Charters & Groups

Looking for a ferry charter? We have vehicle and fast passenger ferries available to charter within the Hauraki Gulf to many destinations


Vehicle and passenger ferries

Moving a house, fuel, livestock, luxury yacht, organising a wedding, school group or conference? Why not charter your next event at sea.

Charters are available within the inner Hauraki Gulf and are particularly popular with large groups, schools travelling to Motutapu or Motuihe (pest free) and for companies needing to move large amounts of machinery or equipment. Make an enquiry now.

SeaLink ferry Seabridge at Great Mercury Island

Vehicle ferries

All of our ferries available for charter: 

Seaway and Island Navigator operates from Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City; Seabridge and Seacat from Half Moon Bay; and Sea Quest from either terminal. Passenger and vehicle numbers vary between ferries; see our ferries for further details.

As our largest ferry and flagship of our fleet, Seacat is also available for charter around her Waiheke Island schedule, depending on requirements. This vessel can transport a maximum capacity of 50 cars and 400 people. See below for a list of accessible destinations and wharves:

Waiheke Island - Kennedy Point

Great Barrier Island - Port Fitzroy, Karaka Bay, Tryphena, Whangaparapara

Other islands of the Hauraki Gulf - Kawau, Tiritiri Matangi, Rakino, Motutapu, Motuihe, Great Mercury

SeaLink ferry Seamaster on charter at Rakino Island

Passenger ferries

There are four ferries SeaLink Clippers available to charter ranging from 48 to 98 seats.These fast manoeuvrable ferries provide an economical alternative for corporate groups, wedding parties, schools and island events.

Prior to departure you can theme the ferry to create the right atmosphere with live music or entertainment to suit any occasion. A range of quality bar and catering options is available.

These ferries can access most wharves and private jetties. See below for a list of accessible wharves:

Waiheke Island - Cowes Bay, Orapiu, Matiatia Wharf

Other areas of Hauraki Gulf - Te Kawau Bay, Ponui Island. Islington Bay, Motutapu Island. Motuihe Wharf. Rakino Wharf. Hurakia Wharf, Rakino Island. Northcote Point, Devonport Wharf, Torpedo Bay.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us deliver a ‘seamless event'   
Kezia, Total Sport

School groups

If you have a school group and are thinking about travelling to Motutapu Island then contact us to assist. See more information on school groups.

School group boarding SeaLink ferry at Half Moon Bay

Corporates and Clubs

Whether you are planning a corporate event, a team building day out or a club event you have come to the right place.  For groups of 10 or more booking and travelling together to either Waiheke or Great Barrier Island we offer a groups discount. Our aim is to make your job as organiser as stress free as possible.

Dirty Dozen Group onboard SeaLink Great Barrier ferry


Thinking of getting married overseas? Then what better location to spend your special day than the picturesque Waiheke Island. 

We want to make booking your wedding transport as stress free as possible and passenger charters are often an economical alternative to scheduled ferry sailings, and provide the flexibility to control not only the destination but also the arrival and departure times of your wedding guests. You will feel comfortable knowing your guests will get safely to or from the wedding. 

Fill in the charters quote form online, email or call us on (09) 300 5919 during business hours for bookings or more information.

We also offer wedding group discounts - find out more about this deal here.

Houses and yachts 

If you need to move a house, yacht or heavy equipment such as roading vehicles you will need to charter either the Sea Quest or Seabridge ferries. These ferries can carry heavy loads. Depending on the size house you are moving, it will need to be lifted on a trailer up and over the bow to be transported.

Charter on SeaLink ferry for super yacht from Hobsonville

Livestock and heavy equipment

Heavy equipment such as roading vehicles will need to travel on either Sea Quest or Seabridge ferries as they have wide open decks. Steel tracked vehicles (diggers, bulldozers, excavators etc) must travel on a trailer, as steel tracked vehicles are not permitted on the decks of any of the SeaLink ferries. 

SeaLink ferry Seabridge transporting livestock from Great Mercury Island

Treasure Islands

If you are thinking of chartering a ferry to one of the following destinations you will be travelling to one of the 'Hauraki Gulf Treasure Islands' and biosecurity standards will apply - Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Kawau, Rakino, Pakatoa, Ponui and Rotoroa.

The 'Treasure Islands' campaign is a joint initiative between DOC and Auckland Council to help protect conservation islands in the Hauraki Gulf. There's plenty to love about Auckland's awesome island treasures, from sea birds to tuatara and takahē. The campaign ensures we all play our part to guard these special places. 

SeaLink holds Pest-free warrants showing we have met DOC and Auckland council's biosecurity standards for all of our vehicle and passenger ferries. Read more on how to help keep our Hauraki Gulf islands pest-free.