More Interislander passenger sailings for summer

04 November 2014 9:09AM

Interislander is pleased to announce the addition of an additional return passenger sailing for the summer months.

The 6:45am Aratere service from Wellington on Mondays, which up until now has been a freight-only sailing, will now be a passenger sailing.  Her return journey from Picton will depart at 10:45am and will also be opened up for passengers. 

Aratere will be configured to take up to 348 passengers, as well as 15 trucks, 115 cars, and up to 30 rail freight wagons.

Interislander’s Acting Sales and Marketing Manager Simon Payne says the extra passenger sailings are in response to strong customer demand over the summer season.

“It’s our peak time of year, and traditionally we see heavy passenger loads from now through until around the end of Daylight Savings, so opening Aratere up for passengers is essential.”

Aratere’s new Monday passenger service is effective immediately and can be booked by visiting



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