Rakino Island Ferry Services Information:

As Rakino is a pest free island, there are a few things you need to know before your journey. Please see our luggage requirements for important biosecurity information. If luggage does not meet the requirements we may be unable to carry it onboard.


ALERT: To ensure our passengers enjoy a smooth experience transiting to Rakino, we will be running our largest vessel “Centurion” on the Friday evening services between 12th January 2018 and 29th March 2018. To accommodate her use, these Friday evening services have been adjusted from a 6.40pm departure from Downtown to a 7:10pm departure from Downtown. The return sailing times have also been adjusted. The affected sailings are highlighted in red in the timetable below.

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Depart Rakino Depart Downtown for Stanley Bay
Monday 1 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Tuesday 2 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 3 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
6.10pm 6.40pm 7.30pm 8.15pm
Friday 5 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
6.10pm 6.40pm 7.30pm 8.15pm
Saturday 6 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Sunday 7 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 10 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 12 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
N/A 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Saturday 13 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Sunday 14 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 17 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 19 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
* 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Saturday 20 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Sunday 21 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 24 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 26 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
* 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Saturday 27 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Sunday 28 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Monday 29 January 18 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.20pm
4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 31 January 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am

 

ALERT: To ensure our passengers enjoy a smooth experience transiting to Rakino, we will be running our largest vessel “Centurion” on the Friday evening services between 12th January 2018 and 29th March 2018. To accommodate her use, these Friday evening services have been adjusted from a 6.40pm departure from Downtown to a 7:10pm departure from Downtown. The return sailing times have also been adjusted. The affected sailings are highlighted in red in the timetable below.

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Depart Rakino Depart Downtown for Stanley Bay
Friday 2 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
* 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Saturday 3 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Sunday 4 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Tuesday 6 February 18 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.20pm
4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 7 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 9 February 18 * 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Sunday 11 February 18 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 14 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 16 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
* 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Sunday 18 February 18 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 21 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 23 February 18 * 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Sunday 25 February 18 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 28 February 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am

 

ALERT: To ensure our passengers enjoy a smooth experience transiting to Rakino, we will be running our largest vessel “Centurion” on the Friday evening services between 12th January 2018 and 29th March 2018. To accommodate her use, these Friday evening services have been adjusted from a 6.40pm departure from Downtown to a 7:10pm departure from Downtown. The return sailing times have also been adjusted. The affected sailings are highlighted in red in the timetable below.

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Depart Rakino Depart Downtown for Stanley Bay
Friday 02 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
* 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Sunday 04 March 18 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 07 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 09 March 18 * 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Sunday 11 March 18 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 14 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 16 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
* 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Sunday 18 March 18 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 21 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Friday 23 March 18 * 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Sunday 25 March 18 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 28 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
Thursday 29 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
* 7.10pm 8.00pm 9.05pm
Friday 30 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Saturday 31 March 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Depart Rakino Depart Downtown for Stanley Bay
Sunday 01 April 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am 11.45am
4.00pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Monday 02 April 18 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.20pm
4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm
Wednesday 04 April 18 10.00am 10.50am
Friday 06 April 18 9.30am 10.00am 10.50am
* 6.40pm 7.30pm 8.25pm
Sunday 08 April 18 2.30pm 3.20pm 4.25pm
Wednesday 11 April 18 10.00am 10.50am
Friday 13 April 18 6.40pm 7.30pm
Sunday 15 April 18 2.30pm 3.20pm
Wednesday 18 April 18 10.00am 10.50am
Friday 20 April 18 10.00am 10.50am
6.40pm 7.30pm
Saturday 21 April 18 10.00am 10.50am
Sunday 22 April 18 2.30pm 3.20pm
Wednesday 25 April 18 10.00am 10.50am
Friday 27 April 18 6.40pm 7.30pm
Sunday 29 April 18 2.30pm 3.20pm

 

* When the Stanley Bay service is not available, we recommend passengers use the existing Fullers service.

One Way Return 10 Trips# Stanley Bay Surcharge
Adults $40.00 $63.00 $280.00 $2.00 pp
Children (5 to 18yrs*) $23.00 $35.00 $155.00 $2.00 pp
Family One-Way Pass** $90.00 n/a n/a $2.00 pp
Additional Luggage*** $5.00 - - -
Dangerous Goods*** $7.00 - - -
Delivery Ticket**** - $25.00 - -

 

* Under 14 years must be accompanied by an Adult. Please call Belaire Ferries on 09 416 6344 to discuss travel options. Secondary students 16 years and older must provide Student ID to be eligible for a concessionary fare.
** Family One-Way Pass – Up to 4 passengers, maximum 2 adults
*** All items are carried subject to our luggage policy
**** The Delivery Ticket is available to passengers who would like to accompany luggage or children to Rakino and then immediately return to Downtown Auckland on the same sailing.

As we operate a passenger service, there are limitations to the size and quantity of luggage that we can carry. If you require freight to be delivered to the island we recommend contacting one of the following:

Sealink Freight The Facilitator Moorings and Marine
Website Website Website
0800 732 546 09 418 2921 0508 MOORINGS

Dangerous Goods

To ensure the safety of passengers on our vessels, we require that all dangerous goods are declared to the skipper and carried subject to the following rules.

A $5 charge will apply for each dangerous good brought on board. Empty fuel containers and gas canisters are still considered dangerous goods by law and will be handled accordingly. All dangerous goods are carried at the discretion of the Skipper.

Our vessels have limits to the number of dangerous goods that can be carried at any one time. Please contact us beforehand if you would like further information, or to advise us of your intention to bring dangerous goods on board.

Batteries

Battery terminals must be covered with caps or non-conductive tape, or be stored inside an appropriately sealed water resistant packaging. Batteries must be separated from other types of dangerous goods. The battery should be light enough to be moved by one person. If you are unsure if your battery is suitable for carriage on our service, please call us to discuss your options.

Petrol and Diesel

Petrol and Diesel must be carried in an approved, labelled container (max 20 litres). Container must be able to withstand the rigours of transport by sea. Container must be within its expiry date if applicable. Container must be fuel tight.

Gas Bottles

Gas must be in an approved, currently certified and labelled container (max 9kg). Container must be able to withstand the rigours of transport by sea. Container must be gas/fuel tight with minimal rust.

SCUBA Dive Tanks

Dive tanks must have current certification (bi-annual hydrostatic check and annual visual check by a certified technician). Tank must be able to withstand the rigours of transport by sea.

Other Dangerous Goods

Items with a fuel tank must be declared and the tank should be empty. Other dangerous substances must be declared and stowed safely under the direction of the vessel crew. If in doubt declare the item to the Master of the vessel. Container must have no signs of rust, and be gas/fuel tight.

Biosecurity

Help save our Treasure Islands
If you discover a pest on the island call the DOC 24 hour emergency hotline: 0800 362 468

Rakino Island is a Pest Free Island and is subject to strict biosecurity standards enforced by the Department of Conservation and Auckland Council’s Biosecurity team. Belaire Ferries is obliged to ensure that passenger’s luggage complies with the following requirements:

Footwear

Footwear should be clean of mud before boarding the ferry. There is a permanent shoe brush available for use on Pier 3b. This is to prevent unwanted seeds reaching the island.

General Luggage

All luggage should be packed in sealed boxes or bags that can be zipped or tied closed. Luggage should be sealed up when you depart from home for the ferry, and should remain closed until you have reached the island to prevent unwanted pests hitching a ride.

Bags should be clean of mud to prevent unwanted seeds reaching the island.

Plants

Soak seedlings in water and observe for about 10 minutes. Larger plants should be soaked for up to an hour depending on their size. Any ants or plague skinks/eggs should evacuate or drown.

Check for Stowaways

Rats, mice, Argentine ants and rainbow skinks are all pests considered detrimental to our native fauna and flora. All gear should be checked before you leave home to ensure there are no stowaways. There should be no opportunity for unwanted pests to get inside luggage throughout its’ journey from home to the island.

Dogs and Cats

Unlike the other pest free islands in the Hauraki Gulf, Dogs and Cats are permitted on Rakino. Whilst on the ferry, dogs must be on a lead and under control at all times, and a muzzle should be carried if your dog has tendencies to nip or is known to be aggressive towards other dogs. The skipper may request that your dog be muzzled. Cats are permitted on board as long as they are in a travel carrier. All animals are carried at the discretion of the skipper.

If you have any questions or queries regarding biosecurity, please contact us or one of the biosecurity rangers/advisers listed here

Rakino Island – Sandy Bay

Ferry arrives and departs from the public wharf at Sandy Bay on the southwestern tip of the island.

Pick Ups/ Drop Offs

There is vehicular access to the wharf itself though consideration needs to be given to other users as space is limited.

Parking

Some street side parking is available on South Pacific Rd.

Downtown Ferry Terminal – Pier 3B

Ferries depart from Pier 3B, which is located directly opposite the bottom of Albert St.

Drop off/ Picks ups

There is space available on Queens wharf beside the Ferry Building which is suitable for quick pick ups and drop offs.

Parking

The downtown car park is closely situated with the entry located at the corner of Lower Hobson St and Customs Street West.

There is a weekend special available for Entry after 3.30pm on Friday and exit before 8am he following Monday: $22 More Info

We are the proud providers of the Downtown direct to Rakino Island ferry service.

Belaire Ferries pride ourselves on delivering a quality passenger service with an emphasis on safety and customer satisfaction. Idyllic Rakino Island is only a 45 minute trip away from Auckland’s CBD and is a fantastic destination for weekend getaways or day trips. We support the community’s endeavors to keep Rakino pest free.

Departing from Pier 3B at the Downtown ferry terminal, which is conveniently located near the Britomart transport hub, We provide a direct service to and from Rakino Island on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays as well as additional sailings during peak summer and public holiday weekends.

Bookings are not required.

Clipper

Do I need to book?

There is no need to book, however we do ask that you arrive 15-20 minutes prior to departure to allow time for loading luggage and ticketing

On those days when we expect large number of passengers we endeavor to provide a larger vessel. On the odd occasion when there are more passengers than we can carry we send the ferry back to pick up those left behind. there might be a bit of a delay but no one will be left stranded.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are all sold on board. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and Eftpos

Do you accept Super Gold Cards?

Auckland Transport does not offer SuperGold fares on this service.

Do you have parking available?

Drop-off and loading bays are available on the eastern side of the Ferry Building. Weekend and long-term parking is available at the Downtown Carpark. There is a weekend special available for entry after 3.30pm on Friday and exit before 8am the following Monday: $22 More Info

Can I travel to Rakino Island from Stanley Bay?

Some services offer the option of a pick up and/or drop off at Stanley Bay. Please check our timetable for availability.

Can I travel to Rakino Island from Hobsonville Marina?

At this time there is no interconnecting service available.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

It may be necessary to postpone a particular service. Passengers are advised to call the customer service line or check our website for updates. Ph 09 416 6344

A text alert will be sent out to those registered for our text alerts. If you would like to receive text alerts for the Rakino Island Ferry Service, text ‘RAKINO” to 021 043 2597 or email your contact details to sales@belaire.co.nz

Registration text will cost a standard text fee. All text alerts sent to you will be free of charge.

How much luggage may I carry?

Passengers can bring one carry on item (equivalent to a banana box) and a medium sized suitcase (equivalent of 2 banana boxes) free of charge. Additional items (dependent on space being available) including small bottles of LPG (max 9kg) or petrol cans (max 20L) are allowed at a rate of $5-$7 per item. Please review our luggage requirements here.

Can I bring a dog or a cat?

Yes, suitably restrained dogs and cats are permitted free of charge. All animals are carried at the discretion of the skipper, and it may be requested that your dog be muzzled if it has a tendency to nip or bite.

How can I transfer large amount of freight?

Belaire Ferries recommends using the Sealink service Sealink Freight

The Facilitator barge is another option: M.V Facilitator

Moorings and Marine also offer a freight service in the Hauraki Gulf: Moorings and Marine

Where do I go to connect to other public transport?

For all public transport information please contact Auckland Transport on (09) 366 6400 or Online Here