Looking after our communities and the Hauraki Gulf environment

Long history of sponsorships

SeaLink is a proud and proactive participant in our Hauraki Gulf communities and supports the sustainable growth and ambitions of the people on Waiheke Island and Great Barrier Island. We contribute to various events and initiatives on both of these Islands through the donation of ferry travel vouchers, as well as discounted travel.

ONetangi Beach Races sponsorship imageAmong our most well known sponsorships are the Waiheke Community Art GallerySt John, Auckland Rescue Helicopter, Jassy Dean Trust (supporting sick children on Waiheke), Onetangi Beach Races (Waiheke Rotary), Waiheke Island Rugby Club, Waiheke Rugby League Club "The Rams"Windy Hill Sanctuary, Waiheke learner licence drivers scheme and the Gulf Island schools.

Our 2021 sponsorship applications open from 01 February until 10 June 2021 and will reopen on September 1, 2021.

Prior to making a submission, please read our Sponsorship Policy to ensure your organisation or event is eligible. All submissions must be completed using the online form. Sponsorship applications are currently closed and will reopen on September 1, 2021. 

Please note, sponsorship is offered as in-kind travel using SeaLink services and blackout dates may apply. We are unable to approve sponsorship travel in our high season months of December and January. 

Primary areas of support


Supporting Waiheke and Great Barrier Island's community projects that add real value to society and benefit those in greatest need.

Health & Safety

Support for organisations that provide health and wellbeing services and that promote safe behaviour across Auckland's the Hauraki Gulf.

Natural Environment

Support to protect and enhance the land, waterways, flora and fauna of the Hauraki Gulf. 

Waiheke Island Rugby Club team on SeaLink Waiheke ferry

Forklifts at Wynyard wharf

Native bush on Great Barrier Island

Application for Sponsorship

We will be accepting sponsorship applications from 01 February 2021.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility must fall within the identified areas of support above. SeaLink does not provide support for:

  • Individuals
  • Individuals and organisations eligible for nationally funded social programs and/or special fares
  • Commercial, conference or for-profit businesses
  • Religious or political organisations

Whilst we are unable to support every request, we endeavour to make a positive influence in our community. Blackout periods for travel may apply over high season including December and January.

Prior to making a submission, please read our Sponsorship policy.

Apply Online offline

Sponsorship applications are currently closed and will reopen on September 1, 2021. 

The Waiheke Rugby League Rams Team Logo

St John Ambulance supporter

Jassy Dean Trust supporting Waiheke sick children

Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Windy Hill Santuary

Waiheke Rugby Club