Tauranga Barge Company

A subsidiary of Port Blakely Ltd

Skookum

Owned by the Tauranga Barge Company, a subsidiary of Port Blakely Ltd., and staffed by a certified skipper and deckhand, Skookum is a 30-metre, roll-on and roll-off vehicle ferry operating in the Tauranga Harbour. Skookum provides safe, user-friendly service between the mainland and Matakana Island to fee-paying traffic.

Service Locations: Ramps
  • Matakana - Pane Pane ramp (Forest Access Permit may apply) 
  • Mount Maunganui - Port of Tauranga - Butters Landing (Forestry only - Port access card required)
  • Tauranga - Sulfur Point, Cross Road (adjacent to Sanford Fish Shop)  
Capacity 

Two heavy truck and trailer units plus seven cars, or 21 cars, or one truck and trailer plus 12 cars.

Maximum Load 

120 tonnes (deck area 30 x 10 metres)

Hours 

Sailing times vary depending on forestry operations on Matakana Island, but typical weekday hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the ferry for availability. Special sailings, callouts and charters can be arranged.

Fares, Contacts, Terms and Conditions

DAILY CHARGE UP FARES TO/FROM MATAKANA ISLAND

Tauranga Barge Current Price List

Undiscounted

One way incl GST

Return incl GST

A = Truck – Trailer

$180.00

$360.00

A* = Off highway truck

$205.00

$410.00

B = Heavy truck/TT up

$135.00

$270.00

C = Heavy vehicle (3000-5000kg)

$75.00

$150.00

G = Light work truck

$40.00

$80.00

D = Light vehicles (<2000kg, car, ute)

$35.00

$70.00

E = Small trailer

$16.00

$32.00

F = Passengers

$5.00

$10.00


As of 1 February 2018

Please note that these fares may not include Wharfage charged by ramp providers.

TAURANGA BARGE COMPANY – A SUBSIDIARY OF PORT BLAKELY LTD 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – SKOOKUM – TAURANGA HARBOUR SERVICE

These terms apply to all carriage of goods undertaken by Tauranga Barge Company on its vessel Skookum while operating in the Tauranga Harbour.

Carriage of goods on the service is covered by the provisions of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 No 5 (CCLA).  

The responsibility for carriage begins when the goods are accepted for carriage once loading commences under the supervision of the vessel’s crew. Responsibility ends when the goods have been discharged off the barge under the supervision of the vessel’s crew.

All goods are carried on “limited carrier’s risk” terms. The Tauranga Barge Company Ltd will be liable for any goods lost or damaged up to the limit of liability as prescribed in s 259 of the Act or any subsequent amendment thereto only.

Tauranga Barge Company Ltd has the right to refuse the carriage of any goods and/or vehicle for any reason whatsoever including, but not limited to, whether they have concerns that a vehicle and/or the goods are volatile in nature, dangerous, offensive or likely to cause harm to other passengers, the crew and/or the barge.

The carriage of dangerous goods is regulated by the Maritime Rules. Dangerous goods must be declared to Tauranga Barge Company Ltd prior to boarding. All goods are carried at the discretion of Tauranga Barge Company Ltd.

Nothing herein shall override any provision of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 where otherwise applicable.

Vessel contact: 027 476 3599
Office: 07 575 0049
Manager and after hours: 027 407 0347