Bands on Board

Interislander is proud to support New Zealand entertainers by inviting them to perform in exchange for free passage

The Bill Hickman Band and Cameron "Dusty" Burnell performing on Kaitaki

Play to Pay for your crossing


Please note: We are currently backstage making some tweaks to the programme.  In the meantime we are not taking applications.  Stay tuned - we hope to be back for summer.

Each year, Kaitaki hosts hundreds of bands and performers who keep passengers entertained in exchange for their Interislander crossing to the other side.

This offer is open to bands and entertainers who would like to perform on-board Kaitaki in return for free passage*. Once you submit your application, completed in full, we will review and let you know via email.

You must apply at least one month prior to desired travel date and performances must be family-friendly.


Please note: applications are closed temporarily while we review the scheme.