience right from the start. With no wharf /jetty at Paraparaumu Beach the boat is launched into the sea with our specially raised and modified tractor

At Kapiti Island our ramp is lowered for dry feet boarding and disembarking. 

Where to Start Your Journey

Standard departure time is 8.45am, returning to the beach by 3.00pm. Check in is 15 minutes  before departure. On days with multiple trips departures times may vary, but all visitors have the same length of time on the island (approximately 5 hours). It is a 15 -20 minute trip to the island.  

A Department of Conservation (DOC) permit is required to access the island and payment includes the DOC permit, the return ferry trip, and an introductory talk on the Island. For the DOC permit we do need an address (town, country) the names of all those traveling and we do need  an age indication for all passengers (under 17, 18- 35, 35- 65,65+).

We also need a mobile phone number for the weather check in the morning and for safety on the island. Passengers must phone in at 7.30am on the actual day for a weather check if they have not received a text from us.

Guided walks are also available. Spend the first hour after the Introductory Talk with a guide who will help you find and identify the birds and their calls, point out and explain the special bush features on the island and discuss more of the Island history. Only $12 per person and limited to 8 people per guide.

We cater for individual travelers and groups of different sizes.

Trips to the Island are weather dependent and need to be confirmed on the morning of your trip by calling 0800 433779 between 7:15am and 7:30am if you have not received a text from us.  Before you travel please make sure you have read the DOC Conditions of Entry. It is especially important that food is in sealed bags/containers and that all gear is free of dirt and seeds.

Book Now.

You can book via email bookings@kapitiexplorer.nz or call us on 0800 433 779 or text jenny on 027 6554739

We operate from 1st September to 5th June each year.

Pricing.

Prices Per Person incl GST (includes Doc Permit, Access Fee and Ferry*)* DOC permit and access fees contribute to the ongoing maintenance on Kapiti

 Adult - Rangatira Point  $75.00
 Adult - North End -  Not currently available due to track closure with Royal Spoonbill nesting
 $85.00
 Child (5-17 years) - Rangatira Point  $40.00
 Child (5-17 years) - North End,
 $45.00
 Children under 5 years are free- Not currently available
 $00.00

 Schools (Primary & Secondary)

Adults with School trips

 $40.00

$40.00

 Tertiary Students (with ID)  $65.00
 Guided Walks (Additional)  $12.00

Payment to be made on the day, by either cash or cheque.

Due to heavy demand for seats cancellations with 24 hours of trip will be asked to pay

the full fee (unless we can fill the seat).