Consider Auckland Water Taxis as your gateway to the gulf where it is possible for you to have a coffee in one of the many Cafes in the viaduct basin then walk less than 50 meters to our private dock to join your water taxi and within 30 minutes be sitting on an island beach setting up a picnic.

Why Choose Us?


We have a proven record of accomplishment and are a reputable company in New Zealand. We ensure that all our services are done with utmost professionalism while offering customers the support and accessibility.


For us, honesty is the only policy and we strive to deliver all our services with integrity. We are one of the most trusted Water Taxi companies in New Zealand.


We commit ourselves to use quality boats and tools to ensure that all trips and services are delivered to the highest standards and customers receive a great service.

Who We Are?

Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland water taxis operate 2 by purpose built vessels out of the viaduct harbour directly in front of O’Hagan’s in market square from which it services every island in the inner Hauraki Gulf and myriad destinations in the greater Auckland Area. We are more than happy to quote your requirements. A harbour cruise can provide unique entertainment for families and visiting friends. Auckland Water Taxis came into being 17 years ago when it became apparent that ferry timetables and limitations did not do justice to those keen to explore the magnificent islands of the Hauraki gulf, further there was a commercial need for urgent and not so urgent deliveries to points of the greater Auckland area and the gulf. A safe and reliable passenger service for those out for an evening or hilarity devoid of the risks inherent on our roads. Group bookings for unique events and locations are a specialty providing safe and affordable transport.

What We Can Offer You?


Auckland water taxis prides itself on its history of service we provide safe, enjoyable and affordable water transport solutions, be it to the inner gulf islands or the greater Auckland water front on a 24 /7 pre-booked service.

Weekend or longer period holidays on available islands afford the opportunity to be entranced by unique environments all within an hour of downtown Auckland. Our vessels cater for up to 11 passengers and a reasonable quantity of luggage.

Feel free to ask for a quote, you won’t be disappointed. Simply phone 0800 89 0007.


Where We Go?


In the 17 years Auckland water taxis has been operating we have witnessed a great many changes for the good in our area of operation, Rangitoto, Motutapu, Motuihe and Rakino islands are now pest free and harbour expanding eco systems of flora , fauna and avian life.

Sensible conditions aimed at protecting endangered species allows individuals to feel involved in these worthwhile projects and allow people of all ages to enjoy these special features.

For Rotoroa island, a relative new comer to eco-tourism, one can witness first-hand the vision of the Plowman family in returning this beautiful island to its natural best, Tiritirimatangi... 


Your Trusted Water Taxi Service.

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