School Boat Trips Auckland


We are licensed for up to 110 passengers for School trips to Rangitoto or Motutapu Islands.

We can cater for a day trip to Rangitoto or Motatapu Island or a transfer to the outdoor education camp at Islington bay. We have plenty of room in our cargo hold for all your luggage and camp equipment.

One of the more popular trips to do is to be dropped at the wharf on Rangitoto Island, walk to Islington bay and re-join the Vessel in Islington bay.

We are extremely flexible with any options you wish to explore and you will find our prices the value for money in Auckland.

Our Vessels

Our Vessels safe roomy 2 level Vessels and fully meet all Maritime New Zealand safety requirements to ISO 9002.

We run a current Safe Ship Management system which includes regular inspections and risk assessments for our operation.
We carry lifejackets for all passengers on board and all our staff have up to date Maritime Qualifications including current First Aid Certificates.
Our Vessels are purpose built for Ferry work and are ideal for any School outing.


Day trip Rangitoto or Motutapu: $16.00pp (Min Charge $850,00)

Motuihe Island: $20.00pp(Min Charge $950,00)
Camp transfer to Motutapu Island: $20.00pp Return (Min Charge $950.00)
These prices are for weekdays only, weekends by negotiation.

Bio Security

Help look after the island:

Motuihe is a predator free island, so all animals are prohibited. A pest eradication programme is on-going.

Important biosecurity information

Our vessels are licensed by the Department of Conservation and the Auckland Council to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf. We run a biosecurity system (on all our vessels) which meets the criteria to hold a ‘Pest-Free Warrant’ for the Hauraki Gulf.
What you need to do to prepare for your trip to pest-free Motuihe Island:
Please check your bags for stowaways: Mice, Rats, Argentine Ants and Rainbow Skinks to name a few.
Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds. Your lunch must be packed in a rodent-proof/ sealed container eg. hard plastic.
No open bags or boxes – everything you bring must be sealed or zipped closed.

If you would like to stay on the island overnight please book here.
Any overnight gear ie. sleeping bags, need to be checked for pest stowaways.
Food must be packed into rodent-proof/ sealed containers.
If you have any doubts or questions about your packed items please ask customer services staff or the boat crew.

Visit for further information on bio-security and the Pest-free Warrant.

Please ensure you go to & read our DOC Island information page for some important information you must know before travelling to DOC Islands
For Motutapu camp information go to:
For Information on Motuihe Island go to:

Ph 0800 Redboats for bookings

Contact Us


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Duration: 7 hours:
31 Westhaven Dr, Westhaven, Auckland City 1011, New Zealand