Air Chathams flies a scheduled service 6 days a week over summer.
Flights are available from Wgtn - Mon, Wed, Fri. Akl - Thur & Sat. ChCh -Tue.
Flight time is approximately 2 hours
Prices vary, it is best to get in early. We can purchase fares as part of our quoted package, provided you have not already made a booking directly with Air Chathams.
Pitt Island is approximately 14km south of Chatham Island - a 50 minute boat ride from Owenga or 20 minutes by plane. The closest boat landing point is Flowerpot Bay.
Pitt Island is serviced most days over summer by Air Chathams’ six-seater Cessna 206. This is an on-demand service. We will arrange all transfer flights for our guests.
The Cessna flights courier live crayfish to the main island and bring tourists and supplies to the island. Bulk supplies and all other goods are shipped from Timaru or Napier. Ship arrival time is an island affair, all hands are required to operate the barge and to unload and load the ship for a quick turnaround. Over summer, shipping can occur every 6 - 8 weeks.