Taio Shipping is the only interisland shipping company and its vessels are far from luxury cruise liners: there’s limited cabin space and some ships have no cabins at all. Showers and toilets are available to all passengers. Return trips to the islands of the Southern Group cost NZ$250. To the Northern Group, return fares are NZ$1200 in a cabin and NZ$450 for deck space. Ships only run one or two times per month.