Rakino Island Ferry Services Information:

All Rakino Island Ferry services depart from Pier 6, Downtown Ferry Terminal.

Pier 6 is situated on Queens Wharf, which is just a 5-minute walk past the main Ferry Terminal building.

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

Please arrive at the wharf 15-20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Arrive Rakino Depart Rakino Arrive Stanley Bay Arrive Downtown
Wednesday 03 Jul 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 05 Jul 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
05 Jul 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Sunday 07 Jul 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Wednesday 10 Jul 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 12 Jul 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 14 Jul 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 17 Jul 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 19 Jul 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
19 Jul 24 7.10pm 7.55pm 7.55pm 8.30pm
Sunday 21 Jul 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 24 Jul 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 26 Jul 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 28 Jul 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 31 Jul 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Arrive Rakino Depart Rakino Arrive Stanley Bay Arrive Downtown
Friday 02 Aug 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 02 Aug 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Sunday 04 Aug 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 07 Aug 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 09 Aug 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 11 Aug 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 14 Aug 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 16 Aug 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 16 Aug 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 18 Aug 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 21 Aug 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 23 Aug 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 25 Aug 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 30 Aug 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Arrive Rakino Depart Rakino Arrive Stanley Bay Arrive Downtown
Sunday 01 Sep 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 04 Sep 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 06 Sep 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 06 Sep 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Sunday 08 Sep 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 11 Sep 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 13 Sep 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 15 Sep 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 18 Sep 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 20 Sep 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 20 Sep 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 22 Sep 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 25 Sep 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 27 Sep 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 29 Sep 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Arrive Rakino Depart Rakino Arrive Stanley Bay Arrive Downtown
Wednesday 02 Oct 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 04 Oct 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 04 Oct 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Sunday 06 Oct 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 09 Oct 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 11 Oct 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 13 Oct 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 16 Oct 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 18 Oct 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 18 Oct 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 20 Oct 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 23 Oct 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 25 Oct 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Saturday 26 Oct 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Saturday 26 Oct 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Sunday 27 Oct 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Sunday 27 Oct 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Monday 28 Oct 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Monday 28 Oct 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Wednesday 30 Oct 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Arrive Rakino Depart Rakino Arrive Stanley Bay Arrive Downtown
Friday 01 Nov 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 01 Nov 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Sunday 03 Nov 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 06 Nov 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 08 Nov 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 10 Nov 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 13 Nov 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 15 Nov 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 15 Nov 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 17 Nov 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 20 Nov 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 22 Nov 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 24 Nov 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 27 Nov 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 29 Nov 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Arrive Rakino Depart Rakino Arrive Stanley Bay Arrive Downtown
Sunday 01 Dec 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 04 Dec 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 06 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 06 Dec 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Sunday 08 Dec 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 11 Dec 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 13 Dec 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 15 Dec 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Wednesday 18 Dec 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 20 Dec 24 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.25pm
Friday 20 Dec 24 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday 22 Dec 24 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.15pm
Tuesday 24 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Thursday 26 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Thursday 26 Dec 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Friday 27 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 27 Dec 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Saturday 28 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Saturday 28 Dec 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Sunday 29 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Sunday 29 Dec 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Monday 30 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Monday 30 Dec 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Tuesday 31 Dec 24 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Tuesday 31 Dec 24 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm

 

Day Date Depart Stanley Bay Depart Downtown Arrive Rakino Depart Rakino Arrive Stanley Bay Arrive Downtown
Wednesday 01 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Wednesday 01 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Thursday 02 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Thursday 02 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Friday 03 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 03 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Saturday 04 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Saturday 04 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Sunday 05 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Sunday 05 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Wednesday 08 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 10 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 10 Jan 25 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Saturday 11 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Saturday 11 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Sunday 12 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Sunday 12 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Wednesday 15 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 17 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 17 Jan 25 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Saturday 18 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Saturday 18 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Sunday 19 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Sunday 19 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Wednesday 22 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 24 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 24 Jan 25 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm
Saturday 25 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Saturday 25 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Sunday 26 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Sunday 26 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Monday 27 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Monday 27 Jan 25 3.15pm 3.35pm 4.20pm 4.30pm 5.10pm 5.30pm
Wednesday 29 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 31 Jan 25 10.25am 10.45am 11.30am 11.40am 12.20pm 12.40pm
Friday 31 Jan 25 6.50pm 7.35pm 7.45pm 8.25pm 8.45pm

 

One Way Return 10 Trips# Stanley Bay Surcharge
Adults $45.00 $75.00 $335.00 $5.00 pp
Children (5 to 15yrs inclusive*) $28.00 $40.00 $185.00 $5.00 pp
Secondary Student* $28.00 $40.00 $185.00 $5.00 pp
Family One-Way Pass** $105.00 n/a n/a $5.00 pp
Additional Luggage*** $12.00 - - -
Dangerous Goods*** Free - - -
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.

Biosecurity

 

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 & Outdoor Gear

Footwear, tents and outdoor gear should be clean of mud and soil before boarding the ferry. This is to prevent unwanted seeds reaching the island. There is a permanent shoe brush available for use at Pier 6 up on Queens Wharf.

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 Ferry Service Luggage Allowance

General Luggage

Each passenger may bring the equivalent of one carry on bag and one medium size suitcase

Carry on bag: Max 7Kg
Medium sized suitcase:  Max 23Kg

Maximum Dimensions
No single dimension may exceed 1.5m

Additional luggage is carried at the discretion of the Master and will be charged for accordingly.

Additional Luggage: $10 per item
Unaccompanied Luggage will not be carried

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods of a certain size, quantity, and substance may be brought aboard the ferry at no charge.

Dangerous Goods must be declared to the crew and are carried at the sole discretion of the vessel’s Master.

Please note that there is very limited space on board for dangerous goods.

Gas Bottle: Max 9kg
Fuel Jerry can: Max 20L
Batteries: Max 23kg

Other Items

Items that will not be carried:
Furniture and Whiteware
Bulk Construction Materials
Large Solar Panels
Large Batteries
Large Generators
Lawnmowers

Small plants may be carried provided that Department of Conservation biosecurity requirements are met.

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 Auckland Sea Shuttles
Website Website Website
0800 732 546 0211 666 136 0508732748

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.

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.

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 6

Ferries depart from Pier 6, which is located behind the main ferry terminal building on Quay street.

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

Stanley Bay Ferry Terminal

Ferries depart from Stanley Bay wharf, which is located off Calliope Road, Stanley Bay. Please refer to our timetable for sailings that include a Stanley Bay pick up or drop off option.

Drop off/ Picks ups

There is space available by Stanley Bay wharf for pick ups and drop offs.

Parking

Public street parking off 166 Calliope Road may be available.

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 6 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

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?

Please click here to view our luggage allowance

Do you carry pets?

Yes, you can travel with your pet on our ferries, however specific animal pests such as rabbits, ferrets and stoats are not permitted. To ensure everyone’s comfort and safety, please read our terms & conditions on domestic animals on board.

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

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