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60-Minute Floating Cafe River Cruise Ex Hamilton Gardens

Join the friendly team at Waikato River Explorer onboard the floating cafe cruise with the best view in town along the mighty Waikato River!

Departing Hamilton Gardens, we’ll pass gorgeous views of the Waikato Region and hear fascinating onboard commentary about the rich history of this iconic New Zealand river.

Soak up the best view in town as you enjoy lunch or a snack which are available for purchase from our delicious onboard Café and fully licensed Bar on each cruise.

A memorable and visually stunning experience for the whole family to enjoy- this is a fabulous way to see the best of the Waikato region at a relaxed and enjoyable pace.

 

Because the vessel is protected in the weather, the 60 Minute Scenic Cruise makes for a fabulous activity no matter what the weather!

The crew at Waikato River Explorer look forward to having you onboard as we cruise New Zealand’s favorite river!

****PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are strictly are non-transferable. They can only be redeemed on the specific date/time you have purchased****

Adult $35.00
Child $17.50

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • Age Ranges:
  • Infants = Under 5s FREE
  • Children = 5-14 years
  • Adults = 15-64 years
  • Senior = 65-99 years
  • Please note: BYO booze and food is not allowed on board. Minimum 2 persons required for cruise to depart. Single bookings will be waitlisted to be confirmed.

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Lesley Mcilroy from New Zealand wrote on 28 January 2020

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Beautiful boat trip

Great commentary and very informative

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Thanks for the review and the wonderful images .. we hope to have you guys on board again soon ...

Gaurav Chaudhary from New Zealand wrote on 28 December 2019

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Friendly staff, awesome experience

Staff were very friendly and helpful, our group really enjoyed the experience.

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Thanks so much we loved having you guys on-board as well ...

Prasanna Prabhakaran from New Zealand wrote on 07 October 2019

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Good

The captain gave good description, seen some turtles as well but the city side of cruise is quiet

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Thanks for the four stars!

Richard Sharp from New Zealand wrote on 27 March 2020

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Waikato River Cruise

Waikato River boat cruise. Good value. Skipper and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. No continuous talking on the intercom, allowed passengers to digest words and think about the experience. l recommend this activity for Kiwi's, not just tourists.

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Thanks so much for the five stars. We hope to see you again soon Richard.

Megan from New Zealand wrote on 16 March 2020

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Great Trip

Very interesting trip. Staff were nice and friendly and helpful.

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Thanks for the review Megan. Glad you enjoyed your time on the mighty Waikato!

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