Join The Red Boats for a relaxing cruise through Auckland's upper Waitemata Harbour to the award winning Historic Riverhead Tavern.
Departing from Westhaven Marina in downtown Auckland you soon leave the city in you're wake as the cruise takes you under the Auckland Harbour Bridge towards the unchartered waters of the upper harbour estuary. Along the way you'll pass scenic points of interest and landmarks including the Chelsea Sugar Refinery, Kauri Point and Herald Island.
Continuing on the cruise passes Riverlea, Brighams Creek, and Harkins Point tracing the footsteps of the early traders and scows that once negotiated these waters.
After 90 minutes of relaxed cruising, and taking in the sites with informative commentary along the way you arrive at the historic Riverhead Tavern.
At around 150 years old the Riverhead Tavern is one of the oldest and most prestigious taverns in New Zealand, rich in history and more popular than ever there are a multitude of options to enjoy here from fantastic à la carte dining at The Landing Restaurant, to simple pub fare and a cold beer in the sun at the Portage Sports Bar. After a couple of hours relaxing at the tavern it's time to board the vessel again for the return trip to Auckland. Enjoy a drink from the onboard cash bar, take in the sights and play a tune on the juke box there's still plenty of time to relax and enjoy life on the return journey.
Note: Price includes the Cruise Only. Dining at Riverhead Tavern is separate, as are drinks from the cash bar onboard the boat.
The Riverhead Cruise departures are based around tidal access to the upper Waitemata harbour (normally working 2 hours either side of high tide). Please note that the times below on the inventory grid are indicative only and you must contact the operator after booking to confirm the exact departure time.
Location: The Red Boats Riverhead Cruise departs from Pier Z, Westhaven Marina, downtown Auckland.
Hi Mark, Super glad you had a great day out with your son on our Riverhead Cruiser, hope to see you back for another great Red Boats experience.
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