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:

Sat 18th Nov, 8.45 am, 8 spaces

Sat 18th Nov, 9.30am, 5 spaces

Sun 19th, 8.45am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Tues 21st Nov, 8.45am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Tues 21st Nov, 9.30am, Full

Thurs 23rd Nov, 8.45am, 10 spaces

Thurs 23rd Nov, 9.30am, Full

Fri 24th Nov, 8.45am, pending

Fri 24th Nov, 11.30am depart - return 2pm, 7 spaces

Sat 25th Nov, 8.45am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Sat 25th Nov, 9.30am, 6 spaces

Sun 26th Nov, 8.45am, Confirmed, plenty of spaces

Mon 27th Nov, 8.45, Full

Mon 27th, 9.30am, Full

Tues 28th, 8.45am, Full

Tues 28th, 9.30am, Full

Wed 29th, 8.45am, Full

Wed 29th,9.30am, Full

Thurs 30th, 8.45am, Full

Thurs 30th, 9.30am,Full

Thurs 30th,10.15am, Full

Fri 1st Dec, 8.45am, Full

Fri 1st Dec,9.30am, 10 spaces

Sat 2nd Dec, 8.45am, 10 spaces

Sun 2nd Dec,8.45am, 15 spaces


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

We are open every day except the 24th and 25th December with plenty of spaces still availble between Christmas and New Year.

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).