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The vehicle ferry which operates a continuous service during the day and a reduced service until 10:00pm. Bookings are not required and you pay on board.
Car Ferry Facts
First ferry Leaves Okiato 06:40am (mainland side), Leaves Opua 06:50am (Russell side)
Last ferry leaves: Okiato 2200 (mainland side) , Leave Opua 2150 (Russell side)
Travel time: 10mins
Tickets: Purchased on board - cash and eftpos/visa available
There are a number of passenger Ferry's that run between Russell and Paihia regularly throughout the day. The trip is approx 15 mins. First ferry leaves Russell at 7am departing Paihia at 7.20am and goes approx every 20mins during the summer and half hour during the winter. From 5pm the ferry drops to every hour last ferry departing 10.00pm from Russell and 10:30 from Paihia. Pay on board. Please check with reception for current time table and prices.
Pease note A fast ferry operates during summer on demand and takes about 5 mins
What our customers say
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel won our hearts from day one with their exceptional food and wine. With each visit we were wowed by the extensive menu, but most impressive were the team who work at The Duke. They are warm, hospitable and fun, and experts at what they do. Having expert advice from Ida with the wedding plans was invaluable; she is a wealth of local knowledge and creative ideas, making it a fun and stress free process. The magical setting of Russell gave us endless options for our service and photos, and it was fantastic to have the Duke's beautiful veranda as a very attractive 'plan' for the ceremony in case of rain (which is rare in Russell).Our day went seamlessly and we can't recommend the Duke enough. We are thrilled to be part of the Duke family for life, and look forward to many return trips to visit our new friends in this jewel of the Bay of Islands.
- Rebecca & Dave, 9 April 2016Read More Reviews