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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington
    Descriptive info: .. Bookings.. Phone.. :.. 04 499 1282.. Fax.. 04 499 1288.. Email.. info@eastbywest.. co.. nz.. Home.. The Way Across.. Places to see.. Local Attractions.. Timetables.. Fares.. Chartering the Ferry.. Days Bay Eastbourne Businesses.. School Concessions.. Seatoun News.. Commuter Newsletter.. Chit Chat.. Contact Us.. Virtual Experience.. Take a  ...   clip below.. East By West Ferries.. You haven’t experienced Wellington until you’ve been on Wellington’s unique Harbour Ferry Service.. Up to 16 return harbour crossings daily between Queens Wharf and Days Bay and calling into Matiu Somes Island.. See our timetable page for full details!.. 2014 EastByWest..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » The Way Across
    Descriptive info: Queens Wharf.. The ferrys home berths are in the heart of Queens Wharf with our ticket office in the new Meridian Building directly opposite.. The ticket office is right in the middle on the waterfront side.. Our neighbours on either side are the Wagamama Restaurant (north side) and on the other side, Porto Fino Italian Restaurant! (No shortage of great dining options here!).. We also now have new floating pontoon facilities for easy access and our new ferry office is located pretty much directly opposite the ferry berth.. We have up to 16 sailings daily leaving Queens Wharf for Days Bay.. The trip across from Queens Wharf to Days Bay takes 20 minutes if a direct sailing, or 30 minutes if  ...   the morning and 2 in the afternoon evening.. Check the timetable page for full setails.. Additionally in the weekends we operate our round Harbour Explorer Tours.. (fine weather only please check on the day 4943339).. calling in at Petone Seatoun as well as the regular stops at Days Bay, Matiu Somes Island and Seatoun.. On the trip, out you ll have great views back to Wellington City and really get a feel for what makes Wellington and its harbour surrounds so special.. It s also not uncommon to see dolphins and other sealife playing in the harbour, and our skippers and friendly crew just love an opportunity to share with passengers their wealth of knowledge on the harbour, its history and inhabitants..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Places to see
    Descriptive info: Queens Wharf is a vibrant area full of interesting things to do and see, including waterfront cafes restaurants, the City to Sea Maritime Museum, ( a must-see for visitors!), Fergs Rock Kayak and much more! Check out the official waterfront website for more information:.. www.. wellingtonwaterfront.. Also Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, the most vibrant and interesting museum in the Southern Hemisphere, is just a stroll away around the waterfront past Frank Kitts park.. Matiu / Somes Island.. This fascinating Island, only recently opened to the public, is a reserve administered by the Department of Conservation.. It is steeped in local history, from early Maori settlement to more recent times as a prisoner of war camp, and quarantine station.. Now it is being allowed to revert back to its native flora and fauna.. Being rodent free, the birdlife is amazing and you may even be lucky enough to see the native tuatara that have recently been reintroduced to the island.. The views from all over the easy walking tracks on the island are unsurpassed and not to be missed!.. Check out the accompanying link video clip highlighting the natural and historic heritage of Matiu Somes Island, Wellington Harbour s larget island.. You can glimpse endangered species such as Tuatara and giant weta- one of the world s heaviest insect.. Also you learn about the island s rich history, from the days of the Maori living there to the human and animal quarantine station and through to  ...   a 5 minute walk through to the Jackson St.. On your way, you may like to call in at the Petone Settlers Museum.. The Museum is just a couple of minutes walk along the esplanade from the wharf and its full of Petone s rich early history and settler development.. For those who enjoy shopping and cafes, Jackson Street in Petone has got to be one of the most exciting retail precincts in the country, and has just about everything for the shopper, casual visitor and tourist.. Along a retail strip nearly a kilometre in length are a huge variety of specialty shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, neatly arranged among unique heritage buildings and displaying a wide range of goods and services simply not available elsewhere.. Visiting Jackson Street is an experience of old world charm and modern service.. Where else can you buy a packet of nails (only as many as you need), or sample a slice of Dutch cheese and then relax in a funky cafe with a superb latte or sip a quality New Zealand wine on a sunny sidewalk?.. The Jackson Street experience can be as simple as enjoying a superb coffee, or a day s outing of full-on shopping, strolls to take in the heritage buildings, and a meal or entertainment to finish the day.. Petone also boasts a range of specialty food stores in close proximity to Jackson St, including the hugely popular La Bella Italia.. A must visit for brunch or lunch..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Local Attractions
    Descriptive info: Days Bay.. One of Wellington s best swimming beaches set against a backdrop of beautiful native forest.. Attractions include great waterfront cafes, restaurants and an arts and craft shop.. Also the Pavilion in Williams Park, opposite the wharf, is renowned for its icecreams, a duck pond and easy, short bush walks.. Eastbourne village is just a 10-minute stroll around the foreshore with more shops and restaurants on offer.. So head over for an icecream in the park or lunch or dinner on the waters edge at one of the superb cafe all within 2 mins from Days Bay wharf.. The Katherine Mansfield Connection.. Katherine Mansfield s family, the Beauchamps, took a summerhouse at Days Bay for several years.. One of these houses is 3 Marine Drive, and the other can be seen from Puriri Street, looking towards 283 Muritai Road.. It is a white wooden house with a green roof, and white brick chimney.. One of Mansfield s best-known stories, At the Bay , describes Days Bay and draws upon her memories of  ...   Range, which are accessible from Days Bay.. These walks are through native bush and offer the opportunity to see a variety of birdlife.. Days Bay Beach.. The Days Bay beach is sheltered with light sand and safe swimming.. There are boats, bikes and kayaks all for hire at the friendly.. Boatshed.. and there s fishing off the wharf for the kids and even those bigger kids!.. Cafes and Restaurants Days Bay.. Days Bay boasts some wonderful little restaurants and cafes, and all within a 2 minute walk from the wharf.. The.. Cobar Restaurant Bar.. has great dining and boasts superb views and an outside deck Next door is the quaint Blue Penguin Cafe which has the best ice creams! And next to that again is the relaxed and fun.. Chocolate Dayz Cafe.. with super coffees and tempting brunch food!.. And while you there its a must to pop into.. Van Heldens Gallery.. Lots of superb local crafts and art and if you re looking for gifts or souvenirs, you ll find some treasures here!..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Fares
    Descriptive info: Ferry Fares Office / Bookings: Ph 499 1282 Timetable enquiries Metlink 801 7000: Daily status ph 494 3339.. One Way or one sector fares are the same whether travel between Queens Wharf Days Bay or Queens Wharf Seatoun or Petone.. Return fares are double one way fares.. Matiu Somes Island fares are all return fares and again the same price irrespective of your departure berth.. NZ SENIORS Please note!..  ...   anytime 9.. 00am to 3.. 00pm and after 6.. 30pm.. Weekends and public holidays all day free! That also includes Matiu Somes Island!.. Days Bay.. 1 way.. Return.. 10 Trip.. Monthly.. Adult.. $11.. 00.. $22.. $87.. $270.. Student.. (With Valid ID).. $9.. $18.. $61.. $199.. Child.. (3 - 15 years).. $6.. $12.. $37.. -.. Family.. (2 Adults 4 Children).. Seatoun.. Adult.. $71.. $54.. $58.. Somes Island.. $23.. $19.. $67..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Chartering the Ferry
    Descriptive info: Christmas Cruises.. Book.. any of the below cruises for your Christmas Cruise this year but do book early to avoid disappointment as we do always sell out.. It s the best Xmas party around and our clients keeping coming back! If you re tired of the regular restaurant routine, then come on board and let our friendly East By West crew work their magic with you! We ll show you a Wellington you haven t experienced before! Our nights are informal and fun and everyone mixes.. No top tables here!.. 1.. Dinner Cruising.. Our old favourite for those wanting a full-on evening of music, food and fun.. We have a superb sound system onboard (upstairs/downstairs) with party music for entertainment and dancing.. Also please feel free.. to bring your own Ipod or phone music and we can play it.. through our system.. During the cruise around the harbour, you will be served a delicious buffet banquet and of course the bar is open for your choice of wine, beer and spirits.. (A copy of our Dinner Menu is set out below.. ).. Hors d oeuvres will be served as soon as the ferry sets sail with a continuous open bar for drinks.. Dinner is usually served an hour into the cruise once the ferry has anchored in a sheltered spot.. After dinner, the music is in action with plenty of dancing and entertainment.. If you have any special requirements or requests, please let us know and we will be happy to oblige if possible.. Cost $59.. 75 per head inclusive of cruise, buffet dinner and entertainment.. (Minimum number 30 guests.. On Fri Sat during Nov Dec, minimum 35 guests).. Departs Queens Wharf 8.. 00pm, returns 11.. 00pm.. CHRISTMAS CRUISING.. The Evening Fare.. Hors d oeuvres served with drinks on boarding:.. Antipas.. to Platter.. A selection of dried fruit and nuts.. Cheeseboard with Turkish Bread.. Marinated New Zealand Green Mussels.. Chip Platter with Salsa and Hummus.. ~.. Choice Cut Marinated Sirloin Steaks.. Fresh Tarakihi, baked in tin foil parcels with a Lemon Pepper Marinade.. Glazed Champagne Ham.. A selection of salad.. s including the choice of Fresh Green Salad, Moroccan Carrot, Orzo Pasta.. Specialty Thai Kumara Salad, Roast Vegetables and Couscous and Bacon/Aioli and  ...   per head ( Minimum number 30 pax)Normally departs Queens Wharf 12 noon returns 2.. 4.. Cocktail Cruising.. If you are just looking for a special cocktail hour, perhaps before dinner in town or as part of a mystery tour, then this is the one for you.. You ll be served hors d oeuvres on board while you tour the harbour in the comfort of our spacious catamaran and our fully licensed bar will of course be open to serve your drinks.. Cost per head $42.. 50 inclusive of cruise and hors d oeuvres.. Departs Queens Wharf.. Week Days 8.. 00pm, returns 10.. Weekends by arrangement from 5pm.. 5.. Hire by the hour.. Another option is to hire the boat by the hour, which doesn t include food.. We have a great selection of music and food options available on a per head basis, ranging from nibbles to a full meal, which can accompany the cruise.. Or you are more than welcome to organise your own catering if you wish, with this option.. Weddings, birthdays, social functions, we ll put together a cruise to suit! To hire the ferry, the cost is $595 for one hour, $1075 for 2 hours and $1450 for 3 hours.. The Fine Print.. The ferry accommodates up to 65 guests on catered cruises.. The minimum number for the evening cruise mid-week is 30, and on Friday Saturday during November December, the minimum number is 35.. A deposit of $15 per head is required to confirm a cruise.. Confirmed numbers at the time of deposit may decrease by a maximum of 10% if notified 48 hours prior to the cruise but in no circumstances can numbers drop below the minimum required.. The balance of the cruise payment is required on or before the night.. The bar can be run on a tab to be paid at the end of the evening or on a pay-as-you-go basis.. There is something for everyone so do give us a call on 04 499 1282.. We can then send or fax out menus to you and discuss any other queries you may have.. To book a cruise, we do require a $15 per head deposit and the balance is payable on or before the night..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Days Bay Eastbourne Businesses
    Descriptive info: Page under construction.. Watch this page develop in later 2013 as all our Days Bay Eastbourne business friends show what they can offer you on your visit over to the Bays.. First up just a minutes walk from the Days Bay Wharf:.. Van Helden Gallery is an  ...   NZ art, pottery,glassware and jewellery for 45 years.. Situated on the beach front at idyllic Days Bay, Van Helden Gallery offers original and affordable paintings, and gifts for every occasion.. We will gift-wrap, pack and send your selection anywhere in New Zealand or around the world.. vanheldengallery..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » School Concessions
    Descriptive info: Enjoy the best of Wellington with a cruise on the citys unique harbour ferry service.. Now offering 3 specific tailored cruise options for school groups:.. The Matiu Somes Island Excursion.. Explore this fascinating island steeped in.. local history from early Maori settlement to.. its more recent status as a DOC reserve.. The.. views from all over the easy walking tracks.. are unsurpassed.. Native bird life abounds.. and you may even see a residential Tuatara!.. Departs Queens Wharf 10.. 00am 12.. Returns from Matiu 12.. 50pm 3.. 25pm.. School party concession price.. All passengers $12.. 00 (adults included).. The Harbour Discovery Cruise.. An Adventurous and fun way to explore.. Wellington Harbour aboard the Dominion.. Post ferry.. A live on board commentary.. especially tailored to the children s.. age group reveals the harbours.. rich and exciting heritage.. 00am.. Returns Queens wharf 11.. 30am.. All passengers $14.. For Bookings for.. Matiu Somes Island Excursion and the Harbour Discovery Cruise.. Ph 04 499 1282.. Fax 04 499 1288.. eastbywest.. The New Ship Chip Trip.. A day excursion exploring Matiu/Somes Island, the historic Petone foreshore and Wellington s fabulous waterfront only $26.. 00 per student ($22.. 00 per adult) including lunch.. All with one phone call to experience:.. Museum of Wellington Queens  ...   Museum.. Educators will provide a programme which includes the arrival of colonial settlers and early interaction with Tangata Whenua Maori inhabitants.. Fish and chips are delivered for lunch, courtesy of John s Fish Market, before the ferry transfers you to Matiu Somes Island.. You ll be met by Department of Conservation Educators who introduce you to the island s history and unique flora and fauna.. The ferry operators provide an entertaining harbour commentary on the ride back to Queens Wharf (arr approx 2.. 00pm) where you ll be met by Museum staff before exploring the Wharf area where you can find out about its changing role from service area for commerce and sea traffic to recreation and leisure destination.. Payment is required on the day.. Minimum group size 35, maximum 80.. Duration 8.. 45 am to 2.. 45 pm.. Recommended for Levels 3 and up.. *Over 2000 students have already enjoyed this exciting programme!.. Price for Ship Chips Trip is $26.. 00 per student and $22.. 00 per adult, includes ferry transfers, Museum programmes, teaching resources and fish chip lunch.. Bookings for the Ship Chips Trip should be directed to :.. Shelley Gardner.. Education Services.. Museum of Wellington.. museumofwellingtoneducation@wmt.. org.. Tel 04 496 1943.. Fax 04 4961949..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Seatoun News
    Descriptive info: To all our Seatoun supporters.. July 16th, 2010 by daniel.. from our earlier request for ideas to assist with promoting the existing daily Seatoun service, I would just like to thank everyone who responded.. There were some really great ideas (and some wacky ones!) and we certainly utilised a few of them and it was most successful campaign.. We promoted our  ...   4th, 2009 by Jeremy.. Firstly let me say from all the team here at East By West, we love the support we get from our passionate Seatounites supporters and we really enjoy our daily visits to Seatoun Wharf! As I believe most of you know, we re really keen to increase our services in and out of Seatoun and add [ ]..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Commuter Newsletter
    Descriptive info: October Newsletter.. October 1st, 2014 by Jeremy.. Dear Commuter We hope you all have been enjoying the sunshine Wellington has been putting on for us these last two days.. It’s a taste of what summer has installed for us! A shot of Oriental Bay yesterday! We would like to advise on a small change to our schedule [ ].. Late Night Sailing.. September 11th, 2014 by Jeremy.. Dear Commuter This is just a quick update that we are running a late night sailing for this weekend’s international rugby test match All Blacks v South Africa details below: All Blacks- South Africa Saturday 13th September 2014 Game starts 7.. 35pm Westpac Stadium If you’re coming over from Days Bay suggest you catch [ ].. Friends of the Ferry.. June 17th, 2014 by Jeremy.. Dear Friends of the Ferry There has been a lot of talk recently of an appetite for an informal get together for our ferry commuters and we think it’s a superb idea! We’re always in a hurry and even on the ferry we never actually get the time to talk with some of our fellow [ ].. Commuter Survey Results.. May 8th, 2014 by Jeremy.. East By West Ferries On Board Commuter Survey April 14 144 respondents Summary of Results Reliability of Service 97% very good or good Punctuality in Departure Times 92.. 35% very good or good Customer Service 98% very good or good Facilities offered on board 84% very good or good Notification of [ ].. Commuter Survey..  ...   5th, 2013 by Jeremy.. Murray Gibbons a local Eastbourne identity and artist came up with the idea asking local artists to paint a photograph of the Bay he had taken from the hills on a superb evening with the ferry approaching the wharf in the distance.. Local artists Jacky Pearson, Alex Cooper and Kate Booth all jumped at the [ ].. November newsletter.. November 14th, 2013 by Jeremy.. Dear Commuter Wow, this year seems to have flown by and we’re now talking about Christmas! Is it just me or is time really speeding up? I’ve only just got over buying Christmas presents for last year and here we go again!!! With the approach of this next festive season the good news on the [ ].. And the winner is.. September 11th, 2013 by Jeremy.. Congratulations to David Williams who is the winner of our Circa Theatre ‘Midsummer’ performance competition.. David we hope you’ll enjoy the opening night show on Saturday 21st September plus the complimentary drinks and nibbles afterwards.. Have a great night.. We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week and has a wonderful weekend and here’s [ ].. September Newsletter.. September 5th, 2013 by Jeremy.. Dear Commuter We’ve had some extremes of weather this winter and as of today old man southerly is certainly true to form! But the good news is it’s September and officially the start of Spring so here’s to the warmer weather arriving soon.. Just remember Positively Wellington Tourism’s new mantra campaign “Today is [ ]..

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  • Title: East by West Ferries Wellington » Contact Us
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