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Auckland Sea Shuttles are a water taxi operator based in Auckland, New Zealand. Our mission is to provide you with a fast, friendly and reliable service, getting you safely to wherever you want to be within the Hauraki Gulf.

Auckland Sea Shuttles is a chartered water taxi service. We can also take you on family days out, fishing and diving trips, and even out around the harbour at night for a great view of the city! The company was formed in 2013 by Steve Latham, who was already working as a skipper on the very same waters.

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Head Skipper

Auckland Sea Shuttles Founder & Operator

Auckland Sea Shuttles is owned and operated by skipper Steve Latham. Steve has over 20 years of experience working in the New Zealand tourism industry, from instructing scuba diving to running adventure tours and snowboarding trips. He is a natural people person and lives for being on (and in) the water.

Known for his energy and can-do approach, Steve started the water taxi company in 2013 after spending some time in Auckland skippering boats.

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Staying Pest Free

Prepare for your trip by being alert for stowaways such as Argentine ants, rainbow skinks, soil, seeds, mice or rats.


  • Make sure all food is packed and sealed in plastic rodent proof containers with lid. Ensure cardboard boxes are closed and taped — there must be no opportunity for an unwanted pest to access the box in transit.
  • Ensure all footwear and gear is clean and free of soil.
  • Thoroughly check any camping or overnight gear for stowaways. Gear that has been stored is high risk.
  • Thoroughly check seedlings, potting mix or plant matter to ensure there are no hitch-hikers.
  • Seal up your gear/food as soon as you have finished packing and leave them closed until you reach your destination.

Without your co-operation your trip may not be able to take place, so if you have any doubts or questions about biosecurity, please ask.

Visit or view their information flyer for further information on biosecurity.