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

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. We review applications twice per month, and will get back to you as soon as we can.

Bands on Board will not be available between the 26th of July and 22nd of August 2021. Kaitaki is going for her annual check up and will not be operating during this time. Thank you for your understanding, the Bands on Board team

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*We will cover the cost of a maximum of 6 passengers, who must all be members of the band, and 1 standard vehicle (car, SUV or van) per group. Standard retail fares apply for a trailer, friends and family of the band, or an extra vehicle (including driver).