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The trip


Going on the ferry is an exciting experience for the whole family, and with Bluebridge your family is well looked after. There are family change areas centrally located on both ships, free movies, activities for the kids, hearty and healthy food options, play areas, ample lounges and safe outdoor areas.

Free activities

Kids doing their free activity bookEach child receives a free activity pack when they travel with us. These awesome little packs include a 16 page activity booklet full of games, stickers and colouring pencils. All of these free pirate goodies come housed in a special Captain Bluebeard bag that fits nicely over most car head rests so your little ones can continue their pirate adventure on the remaining road trip!


Free family-friendly movies

Children watching a movieCatch a free recent release movie with your kids! There’s always a G-rated or PG-rated film showing in our kid’s areas to ensure fun for the whole family.


Child friendly spaces

Family cabins

family cabin w peopleWe understand that when travelling with little ones it's nice to have your own space. Why not hire a family sized four berth cabin onboard the Straitsman. These cost just $60 each way and can include a portacot if required at no extra charge. You can reserve a cabin for your family when making your online ferry booking with us or visit reception onboard before the ferry departs. Our private cabins are popular so we recommend that you book one with your ferry ticket to avoid disappointment.

Play areas

Family room Strait FeroniaOur Bluebridge ferries have ample indoor lounge spaces that include play areas for children.  Plus you can keep an eye out for wildlife in the outdoor areas all over the ship. 

Change stations

Family change areas are centrally located near the lounges on board and inside our Wellington and Picton passenger terminals.


Captain Bluebeard's Little Pirate Meal

kids boxes webCaptain Bluebeard's little pirate meal goes down a treat with children on board. For just $10, wee ones get three fish pieces with hot chips, Just Juice box, a slurpee and a set of free collectable pirate tattoos.

We offer a range of healthy snacks and baking along with some of New Zealand's most loved brands like Cookie Time. 

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