Interislander fares & payments options

Our range of Interislander fares and payments options are designed to help you book your sailing today.

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Interislander fare types: 



Cancellation policy
change of sailing
Change transfer fee
No refund
Yes, up to one hour prior to sailing subject to availability
Yes - if no Websaver fare is available, you'll pay the fare difference
Saver Change
50% refund
Yes, up to one hour prior to sailing subject to availability
Only if a Saver Change fare isn't available, you'll pay the difference to upgrade.
Easy Change
100% refund
Yes, up to one hour prior to sailing subject to availability

All our fare types automatically include Family discountsSenior discountsStudent discounts (see our Discounts & Deals section for more information).


Added comfort

Regardless of which fare type you choose, you can add the Plus Lounge or a private cabin to your booking to make your journey comfortable.

Plus Lounge

Interislander Plus Lounges provide a refined, child-free, environment with food and drink included. It's the perfect way to travel, leaving you refreshed and relaxed for your onward journey.

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Kaitaki Cabins

If you select a Kaitaki sailing then you can add a private cabin. Kaitaki Cabins come with 4 bunk beds and an en-suite bathroom, allowing you to enjoy some relaxing downtime and arrive reinvigorated.

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Changing sailings

To give you peace of mind, all our fares come with the option to change sailings up to 1 hour before your scheduled departure. If you booked online, then you can login online to change your sailing. Alternatively, call our Contact Centre during office hours.

Our Easy Change fare is the most flexible and all you need to do is choose another sailing.  For Websaver and Saver Change fares, you can change your sailing free of charge if the same fare type is available on your preferred sailing.  If not, you can pay the difference in fares but will retain your original fare terms and conditions  (e.g. if you transfer from Websaver to Easy Change, your fare will still be non-refundable).


Booking online

For online bookings, we accept the following payment methods:

Credit & Debit Cards*

• VISA • Mastercard
• VISA Debit • Mastercard Debit
• Diners Club • American Express
• JCB (Japan)  

POLi Pay Bank Transfer

We provide secure online bank transfer payments using POLi Pay. When you reach the payments page for your online booking, select POLi Payment (instead of credit card) and follow the instructions. POLi Pay transactions do not incur a fee.

Please note: POLi Pay cannot process refunds. If you request a refund, then we will need to contact you via email to validate your bank details. Please allow up to 30 days for POLi Pay refunds to be processed.

Cruisey Pay

Get your holiday booked today with Cruisey Pay, our monthly instalment payment plan. 

Cruisey Pay is available on any booking over $100, booking at least 6 weeks in advance of travel. 

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Booking at the Terminal

Tickets can also be purchased at Wellington Ferry Terminal or Picton Ferry Terminal. You can turn up on the day and pay at Check-in or come into our Terminals book in advance using the following payment methods:



We accept New Zealand Dollars only. There are no currency exchange facilities at the terminals or ATM cash machines so please come prepared if you wish to pay by cash.  

Credit & Debit Card*

• American Express • VISA Debit
• Mastercard • Diners Club
• Mastercard Debit • JCB (Japan)
• Farmer's Card

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