Terms & Conditions - Waiheke Island travel

These terms and conditions apply to all services by SeaLink Travel Group New Zealand Limited (SeaLink) for travel to and from Waiheke Island.  Please read these terms and conditions carefully before purchasing a ticket or boarding any SeaLink vessel.  By purchasing a ticket or using our services in any way, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.  Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.  SeaLink may vary these terms and conditions at any time by updating them.

1.General Conditions

1.1 All fares, timetables and vessels are subject to change or cancellation without notice, due to weather, marine or operational requirements. For current information call +64 9 300 5900. SeaLink will not be liable for any losses, liability, damages, costs or expenses incurred as a result of cancellation or delays.

1.2 All fares are in NZD$ and include Goods and Services Tax (15%).

1.3 All bookings are based on space availability and require full payment at the time of booking. 

1.4 Every passenger must have a valid ticket or booking confirmation to travel. If a ticket is lost, stolen, defaced or mutilated, a replacement ticket must be purchased before a passenger can travel.  SeaLink will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, defaced or mutilated passes, or any unused trips.  A valid ticket must be presented for inspection at any time, if requested by any crew or staff.

1.5 Child ferry fares are valid for those 5-15 years inclusive. 0-4 years travel free of charge.

1.6 We strongly recommend that a parent or guardian accompany passengers under 14 years of age on all services. No child under 12 years of age may travel unaccompanied unless the parent or guardian has completed an 'Unaccompanied Minor Authorisation for Travel' form.  SeaLink crew and staff have the right to refuse to carry any passenger they consider too young or not competent or fit to travel unaccompanied, or where they consider that it is not appropriate for an unaccompanied child to travel on a specific sailing.  Parents or guardians are solely responsible for the behavior of children in their care or under their supervision.  Under no circumstances is SeaLink responsible for the supervision or care of any child whether they are unaccompanied or travelling with their parent or guardian.

1.7Student fares are valid for those who hold appropriate student identification.  Identification will be requested and must be presented at check-in.

1.8 Senior fares are valid for those 65 years and over who hold appropriate senior citizen identification. Identification may be requested at check-in.  Senior fares apply to foot passengers and passengers traveling with a vehicle.

1.9 SuperGold Card holders must purchase a Gold AT HOP Card and are subject to SuperGold conditions of use.  Foot passengers who are SuperGold Card holders can travel free after 9am Monday to Friday and all hours in the weekends and public holidays.   SuperGold Card holders are required to use a Gold AT HOP card to “tag on” and “tag off” at the machines provided at each terminal and to present their Gold AT HOP card at request.  For the avoidance of doubt, if you are 65 years or older and are the driver of a vehicle, or if you are travelling before 9am on weekdays, the standard SeaLink Senior fare applies (appropriate senior citizen identification may be requested).

1.10 Resident fares are valid for Waiheke Island residents.  Proof of residency may be requested at check-in.  Travel is only available on a return basis and must originate from Waiheke Island.  Fares may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.  SeaLink reserves the right to ‘close out’ sailings for residents deals at peak travel times.  Once travel has commenced, if these Terms and Conditions are not observed, an upgrade to the FULL RETURN fare will be required.  Cancellation fees apply in accordance with clause 2.4 or monies can be held in credit for future travel, valid for up to 12 months.  Resident fares do not apply to trucks, trailers or commercial vehicles.

1.11 Seatbelts must be worn whilst boarding and disembarking the vessel in vehicles.

1.12 Bicycles are transported at the risk of the owner.  Transport of bicycles is subject to availability of space.  All bicycles must be safely stowed in the dedicated areas of the vessel, usually on the outdoor lower deck, bicycle racks where available or other available space after all passengers have boarded.  

1.13 All passengers travelling to/from Waiheke Island with or without vehicles should report a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure. Due to loading requirements, boarding will close 15 minutes prior to departure. SeaLink reserves the right to deny boarding after this time.

1.14 All tickets (including open dated tickets) are valid for 1 calendar year from date of issue. After this date they are considered "Expired" and are Non-refundable and not valid for travel. Unused portions of concession tickets will not be refunded.

1.15 Smoking is not permitted inside any SeaLink vessels. In the case of Dangerous Goods sailings, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside and outside our vessels including decks.

2. Fare Types, Booking and Cancellation

2.1 Cheques are not acceptable for payment.

2.2 Vehicle bookings are essential.  Foot passenger bookings for peak travelling times (December, January & holiday weekends) and all Dangerous Goods sailings are essential.   All other times of the year, bookings are recommended but not essential.

2.3 Expiry dates for tickets, special fares, grab one vouchers, special deals or vouchers (for gifts, prizes or general travel) will not be extended under any circumstances.

2.4 Cancellation fees:  SeaLink reserves the right, in the event of a confirmed/paid booking being cancelled by a passenger, to charge a cancellation fee. Insurance is highly recommended. Cancellation fees apply to the total booking value and are as follows:

(a) Cancellation received more than 7 days prior to sailing -$10 or 10% of the fare whichever is greater.

(b) Cancellation received between 7 days and 24 hours prior to sailing - $10 or 20% of the fare whichever is greater.

(c) Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to sailing - $10 or 50% of the fare whichever is greater.

(d) Failure to board – 100% of the fare.

2.5 Monthly Pass:

(a) A monthly pass entitles a passenger to unlimited passenger travel for a calendar month.

(b) Travel is only available for the person pictured on the pass.

(c) This offer is not available for use in conjunction with any other offer.

(d) Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.

(e) Passes issued to children under 12 years of age are subject to clause 1.6.

(f) A pass is deemed invalid if damaged or fraudulently used.

2.6 10 Trip Pass:

(a) A 10 trip pass is valid for 10 one way non-consecutive trips.

(b) A pass is non-refundable and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

(c) This offer is not available for use in conjunction with any other offer.

(d) A maximum of 3 people may travel on a 10 trip pass on any one sailing.  A maximum of three children may travel on a 10 trip child ticket on any one sailing.

(e) A pass is deemed invalid if damaged.

2.7 30 Trip Passenger Pass:

(a) A 30 trip pass is valid for 30 one way non-consecutive trips.

(b) A pass is non-refundable and must be used within one calendar year.

(c) This offer is not available for use in conjunction with any other offer.

(d) A maximum of 3 people may travel on a 10 trip pass on any one sailing.  A maximum of three children may travel on a 10 trip child ticket on any one sailing.

(e) A pass is deemed invalid if damaged.

2.8 10 Trip Vehicle Passes:

(a) A 10 trip vehicle pass is valid for 10 one way non-consecutive trips.

(b) The car pass is valid for a standard size car, van or ute up to 5.5 metres.

(c) A maximum of 3 clips are allowed at any one time.

(d) Pass is non-refundable and must be used within one calendar year from the date of issue.

(e) A pass is deemed invalid if damaged.

2.9 Monthly vehicle and driver pass:

(a) A monthly vehicle and driver pass entitles the driver to unlimited travel for a calendar month.

(b) Travel is only available for the person pictured on the pass.

(c) Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

(d) This offer is not available for use in conjunction with any other offer.

(e) The pass holder may travel with any vehicle that is a non-commercial car that is no longer than 5.5 metres in length.

(f) A pass is deemed invalid if damaged or fraudulently used.

2.10 Family Passes:  Family passes are available for 1 adult and up to 3 children or 2 adults and up to 3 children. Children ages are 5-15 years inclusive.

2.11 Group Travel:  For group bookings (10+ people) a deposit of 20% is required. Full details of our Terms and Conditions for group travel will be supplied along with our quote.

2.12 Discount vouchers: BookMe – please refer to the bookme.co.nz website for terms and conditions. A-Z Guide - discount applies to full standard fares, not available to use on concession passes, multi fares or Super Saver Fares. Waiheke Road Trip Facebook competition - There is one return car pass, including driver & three passengers to be won. Travel is from Auckland (Wynyard Wharf or Half Moon Bay) to Waiheke Island (Kennedy Point) return. Prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Car must not exceed 5.5m in length. Prize will be drawn on 20 November 2017 at 12pm and the winner will be notified by 22 November 2017. Prize must be taken before 22 November 2018 and cannot be taken on long holiday weekends and the period 22 December 2017 to 31 January 2018.

2.13 Vehicles, types of vehicles and loading requirements:

(a) Pricing for vehicles is subject to the length of the vehicle. Standard vehicle pricing is detailed on our fares and timetables page or can be obtained by contacting our Customer service team on (09) 300 5900. For vehicles longer than 5.5 metres a quote will need to be requested.

(b) Vehicles with low undercarriages must take care when driving onboard as SeaLink will not be responsible for any damage incurred during loading.

(c) On days with heavy loadings, you may be asked to vacate your vehicle immediately once onboard.

2.14 SeaLink operate public holiday timetables on services.  SeaLink have limited services over the Christmas New Year Holiday period, please contact SeaLink for further details, or refer to our Christmas timetable when available.

3. Service Standards

3.1 Except as expressly set out in these terms, we shall:

(a) provide a suitable vessel(s) for the you and assign to such vessels appropriate crew; and

(b) use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that at all times the vessels and operations comply with all legal obligations in respect of operation of a ferry service.

3.2 We reserve the right to:

(a) change our schedule of sailings at any time and without any prior notice;

(b) cancel any sailing without any notice; or

(c) refuse carriage of any person, vehicle, or any class of goods,

including, without limitation, due to health and safety, weather and/or availability of vessel or crew reasons.  In the event we do so, we will use reasonable endeavours to accommodate you on the next appropriate sailing by us but shall not otherwise have any liability to you.

4. Conditions of Carriage

4.1 Passengers travel at their own risk and (to the extent permitted by law) SeaLink will not be responsible for any loss, damage, cost, expense or injury suffered by you or loss or damage to your property or any other persons property (including, without limitation, in all cases, as a result of negligence.  Without limiting the foregoing, the following conditions apply:

(a) SeaLink will not be liable for any loss, damage or delay caused by or arising from an event beyond the control of SeaLink, including any act of God, inevitable accident, riot, civil commotion, strike, lock-out, stoppage or restraint of labour, regardless of the cause and whether partial or general.

(b) SeaLink does not warrant that services will be available at any particular time or at all.  SeaLink is not liable to you or any other person:

  • for any consequences arising from any variation or delay in the time of arrival or departure from any wharf or stop of any vessel;
  • for any loss or damage as a result of a cancellation or any variation of the time of arrival or departure from any wharf or stop of any vessel;
  • or damage to any of your property; or
  • the death of any passenger or other person or for injury, harm disease or damage to health, whether physical, mental or otherwise (including mental or nervous shock or distress) suffered by a passenger or other person.

4.2 If there is contributory negligence on the part of a passenger or other person, SeaLink’s liability is subject to the law relating to contributory negligence.

4.3 You will indemnify SeaLink at all times against any loss, damage or cost suffered or incurred by SeaLink as a direct or indirect result of a breach by you of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

4.4 Any carriage of goods (including vehicles and belongings within vehicles) is deemed to be at "limited carrier's risk" in accordance with section 248 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (Act). SeaLink's liability is capped to the value of $2,000.00 in respect of each unit of goods lost or damaged or such other amount as specified under the Act. SeaLink is not liable for the carriage of hand baggage, except as provided for by the Act.

4.5 We strongly recommend that you take out motor vehicle, personal or travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.  SeaLink does not accept liability for inadequate insurance as well as your failure to effect insurance on your own behalf.

4.6 SeaLink’s liability for loss or damage to property may be further limited if you fail to take steps to eliminate the risk of loss, damage or theft of your property.  All claims for loss or damage must be received by SeaLink within 21 days of the sailing in accordance with section 274 of the Act.

4.7 All luggage taken on-board is carried at the owner’s risk.  SeaLink accepts no responsibility for any lost, stolen or damaged luggage.  Please be mindful with your luggage and keep all valuable items with you at all times.

4.8 Passengers shall not remove, damage or interfere with any part of SeaLink property. Any traveller who interferes with, damages or causes damage to any SeaLink property shall be liable for the cost of the repair and reinstatement of that property together with any other losses, damage or expense SeaLink may have incurred.

4.9 SeaLink reserves the right to refuse to carry any person, or to seek to remove, or remove from the vehicle any traveller, who is intoxicated, drugged, or behaving in a manner which is dangerous or offensive to other travellers, and who refuses to comply with a reasonable request made by SeaLink under these circumstances.

Health and Safety

4.10 When on our vessels and at our depots or terminals, you and each of your personnel, representatives, agents and subcontractors (whether direct or indirect) must comply with:

(a) all health and safety laws and regulations;

(b) our safety, security, operational, drug and alcohol and other requirements/policies, as advised by us from time to time; and

(c) reasonable directions from our staff with regard to health and safety matters.

4.11 We will comply with our obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and any regulations, codes of practice and guidelines relevant to the industry.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these terms, we shall not be restricted in any way from (nor liable to you in any way as a result of) complying with such health and safety requirements.

Dangerous Goods

4.12 SeaLink reserves the right to refuse to carry any person, or to seek to remove, or remove from the vehicle any traveller, who is carrying undeclared dangerous goods.

4.13 The carriage of dangerous goods is regulated by the Maritime Rules of Maritime New Zealand. Dangerous goods must be declared to SeaLink at the time of booking. If you are carrying any dangerous goods and your vehicle is travelling unaccompanied you are required to compile a Dangerous Goods Declaration (See Dangerous Goods form for limitations). This form will need to be handed in at check-in.  SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of any dangerous goods that are in any way volatile in nature, offensive or which may cause harm to SeaLink passengers or crew.

4.14 No bees or hives are to be transported on a regular sailing at any time.  All such movements must be at night or in the evening on an individual charter or a fuel run, where passengers are normally not present. This is to be arranged with SeaLink.  The bee keeper and transporter is required to remain on board and monitor the load. The hive must be suitably covered with netting to prevent the bees from escaping.  The bee keeper and transporter must agree with SeaLink on a suitable emergency plan and medical provision prior to sailing.  SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of bees or hives at any time and shipping is at the master's discretion. 

Pets

4.15 Carriage of domestic animals is permitted but not in the passenger cabin unless they are confined in an acceptable cage (which must be placed on the floor, not seats or tables) and be under the control of the owner. Animals must be attended to and kept under the strict control of the accompanying passenger at all times.  SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of any animal at any time.

4.16 Carriage of Disability Assist Dogs is permitted, at the discretion of the vessel’s master or crew.

4.17 Owners will be fully responsible for their pets and must abide by all legislation and bylaws relating to their pets, and crew directions.  Failure to follow instructions will mean the domestic animal will not be allowed to travel.

4.18 The Hauraki Gulf is a controlled area with respect to the movement of animal pests* under the Biosecurity Act 1993.  The movement of pests into and out of, or from another place within the Gulf is prohibited.  SeaLink supports the conservation of the Hauraki Gulf Islands and will advise the appropriate authority if any passenger or vehicle is seen to be carrying these animal pests.

*Animal pests include - possums, deer and feral goats, wallabies, mustelids, rabbits, ferrets and stoats.

For more information or clarification, please phone (0800) SEALINK (0800 732546).

5. General Conditions and Insurance

5.1 Timetables, fares and vessels are subject to change or cancellation without notice due to weather, marine or operational requirements.  To check your departure - please call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546).

5.2 All services provided are subject to the conditions of the principal providers and no responsibility is accepted by SeaLink for misrepresentation, unforeseen omissions or additional costs incurred, including those arising from adverse weather conditions.

5.3 Cancellation Insurance is inexpensive and highly recommended as disrupted holiday plans can prove costly.  We recommend you contact your insurance provider who will assist you to choose the right cover.


 

Terms & Conditions - Great Barrier Island travel

These terms and conditions apply to all services by SeaLink Travel Group New Zealand Limited (SeaLink) for travel to and from Great Barrier Island.  Please read these terms and conditions carefully before purchasing a ticket or boarding any SeaLink vessel.  By purchasing a ticket or using our services in any way, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.  Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.  SeaLink may vary these terms and conditions at any time by updating them.

1.General Conditions

1.1 All fares, timetables and vessels are subject to change or cancellation without notice, due to weather, marine or operational requirements. For current information call +64 9 300 5900. SeaLink will not be liable for any losses, liability, damages, costs or expenses incurred as a result of cancellation or delays.

1.2 All fares are in NZD$ and include Goods and Services Tax (15%).

1.3 All bookings are based on space availability and require full payment at the time of booking. 

1.4 Every passenger must have a valid ticket or booking confirmation to travel. If a ticket is lost, stolen, defaced or mutilated, a replacement ticket must be purchased before a passenger can travel.  SeaLink will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, defaced or mutilated passes, or any unused trips.  A valid ticket must be presented for inspection at any time, if requested by any crew or staff.

1.5 Child ferry fares are valid for those 5-15 years inclusive. 0-4 years travel free of charge.

1.6 We strongly recommend that a parent or guardian accompany passengers under 14 years of age on all services. No child under 12 years of age may travel unaccompanied unless the parent or guardian has completed an 'Unaccompanied Minor Authorisation for Travel' form.  SeaLink crew and staff have the right to refuse to carry any passenger they consider too young or not competent or fit to travel unaccompanied, or where they consider that it is not appropriate for an unaccompanied child to travel on a specific sailing.  Parents or guardians are solely responsible for the behavior of children in their care or under their supervision.  Under no circumstances is SeaLink responsible for the supervision or care of any child whether they are unaccompanied or travelling with their parent or guardian.

1.7 Student fares are valid for those who hold appropriate student identification. Identification will be requested and must be presented at check-in.

1.8 Senior fares are valid for those 65 years and over who hold appropriate senior citizen identification. Identification may be requested at check-in.  Senior fares apply to foot passengers and passengers traveling with a vehicle.

1.9 Resident fares are valid for Great Barrier Island residents. Proof of residency may be requested at check-in. Travel is only available on a return basis and must originate from Great Barrier Island. Fares may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. SeaLink reserves the right to ‘close out’ sailings for residents deals at peak travel times. Once travel has commenced, if these Terms and Conditions are not observed, an upgrade to the FULL RETURN fare will be required. Cancellation fees apply in accordance with clause 2.4 or monies can be held in credit for future travel, valid for up to 12 months. Resident fares do not apply to trucks, trailers or commercial vehicles.

1.10 Seatbelts must be worn whilst boarding and disembarking the vessel in vehicles.

1.11 Luggage allowance: 2 pieces per person.  Charges apply for additional luggage, surfboards, bikes, kayaks and animals.  These prices may be amended from time to time, please refer to our fares and timetables for up to date information.

1.12 Bicycles are transported at the risk of the owner. Transport of bicycles is subject to availability of space. All bicycles must be safely stowed in the dedicated areas of the vessel, usually on the outdoor lower deck, bicycle racks where available or other available space after all passengers have boarded.

1.13 All passengers travelling to/from Great Barrier Island with or without vehicles should report prior to departure as follows: WITH vehicles - 60 minutes prior; WITHOUT vehicles - 30 minutes prior. Due to loading requirements, boarding will close 15 minutes prior to departure. SeaLink reserves the right to deny boarding after this time.

1.14 All tickets (including open dated tickets) are valid for 1 calendar year from date of issue. After this date they are considered "Expired" and are Non-refundable and not valid for travel. Unused portions of concession tickets will not be refunded.

1.15 Smoking is not permitted inside any Sealink vessels. In the case of Dangerous Goods sailings, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside and outside our vessels including decks.

2. Fare types, Booking and Cancellation

2.1 Cheques are not acceptable for payment.

2.2 Vehicle bookings are essential. Foot passenger bookings for peak travelling times (December, January & holiday weekends) and all Dangerous Goods sailings are essential.  All other times of the year, bookings are recommended but not essential.

2.3 Expiry dates for tickets, special fares, grab one vouchers, special deals or vouchers (for gifts, prizes or general travel) will not be extended under any circumstances.

2.4 Cancellation fees: SeaLink reserves the right, in the event of a confirmed/paid booking being cancelled by a passenger, to charge a cancellation fee. Insurance is highly recommended. Cancellation fees apply to the total booking value and are as follows:

(a) Cancellation received more than 7 days prior to sailing -$10 or 10% of the fare whichever is greater.

(b) Cancellation received between 7 days and 24 hours prior to sailing - $10 or 20% of the fare whichever is greater.

(c) Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to sailing - $10 or 50% of the fare whichever is greater.

(d) Failure to board – 100% of the fare.

2.5 10 Trip Pass:

(a) The 10 trip pass is valid for 10 one way non consecutive trips.

(b) A pass is non-refundable and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

(c) Not available for use with any other offer.

(d) A maximum of 3 people may travel on a 10 trip pass on any one sailing.  A maximum of three children may travel on a 10 trip child ticket on any one sailing.

(e) A pass is deemed invalid if damaged.

2.6 10 Trip Vehicle Passes:

(a) The 10 trip vehicle pass is valid for 10 one way non consecutive trips.

(b) The car pass is valid for a standard size car, van or ute up to 5.5 metres.

(c) A maximum of 3 clips are allowed at any one time.

(d) Pass is non-refundable and must be used within one calendar year from the date of issue.

(e) A pass is deemed invalid if damaged.

2.7 Family Passes: family passes are available for 1 adult and up to 3 children or 2 adults and up to 3 children. Children ages are 5-15 years inclusive.

2.8 Group Travel: for group bookings (10+ people) a deposit of 20% is required. Full details of our Terms and Conditions for group travel will be supplied along with our quote.

2.9 Discount vouchers: A-Z Guide - discount applies to full standard fares, not available to use on concession passes, multi fares or Super Saver Fares.

2.10 Vehicles, types of vehicles and loading requirements:

(a) Pricing for vehicles is subject to the length of the vehicle. Standard vehicle pricing is detailed on our fares and timetables page or can be obtained by contacting our Customer service team on (09) 300 5900. For vehicles longer than 5.5 metres a quote will need to be requested.

(b) Vehicles with low undercarriages must take care when driving onboard as SeaLink will not be responsible for any damage incurred during loading.

(c) On days with heavy loadings, you may be asked to vacate your vehicle immediately once onboard.

2.11 Freight: freight to Great Barrier Island must be delivered to FreightLink, 25 Springs Road, East Tamaki. For pricing please call (09) 265 1279 - Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm.

2.12 Fly/Boat Package

(a) Airline baggage allowance - maximum 15kg  - carry on luggage is weighed and excess luggage is charged by the airline.

(b) Changes - Departure dates can be changed, if departure is changed to a public holiday weekend, the fare must be upgraded to a public holiday fare.

(c) Refunds - The package is refundable up to 24 hours prior to departure.  One sector of the package can be refunded from either the ferry or airline, less a $25 administration fee.

2.13 SeaLink operate public holiday timetables on services.  SeaLink have limited services over the Christmas New Year Holiday period, please contact SeaLink for further details, or refer to our Christmas timetable when available.

3. Service Standards

3.1 Except as expressly set out in these terms, we shall:

(a) provide a suitable vessel(s) for the you and assign to such vessels appropriate crew; and

(b) use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that at all times the vessels and operations comply with all legal obligations in respect of operation of a ferry service.

3.2 We reserve the right to:

(a) change our schedule of sailings at any time and without any prior notice;

(b) cancel any sailing without any notice; or

(c) refuse carriage of any person, vehicle, or any class of goods,

including, without limitation, due to health and safety, weather and/or availability of vessel or crew reasons.  In the event we do so, we will use reasonable endeavours to accommodate you on the next appropriate sailing by us but shall not otherwise have any liability to you.

4. Conditions of Carriage

4.1 Passengers travel at their own risk and (to the extent permitted by law) SeaLink will not be responsible for any loss, damage, cost, expense or injury suffered by you or loss or damage to your property or any other persons property (including, without limitation, in all cases, as a result of negligence.  Without limiting the foregoing, the following conditions apply:

(a) SeaLink will not be liable for any loss, damage or delay caused by or arising from an event beyond the control of SeaLink, including any act of God, inevitable accident, riot, civil commotion, strike, lock-out, stoppage or restraint of labour, regardless of the cause and whether partial or general.

(b) SeaLink does not warrant that services will be available at any particular time or at all.  SeaLink is not liable to you or any other person:

  • for any consequences arising from any variation or delay in the time of arrival or departure from any wharf or stop of any vessel;
  • for any loss or damage as a result of a cancellation or any variation of the time of arrival or departure from any wharf or stop of any vessel;
  • for damage to any of your property; or
  • the death of any passenger or other person or for injury, harm disease or damage to health, whether physical, mental or otherwise (including mental or nervous shock or distress) suffered by a passenger or other person.

4.2 If there is contributory negligence on the part of a passenger or other person, SeaLink’s liability is subject to the law relating to contributory negligence.

4.3 You will indemnify SeaLink at all times against any loss, damage or cost suffered or incurred by SeaLink as a direct or indirect result of a breach by you of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

4.4 Any carriage of goods (including vehicles and belongings within vehicles) is deemed to be at "limited carrier's risk" in accordance with section 248 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (Act). SeaLink's liability is capped to the value of $2,000.00 in respect of each unit of goods lost or damaged or such other amount as specified under the Act. SeaLink is not liable for the carriage of hand baggage, except as provided for by the Act.

4.5 We strongly recommend that you take out motor vehicle, personal or travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.  SeaLink does not accept liability for inadequate insurance as well as your failure to effect insurance on your own behalf.

4.6 SeaLink’s liability for loss or damage to property may be further limited if you fail to take steps to eliminate the risk of loss, damage or theft of your property.  All claims for loss or damage must be received by SeaLink within 21 days of the sailing in accordance with section 274 of the Act.

4.7 All luggage taken on-board is carried at the owner’s risk.  SeaLink accepts no responsibility for any lost, stolen or damaged luggage.  Please be mindful with your luggage and keep all valuable items with you at all times.

4.8 Passengers shall not remove, damage or interfere with any part of SeaLink property. Any traveller who interferes with, damages or causes damage to any SeaLink property shall be liable for the cost of the repair and reinstatement of that property together with any other losses, damage or expense SeaLink may have incurred.

4.9 SeaLink reserves the right to refuse to carry any person, or to seek to remove, or remove from the vehicle any traveller, who is intoxicated, drugged, or behaving in a manner which is dangerous or offensive to other travellers, and who refuses to comply with a reasonable request made by SeaLink under these circumstances.

Health and Safety

4.10 When on our vessels and at our depots or terminals, you and each of your personnel, representatives, agents and subcontractors (whether direct or indirect) must comply with:

(a) all health and safety laws and regulations;

(b) our safety, security, operational, drug and alcohol and other requirements/policies, as advised by us from time to time; and 

(c) reasonable directions from our staff with regard to health and safety matters.

4.11 We will comply with our obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and any regulations, codes of practice and guidelines relevant to the industry.  Notwithstanding any other provision of these terms, we shall not be restricted in any way from (nor liable to you in any way as a result of) complying with such health and safety requirements.

Dangerous Goods

4.12 SeaLink reserves the right to refuse to carry any person, or to seek to remove, or remove from the vehicle any traveller, who is carrying undeclared dangerous goods.

4.13 The carriage of dangerous goods is regulated by the Maritime Rules of Maritime New Zealand. Dangerous goods must be declared to SeaLink at the time of booking. If you are carrying any dangerous goods and your vehicle is travelling unaccompanied you are required to compile a Dangerous Goods Declaration (See Dangerous Goods form for limitations). This form will need to be handed in at check-in. SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of any dangerous goods that are in any way volatile in nature, offensive or which may cause harm to SeaLink passengers or crew.

4.14 No bees or hives are to be transported on a regular sailing at any time. All such movements must be at night or in the evening on an individual charter or a fuel run, where passengers are normally not present. This is to be arranged with SeaLink. The bee keeper and transporter is required to remain on board and monitor the load. The hive must be suitably covered with netting to prevent the bees from escaping. The bee keeper and transporter must agree with SeaLink on a suitable emergency plan and medical provision prior to sailing. SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of bees or hives at any time and shipping is at the master's discretion. 

Pets

4.15 Carriage of domestic animals is permitted but not in the passenger cabin unless they are confined in an acceptable cage (which must be placed on the floor, not seats or tables) and be under the control of the owner. Animals must be attended to and kept under the strict control of the accompanying passenger at all times. SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of any animal at any time.

4.16 Carriage of Disability Assist Dogs is permitted, at the discretion of the vessel’s master or crew.

4.17 Owners will be fully responsible for their pets and must abide by all legislation and bylaws relating to their pets, and crew directions.  Failure to follow instructions will mean the domestic animal will not be allowed to travel.

4.18 The Hauraki Gulf is a controlled area with respect to the movement of animal pests* under the Biosecurity Act 1993. The movement of pests into and out of, or from another place within the Gulf is prohibited. SeaLink supports the conservation of the Hauraki Gulf Islands and will advise the appropriate authority if any passenger or vehicle is seen to be carrying these animal pests.

*Animal pests include - possums, deer and feral goats, wallabies, mustelids, rabbits, ferrets and stoats.

For more information or clarification, please phone (0800) SEALINK (0800 732546).

5. General Conditions and Insurance

5.1 Timetables, fares and vessels are subject to change or cancellation without notice due to weather, marine or operational requirements. To check your departure - please call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546).

5.2 All services provided are subject to the conditions of the principal providers and no responsibility is accepted by SeaLink for misrepresentation, unforeseen omissions or additional costs incurred, including those arising from adverse weather conditions.

5.3 Cancellation Insurance is inexpensive and highly recommended as disrupted holiday plans can prove costly. We recommend you contact your insurance provider who will assist you to choose the right cover.


Terms & Conditions - Pine Harbour

1. General Conditions

1.1 All ferries, sailings and itineraries are subject to change at SeaLink Pine Harbour’s discretion for reasons of weather conditions, sea states and/or for operational requirements. SeaLink Pine Harbour will not be liable for any consequential losses or additional costs incurred because of cancellation.

1.2 Unused portions of concession tickets are non-refundable.

1.3 Every passenger must have a valid ticket to travel. If a ticket is lost, stolen, defaced or mutilated, a replacement ticket must be purchased before the passenger can travel.

1.4 Passengers may be subject to ticket audits at any time, and all tickets and passes for travel remain the property of Sealink Pine Harbour.

1.5 All payments are to be made in New Zealand dollars and must include payment for any bank charges. All prices are in NZ$ and include GST (15%).

1.6 All tickets must be used in accordance with these and any other applicable terms and conditions.

1.7 Reservations are required for any special Sealink Pine Harbour services.

1.8 A non-refundable deposit will be requested to confirm your booking for a charter. Payment of a deposit forms part of the final payment and means you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions of Sale and Travel. A separate charter booking form must be completed.

1.9 The skipper of the ferry reserves the right to refuse any person access on any sailing for any reason including any person who is unruly in behaviour, unfit to travel, is likely to cause distress or discomfort to other passengers or has previously engaged in any unlawful activities affecting SeaLink Pine Harbour. The skipper may also require any person to leave the ferry.

1.10 Adults are responsible for the behaviour of accompanying children in their care or under their supervision. Travel for unaccompanied children (under the age of 14) must be confirmed with the skipper of the ferry.

1.11 No smoking is permitted on any of SeaLink Pine Harbour’s ferries or areas under the control of SeaLink Pine Harbour.

1.12 SeaLink Pine Harbour accepts no responsibility for a passenger’s personal baggage which is under their care and control, and for which no fee has been charged. Two pieces of carry-on baggage per passenger may be carried free of charge.

1.13 No petrol or gas cylinders may be carried in personal baggage. Items with a fuel tank must be declared and the tank must be empty. Small LPG bottles, paint, batteries and other dangerous substances must be declared and stowed safely under the direction of crew members. If in doubt declare the item to the skipper of the ferry.

1.14 Neither the operator nor Auckland Transport is liable if any person misses their scheduled service for any reason whatsoever.

1.15 Copies of the terms and conditions of sale and travel are available on the SeaLink website.

1.16 These terms and conditions of sale and travel are subject to New Zealand Law.

1.17 Bicycles are transported free of charge.

1.18 Dogs may travel free of charge. The skipper of the ferry has the right to insist that an owner muzzle their dog if it has shown aggressive behaviour either in the wharf area or on board the ferry. The crew may refuse to allow a dog to travel if the dog’s owner fails to comply with the crew member’s instructions. Dogs must be kept on a lead. Owners will be required to clean up any mess that their dog may have caused. Dogs are not permitted to travel inside the cabins.

1.19 SeaLink Pine Harbour does not currently offer services to Auckland on weekends or public holidays.

2. Fare types, booking and cancellation conditions and insurance

Age entitlement

Age

Fare to be Paid

 Under 5

 Infant / Pre-school (No charge)

 5 - 15 years inclusive

 Child

 16 - 64 years inclusive

 Adult *2.3

 65 years and over

 Senior – special conditions apply* 2.1

 

2.1 SeaLink Pine Harbour provides subsidised travel for disabled persons and senior citizens at the applicable discounted rates upon presentation of an authorised disability or senior citizens ID card or the SuperGold card.

2.2 For some charters and services, child and senior citizen discounts will not apply and a  full adult fare will need to be paid. This will be advised at the time of booking.

2.3 Special fares are available for school and tertiary students on provision of an approved student or tertiary current ID. Secondary school students travelling in school uniform or with a valid Maxx student ID card are able to travel on a child fare. Tertiary student discounts are only available on multi-ride tickets. Single fare rides will be at the adult rate.

Terms & Conditions - Charters

1. General Conditions

1.1 All prices, timetables, ferries and charters are subject to change or cancellation without notice, due to weather, marine or operational requirements.  For current information call charters on +64 9 300 5919.

1.2 Ferry substitution: In the unlikely event that the chartered ferry is unavailable, SeaLink reserves the right to substitute the ferry with another which is suitable for the charter.

1.3 A final passenger count is required prior to departure.

1.4 If applicable a vehicle manifest including dangerous goods is required prior to departure.

1.5 The organiser is responsible for their group’s behaviour, the group will be liable for the cost of any damages or loss of equipment that may occur on the ferry. The ferry must be kept tidy and no passenger shall discharge any rubbish from the ferry either into the harbour or onto the wharves

1.6 All pricing is in NZD$ and include GST (15%).

1.7 When boarding and disembarking the ferry standard road rules apply.  Seatbelts must be worn and you can only use your mobile phone if you have hands free in your vehicle. 

1.8 All passengers and cars travelling to/from Waiheke Island should check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. All passengers and cars travelling to/from Rakino, Great Barrier, or other Islands should check-in 60 minutes prior to departure. Due to loading requirements SeaLink reserves the right to load standby vehicles or deny boarding after this time.

1.9 No smoking is permitted onboard any SeaLink ferries.

1.10 Adults are responsible for the behaviour of accompanying children in their care or under their supervision.

1.11 Vehicles, types of vehicles and loading requirements

Vehicles with low undercarriages must take care when driving on board as SeaLink will not be responsible for any damage incurred during loading.

1.12 The Skipper of the ferry reserves the right to refuse any person access on any sailing for any reason including any person who is unruly in behaviour, unfit to travel, is likely to cause distress or discomfort to other passengers or has previously engaged in any unlawful activities affecting SeaLink.   The Skipper may also require any person to leave the ferry.

2. Fare types, booking and cancellation conditions and insurance

2.1 Cheques are not acceptable for payment.

2.2 For cash sale customers: a deposit of 25% is due within 7 days of booking with final payment due 7 days prior to your date of charter. For account holders: a deposit of 25% is due within 14 days of booking with final payment due 30 days after your date of charter. 

2.3 Payment of a deposit forms part of the final payment and means you have read and accepted these terms and conditions.

2.4 Cancellation fees: SeaLink reserves the right, in the event of a confirmed/paid booking being cancelled by a passenger, to charge a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees apply to the total booking value and are as follows:

Ferry Travel Only

Cancellation received more than 7 days prior to sailing - 10% of the fare whichever is greater

Cancellation received between 7 days and 24 hours prior to sailing - 20% of the fare whichever is greater

Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to sailing - 50% of the fare whichever is greater

Failure to board – 100% of the fare

2.5 Livestock charters (from 25 September 2017) will incur a ferry cleaning fee, charged at $500 + GST p/hour in addition to charter fee.

2.6 We strongly recommend you take out insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances. Cancellation Insurance is inexpensive and highly recommended as disrupted charter or event plans can prove costly. We recommend you contact your insurance provider who will assist you to choose the right cover.

2.7 For some charters a bond of $500+GST may apply, this is to cover any damages and cleaning required after the charter.

3. Conditions of Carriage

3.1 For the purposes for the Carriage of Goods Act 1979, any goods including vehicles and belongings within the vehicle are carried at "limited carrier's risk". SeaLink will only be liable for any damage or loss to any goods up to the value of $1,500.00. Passengers are advised to insure any goods of a value of more than $1,500.00.

3.2 SeaLink shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused to any vehicle and any belongings within the vehicle if such loss or damage resulted from inherent vice, seizure under a legal process, or saving or attempting to save a life or property in peril.

3.3 SeaLink shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused to your baggage or personal belongings while on board any SeaLink services.

3.4 SeaLink accepts no responsibility for any parcel, package, luggage or other goods placed or left on any SeaLink services.

3.5 Travellers shall not remove, damage or interfere with any part of SeaLink property.

3.6 Any traveller who interferes with, damages or causes damage to any SeaLink property shall be liable for the cost of the repair and reinstatement of that property together with any other losses, damage or expense SeaLink may have incurred.

3.7 SeaLink has the right to refuse to carry any person, or to seek to remove, or remove from the vehicle any traveller, who is carrying dangerous goods, is intoxicated, drugged, or behaving in a manner which is dangerous or offensive to other travellers, and who refuses to comply with a reasonable request made by SeaLink under these circumstances.

3.8 Dangerous goods must be declared to SeaLink prior to boarding. SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of any dangerous goods that are in any way volatile in nature, offensive or likely to cause harm to SeaLink passengers or crew.

3.9 Carriage of domestic animals is permitted but not in the passenger cabin unless they are confined in an acceptable cage. Animals must be attended to and kept under the strict control of the accompanying passenger at all times. Dogs must be kept on a lead. SeaLink reserves the right to refuse carriage of any animal at any time.

3.10 The Hauraki Gulf is a controlled area with respect to the movement of animal pests* under the Biosecurity Act 1993. The movement of pests into and out of, or from another place within the Gulf is prohibited. SeaLink supports the conservation of the Hauraki Gulf Islands and will advise the appropriate authority if any passenger or vehicle is seen to be carrying these animal pests.

The Skipper of the ferry has the right to refuse access on any sailing to any passenger carrying any noxious plant or animal pest. The Skipper has the right to inspect the contents of any passenger’s baggage or freight for any noxious plant or animal pest on any service whose destination is part of the Department of Conservation Estate.