Ferry at Tiritiri Matangi Island wharf

Image: Shellie Evans | ©

Introduction

These operators hold a Pest-free Warrant, showing they have met DOC and Auckland Council's biosecurity standards for visiting islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Highlights

 

Public passenger ferry/charter boat/water taxi

360 Discovery

Islands: Regular public ferry services to Tiritiri Matangi and Rotoroa Islands. Charter options for other islands.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and charter boat.

Auckland Sea Shuttles

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Charter boat/water taxi operator.

Belaire Ferries

Islands: A regular public passenger ferry service to Rakino Island. Charter options for: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Tiritiri Matangi.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and charter boat operator.

Dreamweaver Charters

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Felicitare Charters & Towing

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Kawau, Rotoroa, Ponui, Pakatoa, Pakahi.
Type of operation: Charter boat/water taxi, barge.

Fullers Group Ltd

Islands: Regular public ferry services to Rangitoto and Waiheke Islands. Less frequent public ferry services to Motutapu and Motuihe. Fullers also runs the 'tractor train' guided tour to the summit of Rangitoto.
Charter options to other Hauraki Gulf Islands.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and charters.

Gulf Eco Charters

Islands: Tiritiri Matangi, Little Barrier, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier, Motuora.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Hauraki Express

Islands: All islands – Great Barrier, Little Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Kawau Cruises

Islands: A regular public passenger service to Kawau. Charter/water taxi options to Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Aotea/Great Barrier, Motuora.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and water taxi.

Norma Jean Charters

Islands: Aotea/Great Barrier, Hauturu/Little Barrier, Kawau, Motuora, Tiritiri Matangi.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

On The Hunt Charters

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Charter boat/water taxi operator.

Riverhead Ferry

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Rakino, Kawau.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service and charter boat operator.

The Red Boats

Charter options to Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns and Rakino.
Type of operation: Charter boat operator.

Sealink Travel Group NZ Limited

Islands: Regular public passenger ferry services to Waiheke and Aotea/Great Barrier Islands. Charter options for Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Kawau, Rakino, Pakatoa, Ponui and Rotoroa.
Type of operation: Public passenger ferry service, charters and freight.

Helicopter and plane charters

Advanced Flight

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Motukorea/Browns, Rakino, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Flights – helicopter

Auckland Seaplanes

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Flights – plane

Fly My Sky

Islands: Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Flights – plane, helicopter

Skyworks Helicopters Limited

Islands: All islands – Great Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Flights – helicopter

Kayak – hire, tour operators, clubs/schools

Auckland Sea Kayaks Limited

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Waiheke, Motukorea/Browns.
Type of operation: Tourism – kayak tours.

Canoe & Kayak North Shore

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea/Browns, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau.
Type of operation: Kayak club and school.

Fergs Kayaks

Islands: Rangitoto, Motukorea/Browns.
Type of operation: Tourism – kayak tours, kayak hire..

Tourism and other tour operators

Adventure Capital

Islands: Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau, Aotea/Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Tourism packages – camping, tramping, mountain biking.

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Islands: Great Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Tourism – marine mammal viewing in the Hauraki Gulf

Non-commercial

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Islands: Great Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Non-commercial – science/research vessel.

Coastguard - Kawau Rescue

Islands: Kawau.
Type of operation: Non-commercial – search & rescue, safe boating education.

Department of Conservation, Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland

Type of operation: Non-commercial – services DOC islands for internal purposes.
Vessels: Includes: 'Hauturu', 'Taikehu' and DOC's Fleet St premises.

Department of Conservation, Aotea/Great Barrier Island

Type of operation: Non-commercial – DOC boat for internal purposes.
Vessels: Includes 'Parohe', 'Aotea III' and 'Kairarahi'.

Harbourmaster – Auckland Transport

Islands: Great Barrier, Kawau, Burgess, Motuihe, Browns, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Rakitu, Rotoroa, Tiritiri Matangi, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Non-commercial – harbourmaster.

Leigh Marine Laboratory

Islands: Great Barrier, Kawau, Motuora, Motutapu, Rangitoto, Tiritiri Matangi.
Type of operation: Non-commercial – science/research vessel.

Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp

Type of operation: Non-commercial – outdoor experiential education.
Run by the Motutapu Outdoor Education Trust.

New Zealand Sailing Trust

Type of operation: Non-commercial – youth development/leadership.

Spirit of Adventure Trust

Type of operation: Non-commercial – youth development/leadership.

Transport only

Graeme Wright Transport Limited

Islands: Motutapu, Great Mercury, Waiheke, Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Freight transport.

Other

Apex Surveying Ltd

Islands: Rakino, Great Barrier, Kawau, Waiheke.
Type of operation: Other – land surveying.

Te Ngahere (2009) Ltd

Type of operation: Other – ecological restoration and consultancy.

NZ Biosecurity Services Ltd

Islands: Motutapu, Rakino.
Type of operation: Other – biosecurity services, pest animal and plant control.

Wildland Consultants

Islands: Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motukorea, Motuihe, Rakino, Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Hauturu, Kawau, Great Barrier.
Type of operation: Other – ecological consultancy.


About privately owned islands

  • The Noises - No landing allowed.
  • Pakatoa Island - You must get permission to land from the owners.
  • Ponui Island - You must get permission to land from the owners.
  • Pakahi Island (Sandspit island) - You must get permission to land from the owners.
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