Please email for 2017/2018 season bookings:  bookings@kapitiexplorer.nz

or phone 0800 433779 or 027 6554739

We are closed for trips to Kapiti Island until the

 22nd August 2017

Confirmed and Pending Trips for September:

Sunday 3rd Sept, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Saturday 9th Sept, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Monday 11th, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Sunday 17th Sept, Pending

Friday 22nd Sept, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Saturday 23rd Sept, Pending

Saturday30th September, Confirmed, plenty of spaces


Pending:Not enough bookings to confirm a trip.

Due to difficult weather conditions this season we are happy for any vouchers with an expiry date of the 5th June 2017 to be used until

1st December 2017.

Follow us  

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 -  Only available for group bookings of 15 or more adult equivalents
 $85.00
 Child (5-17 years) - Rangatira Point  $40.00
 Child (5-17 years) - North End,
 $45.00
 Children under 5 years are free  $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

a 50% cancellation fee (unless we can fill the seat).