Seaway is our drive on, drive off ferry with half the vehicle deck open for high vehicles


Seaway is our crossover ferry with half the vehicle deck covered and the other half an open deck. Transporting passengers, vehicles and freight primarily between Half Moon Bay, East Auckland weekdays to Waiheke Island and from Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City weekends to Waiheke Island.

Seaway is a drive on and drive off ferry for most vehicles. Trucks and vehicles with items on roof racks will be required to reverse onto the ferry.

This ferry also operates the Rakino service and to other islands as required for charters.

SeaLink ferry the Seaway in Auckland Hauraki Gulf

Onboard facilities

Relax in the comfortable air conditioned lounge, while enjoying food and drinks from the licenced café/bar. Admire the view through the large windows or head up another level to feel the breeze in your hair on the open deck.

  • Licenced cafe/bar
  • SKY TV
  • Waiheke maps and local information
  • Complimentary *Wi-fi. Just ask our crew for the password
  • Limited power outlets to charge your device
  • Toilets are located on both the vehicle deck and forward of the passenger lounge

*Operating a free service at sea can be a challenge. There is the occasional ‘black spot’ where the signal can be interrupted and speeds will vary.

SeaLink ferry Seaway cafe and passenger lounge


Our liquor licence only allows alcohol purchased on the ferries, to be consumed onboard. Drinking of alcohol is not permitted at the ferry terminals or on SeaLink premises. No drinking of alcohol is permitted in vehicles while onboard.

SeaLink Seaway ferry passenger lounge

Safety onboard

Safety and information announcements are made through the PA system at the commencement of your journey. The crew will also inform you when to prepare for disembarking the ferry.

Crew are trained in basic first aid and a first aid kit is available onboard. For your safety, we ask that you travel with any necessary medical supplies with you at all times.

Lost and found

If you realise you’ve left something onboard, please contact us and we’ll make every effort possible to reunite you with your lost items.

On the Seaway vehicle deck

The technical stuff

Passenger capacity: 300

Length: 37.85m

Speed: 15knots