Travel Alerts

Waiheke Cancellations Saturday 26th Sep

Due to a scheduled change the 3pm ex Half Moon Bay and 4:30pm ex Waiheke on 26/09/20 have been cancelled. 

Apologies for any inconvenience.


SeaLink Team 

Updated:25 September 2020
Face coverings must be worn from Monday 31st August

From Monday 31st August, all travellers must wear a face covering while at SeaLink terminals and onboard all SeaLink vessels. The Ministry of Health has mandated the use of face coverings while on all public transport for Alert Levels 2, 3 and 4. 

Accepted face coverings can include medical or non-medical-grade face masks, a bandana, handkerchief, or scarf. Face coverings should not be worn by children under 12 or people who could not remove them without assistance or people who have trouble breathing (medical certificate may be requested). We will have disposable facemasks available to purchase for $3 at the Hamer Street, Half Moon Bay and Kennedy Point terminals if you find yourself without one on arrival at the terminal. 100% of the purchase price of each facemask sold will be donated to St John. 

Thank you for helping keep fellow travellers and the SeaLink team safe across the Hauraki Gulf.

For more details on this update check out

Updated:25 August 2020
COVID-19 Health & Safety Update

For the health and safety of our other passengers and crew, you will be expected to remain in your vehicle for the duration of your time at our terminals and on our vessels.

If you need to use our facilities, e.g. bathrooms or cafe, remember you must wear your face covering and return straight to your vehicle to maintain social distancing. 

We thank you in advance for your co-operation.

The SeaLink Team.

Updated:12 August 2020
Changes to Great Barrier Island pricing

Our passenger and vehicle (up to 5.5m) fares for Great Barrier Island sailings now vary partly with demand. 

$10 change fee will now apply when changing your standard passenger fare. A change fee of $50.00 will apply to all vehicle booking changes. Where a booking increases in value, the change fee will apply plus any fare difference must be paid. 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. Visit for further details.

Change fees are only applicable for bookings made from 8th of July onwards. New fares and change fees do not apply to Great Barrier Residents’ Deals, account customer rates, concessions and multi-passes.

-The SeaLink Team


Updated:08 July 2020
Cashless payments onboard and at terminals

Please note, for the safety and security of both staff and passengers, we are no longer accepting cash payments onboard or at our terminals.

-The SeaLink Team

Updated:09 June 2020
New Kennedy Point Bus Service - 501

From Sunday 31st May, the new 501 bus route is now servicing the Kennedy Point ferry terminal area. This service will run between Kennedy Point and Matiatia via Surfdale and Oneroa.

Bus fares must be paid using an AT HOP Card, so remember to have it with you and topped up when disembarking the SeaLink ferry. Waiheke is counted as a single stage, so the fare will be $2.00 per trip for an adult with an AT HOP Card.

For more information including timetables visit

Updated:27 May 2020
Terminal Safety

Please drive slowly when approaching our terminals and watch for pedestrians.


The SeaLink Team

Updated:03 January 2020
Keeping the Hauraki Gulf Pest Free

Remember to ensure your vehicles are clean before arriving at our terminals as heavily soiled vehicles and machinery may be turned away from our vessels due to fear of spreading Kauri Die Back Disease to the Hauraki Gulf Islands.

See here for more detail on SeaLink's Pest Free Warrant and how you can help keep our islands beautiful.

Updated:14 October 2019
Gold AT HOP card Waiheke Travel

Travelling to Waiheke Island as a foot passenger on your Gold AT HOP card from Half Moon Bay or Wynyard Quarter? Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please remember it is IMPORTANT that you 'tag on' when boarding and 'tag off' on arrival at your destination.

More information. Thanks in advance - The SeaLink Team

Updated:31 January 2018
Text Alert Service

Pine Harbour and Waiheke Island

We like to think we're the most reliable way to get you to wherever you're going. Sometimes conditions change and require last minute schedule or ferry changes. Don't miss the ferry because you missed the alert.

Sign up for our free text service and we'll contact you about timetable changes, delays or cancellations.

- The SeaLink Team

Updated:23 August 2017
Ferry check-in times

Waiheke Island & Great Barrier Island 

  • Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure to or from Waiheke Island
  • Check-in 60 minutes prior to departure to or from Great Barrier Island

Due to loading requirements, boarding will close 20 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 15 minutes prior for foot passengers.

Please note: To get everyone loaded and ensure the ferry departs on time, we can’t guarantee passage if you’re running late.

- The SeaLink Team

Updated:23 August 2017