Live ship location

See where Strait Shipping ships are right now! The real time map below shows our most recent ship movements on Cook Strait. The location data is supplied by marinetraffic.com and is updated frequently so the ship positions are usually accurate to within a few minutes.

Our ships

Strait Shipping's passenger and freight ships – the Santa Regina and the Straitsman – sail Cook Strait between New Zealand’s North and South Islands up to four times daily. Both ships are equipped with state-of-the-art design and safety features, and offer exceptional on board comfort.

The Straitsman

Built in 2005, the Danish designed and Dutch built Straitsman is the most modern vessel sailing Cook Strait. Formerly called the Dueodde, the ship joined our fleet in 2010 after connecting the Island of Bornholm with the Danish mainland. This purpose built roll-on roll-off vessel has a range of green feature including its fuel efficiency and utilisation of waste heat for heating hot water and passenger areas. Find out more

The Santa Regina

The 14588 ton, 1300 lane metre Santa Regina operates under the Bluebridge passenger brand but is a key provider of Strait Shipping's freight offering. Suitable for every type of freight from livestock to breakbulk or overdimensional loads, the Santa Regina sails twice daily from both Picton and Wellington.  Find out more


The Cook Strait

Cook Strait is the stretch of water between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It connects the Tasman Sea on the northwest with the South Pacific Ocean on the southeast, and runs next to the capital city, Wellington. It is 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide at its narrowest point.  The strait is named after James Cook, the first European commander to sail through it, in 1770.