Interislander is the New Zealand ferry service which crosses the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The 92 km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences, and one of the most spectacular cruises in the world.
Interislander operates three ships to carry both passengers and their vehicles: Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki. All our ships offer a safe, comfortable and affordable journey, as well as a complete range of onboard services. Offering up to 11 sailings a day, passengers also have the convenience of a wide choice of travel times. Your trip across the Cook Strait will be both enjoyable and unforgettable.
Interislander – Where the journey becomes a destination.
Depart Picton / Arrive Wellington
6:25am / 9:35am
10:05am / 1:15pm
1:10pm / 4:20pm
2:25pm* / 5:35pm*
6:05pm / 9:15pm
10:25pm / 1:35am
* Peak season only (approximate dates – from mid-December until the end of January)