Changing bookings

We realise that sometimes even the best made travel plans can come unstuck. For this reason, we like to be as flexible as we can when it comes to changing your ferry booking.

Changes are permitted up to one hour prior to your sailing time for Waiheke and six hours for Great Barrier Island.

To change your sailing (within 24hours), simply contact our Customer Service Team by visiting one of our terminals or calling (09) 300 5900 or 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) and the team will advise you of alternatives. With more time before your scheduled sailing you could check the availability on our website and email us with your booking reference and preference of times so we can amend your booking. By checking availability first and advising us of your preference, it'll speed up our response.

Waiheke Island booking changes are permitted up until one hour prior to the scheduled departure of your booked reservation. A change fee may be charged for customer-requested amendments to Waiheke Island bookings to / from Auckland Central (Hamer Street) and Half Moon Bay. Applicable amendments include changes to the date and/or time of sailing (including for bookings in respect of a vehicle (up to 5.5m in length)), and where a passenger(s) is removed from a booking. Change fees are as follows:

  1. A change fee of $20.00 will apply to all vehicle booking changes. Where a change fee has been charged for a vehicle the passenger (adult, student, child, senior) change fee will not apply to those passengers travelling with the vehicle.
  2. A change fee of $5.00 will apply to all passenger booking changes (adult, student, child, senior) when they are travelling as a foot passenger (not travelling with a vehicle).

Great Barrier Island booking changes are permitted up until six hours prior to the scheduled departure of your booked reservation. A change fee may be charged for customer-requested amendments to Great Barrier Island bookings to / from Auckland Central (Hamer Street) and Half Moon Bay. Applicable amendments include changes to the date and/or time of sailing (including for bookings in respect of a vehicle (up to 5.5m in length)), and where a passenger(s) is removed from a booking. Change fees are as follows:

  1. A change fee of $50.00 will apply to all vehicle booking changes. Where a change fee has been charged for a vehicle the passenger (adult, student, child, senior) change fee will not apply to those passengers travelling with the vehicle.
  2. A change fee of $10.00 will apply to all passenger booking changes (adult, student, child, senior) when they are travelling as a foot passenger (not travelling with a vehicle).

The above fees do not apply to account holders who make a booking via their accounts, or the Waiheke Residents' Deals.

Adding or removing passenger bookings

If you wish to add other foot passengers to your booking you can arrange this online for the same times as your current booking.  However, if you need to reduce the number of passengers booked you'll need to talk to our Customer Service Team via email or by calling (09) 300 5900 or 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546). Change fees may apply when making this camendment to your booking. 

Changing vehicle size or height

You can change your sailing at any time prior to check-in subject to availability. We do not require your vehicle number plate just the correct length (standard vehicle is up to 5.5metres) and correct height.

So long as we have the correct length of your vehicle, trailer and any overhang or truck weight and length we can change your booking and ensure we have made your booking for the appropriate deck space. This avoids any issues when you check in.

Checking my sailing is on time

We do like to keep to our sailing schedule however sometimes conditions outside of our control do interfere.  If there are weather or tide disruptions, we'll notify you and these issues will be posted on our website's travel alerts page.

Cancelling a vehicle or passenger booking

If for some reason you find that you do not require your booking (within 24hours), simply contact our Customer Service Team by calling (09) 300 5900 or 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546).

If a confirmed/paid booking is cancelled by a passenger, we may have to charge a cancellation fee.  Insurance is highly recommended. Cancellation fees apply to the total booking value and are as follows:

  • Cancellation received more than 7 days prior to sailing will be either $10 or 10% of the fare whichever is greater.
  • Cancellation received between 7 days and 24 hours prior to sailing will be either $10 or 20% of the fare whichever is greater.
  • Cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to sailing will be either $10 or 50% of the fare whichever is greater.
  • Cancellation less than one hour prior to sailing and/or failure to board – 100% of the fare.

Refunds

If you're not planning to travel with us in future our team will check what cancellation fees apply to your booking. Our terms and conditions have all the details on cancellation fees. We will do our best to process your refund quickly if that is what you decide to do.

Good service. Also, great customer service in rebooking us for the following day when our flight into Auckland was delayed. M. Braithwaite

Hamer Street sailings cancelled Tuesday 27th July
The following sailings have been cancelled due to operational requirements

Tuesday 27th July:
Departing Hamer Street 06:50am, 10:40am, 2:15pm
Departing Kennedy Point 08:40am, 12:15pm, 4pm.
Updated:18 July 2021
Caution needed around Kennedy Point
To facilitate upcoming construction work happening at Kennedy Point Marina, there will be one lane closed on Donald Bruce Road. To assist with reducing volumes and congestion on the road as well as the associated health and safety risks in the area, all passenger and vehicle ticket sales should be booked at sealink.co.nz/book or by calling 09 300 5900.

Stand-by places cannot be guaranteed on any sailing during this time.

Foot passengers should be picked up and dropped off at the 24-hour carpark at the top of the hill and not at the terminal.
Updated:01 July 2021
Pine Harbour new timetable

From Monday 5th July, Pine Harbour ferries will run on a new timetable, which includes an extra 2 sailings per day.  While most sailing times will remain the same, minor changes will be made to some. For the new timetables, please see at.govt.nz or sealink.co.nz. Posters detailing the changes will be displayed on Pine Harbour ferries this week. Please note that from 5 July, Pier 1C, the Downtown ferry terminal that the Pine Harbour service currently operates to and from, will be renamed Pier 3.  SeaLink

https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/service-announcements/ferry-service-changes-from-monday-5-july-2021/

Updated:30 June 2021