Bay of Islands Passenger Ferry

Northland Ferries operates regular passenger ferry services between Paihia and Russell, on board the historic Bay Belle II.




Northland Ferries operates regular Bay of Islands passenger ferry services between Paihia and Russell. Step aboard the historic Bay Belle II and enjoy a 15-minute harbour crossing, with indoor and outdoor seating available.

During the peak season an additional fast ferry also operates. A vehicle ferry operates between Opua and Okiato proving easy vehicle access to Russell. The Opua ferry is suitable for all vehicles including trucks, buses, and campervans. Tickets can be purchased on board or at our Paihia and Russell retail offices.

Ferry services operate throughout the day, year-round and up to date prices and timetable information can be found online.

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Physical address

Maritime Building on the waterfront, Paihia, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $13.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
See our website for full details.
Cancellation policy:
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Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Paihia is approximately 30mins from the Kerikeri Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
InterCity buses depart from the Maritime Building
Proximity to town:
We are based at the large Maritime Building on Paihia Wharf

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Opening times

Business hours:
Services throughout the day
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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