Waiheke Residents' Deal
If you live on Waiheke Island, you can take advantage of our special Waiheke Residents’ Deal.
These deals are only available for return trips, departing from Kennedy Point on Waiheke Island. They can be used on any of our ferries, including services to/from Half Moon Bay, East Auckland, and Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City.
All passengers and vehicles travelling to/from Waiheke Island should check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. To get everyone loaded and ensure the ferry departs on time, we can’t guarantee passage if you’re running late, and your spot may then be allocated to one of the standby vehicles.
How to purchase your Waiheke Island Residents’ Deal
The residents car and driver deal can be booked online, by calling 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) or dropping into the Kennedy Point office. The commercial vehicle and foot passenger deal cannot be booked online so you'll need to call into the office or book with the Customer Service Team. If you have additional people travelling, they must return with the vehicle or upgrade to a standard passenger fare.
If you’re travelling as a foot passenger, there’s limited parking available at the public carpark on Donald Bruce Road. It’s ‘first in, first served’, so it’s best to get there early. Check signs for time restrictions when parking as times do vary.
Public transport connections
Auckland Transport (AT) public transport buses stop at the Half Moon Bay Terminal and connect to Botany Town Centre, Gossamer Drive, Burswood, Howick, Middlemore, Otara and Highbrook.
Purchasing or renewing a monthly pass
To purchase a monthly pass, come down to our Kennedy Point office where you’ll be issued with a temporary pass to travel until you can get your photo taken at our Half Moon Bay office. All monthly passes are issued with your photo identification printed on them.
Each month, you can renew your pass by popping into either Kennedy Point or Half Moon Bay office to purchase your next month’s travel.
Travelling with pets
Dogs are permitted to travel on the ferry on the outside decks. Only a registered guide dog or assistance dog will be permitted to travel in the passenger lounge with their owner. Cats can travel from Waiheke Island either in your vehicle or in an approved animal carrier cage.
Gold AT HOP Cardholders
With a Gold AT HOP card you, can travel on SeaLink Waiheke Island services for free,* as long as you are not the driver of a vehicle. *More information on our senior travel page.
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Residents' terms and conditions
- Fares only available to Waiheke Island residents. SeaLink reserves the right to ask for proof of residency and if this cannot be provided, we reserve the right to charge full fares
- Travel is only available on a return basis and must originate from Waiheke Island
- All passengers originally booked with a vehicle must travel on the return journey; otherwise an upgrade fee will apply
- Fares may not be used in conjunction with any other offer
- SeaLink reserves the right to ‘close out’ sailings for residents’ deals at peak travel times
- Once travel has commenced, if terms and conditions are not observed, an upgrade to the full return fare will be required
- Cancellation fees apply. If a booking is cancelled in advance, money can be held in credit for future travel (valid up to a maximum of 12 months)
- Fares are subject to change without notice
- Discounts do not apply to any other vehicle types such as trucks, trailers or commercial vehicles
- Lost tickets will not be reissued. Should a ticket be lost, a new ticket will need to be purchased
- Loose freight is not permitted to travel unaccompanied on our services. For freight to/from the island, please see SeaLink Logistics.
Need to book a ferry for a tradesperson?
If you need to book a ferry for a tradesperson or a service company rep to visit you on the island, then check out our super saver or multi-trip passes for a cost effective way for them to travel.