East by West Ltd operate two harbour ferries the City Cat and the larger Cobar Cat.
They run a variety of services, mostly between Queens Wharf and Days Bay, but they also regularly include Matiu/Somes Island, Seatoun and Petone wharves.
At certain times of the year they also operate harbour cruises. Visit their website for more information.
Two shipping companies (KiwiRail Shipping and Strait Shipping) offer around 4,000 sailings a year connecting Wellington to the South Island.
KiwiRail Shipping’s Interislander operates between Wellington and Picton in Marlborough, carrying railway wagons, cars, trucks and passengers.
Visit their website for information on timetables and fares.
Strait Shipping’s passenger ferry service, Bluebridge, sails daily, year-round between its central city Wellington terminal and Picton. The Bluebridge service carries passengers, vehicles and cargo.
Strait Shipping has been transporting cargo across the Cook Strait between Wellington and Picton/Nelson since 1992. They specialise in roll-on/roll-off, containers, break-bulk and livestock.
Visit their website for more information.