Only boat currently operating under the new Maritime NZ "MOSS" Safety System.
Book direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
For late bookings ph/text Jenny on
0800 433779 or 027 6554739
Office hours 7am to 8pm most days.
Confirmed and Pending Sailings in next few days:
Mon 16th, Cancelled due to bad weather forcast
Tues 17th, 8.45am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces
Tues 17th, 9.30am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces
Wed,18th, Cancelled due to bad weather forecast
Thurs 19th, Cancelled due to bad weather forecast
Fri 20th, 8.45am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces
Sat 21st, 8.45am, 4 spaces
Sat 21st, 9.30am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces
Sun 22nd, 8.45am, 5 spaces
Sun 22nd, 9.30am, Pending
Mon 23rd, Confirmed, Plenty of spaces
Wed 25th, Pending
Fri 27th, Confirmed, plenty of spaces
Sat 28th, Confirmed, plenty of spaces
Sun 29th, 8.45am Pending
Sun 29th, 9.30am, 5 spaces
Mon 30th, Confirmed, Plenty of spaces
Note: Pending means we need a few more bookings to get the boat on the water, confirmed means enough bookings for the trip to proceed with plenty of spaces.
All trips are subject to weather conditions and we do require the equivalent of 12 adults to confirm a sailing.
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.
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.
Prices Per Person incl GST (includes Doc Permit, Access Fee and Ferry*)* DOC permit and access fees contribute to the ongoing maintenance on Kapiti