Interislander's largest ferry, with restaurants, two movie theatres, a bar, shop, lounges and a whole deck dedicated to children, Kaitaki is a perfect fit for the whole family.
Kaitaki can carry up to 1,350 passengers. Onboard, she features a huge Ocean View Eatery, Hector's Café, Island Bar and Café, a large soft play area for children, a shop, cabins, nurseries, and three lounge choices - the Premium Lounge, a family-friendly Pelorus Jack Lounge, and the Queen Charlotte Lounge.
Kaitaki's most distinctive feature, the Lookout Atrium, has floor to ceiling windows across two levels. There is simply no better place to sit and watch the world float by.
Kaitaki has a choice of three lounges to travel in comfort across Cook Strait. Each includes a guaranteed seat and food and beverage options.
Pelorus Jack Lounge
If you're travelling with the family, the Pelorus Jack Lounge may be the perfect spot for you.
Large windows and comfortable chairs and tables ensure you get a great view of Wellington Harbour and the spectacular Marlborough Sounds. A light buffet and tea and coffee are included.
Children aged between 2 and 17 years are welcome.
Tickets to the Pelorus Jack Lounge are available from reception or online as you book.
Queen Charlotte Lounge
In this adults-only area you can relax in a comfortable leather recliner while you soak in the views. You'll also receive a $15 food and beverage voucher to use at any of the food outlets onboard Kaitaki.
Tickets to the Queen Charlotte Lounge are available from reception or online as you book.
Places to eat, drink and explore on Kaitaki
Kaitaki has a number of eateries, cafe's, bars, spaces for children, and a gift shop to enjoy onboard.
Island Bar and Café
A perfect place to grab a barista coffee and a croissant in the morning, or a cold beer, a glass of wine and a light snack in the afternoon, you'll find Island Bar and Café towards the rear of Deck 8.
On many sailings, you'll be treated to a range of live music courtesy of our Bands On Board programme.
Ocean View Eatery
With excellent food, including kids' meals, comfortable seats, stunning views and a relaxing environment, the Ocean View Eatery is a great place to settle down and enjoy the entire journey.
Located on Deck 7, towards the front of the ferry, if you are hankering after a delicious slice of cake or an amazing barista coffee, Hector's Café is the place to go.
The Lookout Atrium
Beyond the Island Bar & Café on Deck 8 you will find a large atrium, split across two levels and featuring floor to ceiling windows. There is quite simply no better place to sit and watch the world float by.
Whether you need a a cool new t-shirt, a pair of sunnies, or something entertaining for the kids, you will find it all in our gift shop on Deck 8. Remember to check out our range of Interislander souvenirs.
Outside Viewing Areas
Kaitaki has several large outdoor viewing areas around Deck 7 and a outdoor seating area on Deck 10. These spaces are perfect for soaking up the spectacular views of the Marlborough Sounds - so make sure you bring a camera!
Here are some of the other facilities available on Kaitaki to ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible.
Specially designed for children aged 3 to 10 years, Play Zone offers a fun and active environment. Light snacks and drinks are availble for hungry tummies. You'll find Play Zone on Deck 2.
Free Activity Books
Interislander Activity Books are packed full of activities and puzzles to keep the kids entertained throughout the journey. Books are available from the Gift Shop on Deck 8 and they are free.
Four small nurseries are available for those travelling with little ones. Each nursery has bathroom facilities, two comfortable chairs and a changing station. Nursery 4 also has a cot.
Kaitaki has two cinemas on Deck 2.
Movies, including new releases, are chosen daily and tickets are available from Play Zone on Deck 2.
Stay connected onboard with our free WiFi.
You can use up to 500MB. This is enough to enable you to check your emails, read the latest news and post on social media. If you want to watch a movie or your favourite TV show, we recommend you download it before you come onboard.
Kaitaki has a dedicated smoking and vaping area outside on Deck 7. Smoking and vaping is forbidden in all other areas of the ship.
Kaitaki has lifts to take you from the car decks to the passenger area and the lifts can also take you between Decks 8 and 9. There are ramps and handrails. Accessible toilets are available - just ask our crew for directions.
Bands on Board
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