Best Scenic Cruises in Wellington

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Wellington team

What better way to see the city at your leisure, than by taking a Scenic Cruise in Wellington. You can make short hops across the harbour, to Petone and Eastbourne, or go further afield up to the Kapiti Coast and Mana Island.

Wellington Scenic Cruises can be either city or coast based. Kapiti Island is a popular destination for nature eco-cruises, and you're bound to spot some rare, fascinating wildlife. Closer to the city, the harbour offers both quick hops across the water to the pretty eastern bay area, and more leisurely, tourist-based cruises. Head to the Ferry Terminal, Queens Wharf and Harbourside (Taranaki Wharf), to pick one of the many scenic cruises operating in Wellington's waters. You can even charter your own private cruise, and be taken to specific places that take your fancy. Popular destinations include Somes Island and Mana Island. Longer cruises to places like Picton and Blenheim in the South Island, are not to be missed, either.