About us

Auckland’s drive on link to Waiheke, Great Barrier and other Hauraki Gulf Islands

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About us

We’re passionate about the islands we travel to and the communities we service.

SeaLink is Auckland’s drive on link to Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands. With our safe, comfortable ferries and the convenience of a drive on, drive off service, we’ll help you make the most of these two unique destinations and the other Hauraki Gulf Islands.

Our Waiheke services operate every day of the year, so you can choose the departure time that suits you best. Sailings depart daily from Half Moon Bay, East Auckland and Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City. Ferry services start from as early as 5:00am and run till early evening, see our timetable for more details.

Our Great Barrier services operate all year round with up to six sailings a week during the summer season and three sailings a week during the winter season. Ferry services leave Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City at 8:00am and return from Tryphena at 3:00pm, see our timetable for more details. 

Your journey starts as soon as you drive on board. Enjoy a drink and snack from the licensed café/bar, relax and let our skipper do the driving and enjoy the scenery on your way to the islands.

A bit of history

Since 1960 SeaLink New Zealand (previously known as Subritzky Shipping Services) have been plying the waters of the Hauraki Gulf with safe, fast and reliable services for vehicles, passengers, freight, heavy road machinery and bulk supplies for the Hauraki Gulf islands.

From 2004 to 2011 (7 years) the company was in the hands of the South Australian tourism operator, Kangaroo Island SeaLink. The company quietly reverted back to New Zealand ownership in 2011 and is now owned by Lyncroft Holdings.

Realising there was a gap in the services we offered, SeaLink Logistics (formerly FreightLink) was founded in 2008. Fully aware of the intricacies and considerations that are unique to transporting goods around the Hauraki Gulf we can now assist with any freight requirements. The company owns and operates a versatile fleet with vans, trucks, hi-ab’s, trailers and trailer units so we can cater to all your transportation needs.

In 2014 SeaLink purchased Pine Harbour ferries, adding three fast passenger ferries to the fleet. Closely followed was the purchase of Clipper V (a second 98 seater) giving Pine Harbour a total of four passenger ferries to cover the Pine Harbour to Pier 3, Auckland City commuter service.

"Honest and friendly company to sail with. C Stewart"

SeaLink History Timeline