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Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier
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Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier

By Raft Fish NZ
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Ages 2-100, max of 120 per group
Duration: 5h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


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  • GWF8+R8 Napier, GWF8+R89 Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
    We meet you either from your ship or in Napier
Pickup details
  • We can either pick up from the port or from Napier city. Please note trips are bespoke. Times start once your ship is debarking from napier port.. If pickup from Napier port please note we will be parked next to the city shuttle busses by your gangway. No person is allowed to walk past our shuttle onto the port.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • napier
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69033P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier?
    Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier price starts from $213.72. Discover and book Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier on Tripadvisor
    What is the Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier cancellation policy?
    Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier on Tripadvisor
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    Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier is hosted by Raft Fish NZ. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Raft Fish NZ on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 5h 30m. Discover and book Shore Excursion: Scenic Rafting from Napier on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69033P2

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    • Raft Fish NZ
      58
      Napier, New Zealand
      Joined in December 2016
    • STM0041
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Highlight of our trip to New Zealand!
      My wife found this excursion for us on Viator. We were so glad we could book this tour when our cruise ship stopped in Napier for a day. In total, there were 32 of us rafting in addition to the guides. Deon met us at the port and provided transportation to our launch site. The rafting trip was incredible. Thought we were in a wee bit of trouble when we were assigned to Mad Dog Mike as our guide, but he was an incredible host! He made the trip fun and enjoyable. Rafting trip lasted about 2 hours on the river and then we were treated to sandwiches and desert before we made our way back to the ship. I highly recommend this rafting trip when you have time on your visit to Napier.
      Written 26 February 2024
    • julietooze123
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Rafting experience
      Wow! We have just returned from our experience - Deon collected us from our cruise ship and drove us to his home where we were kitted out in appropriate clothing. After our safety briefing we had an amazing rafting experience. His knowledge of the river was extraordinary and he safely guided us through despite the recent damage from the cyclone. We then returned to his home and Jo ( his wife) provided a delicious lunch for us and we played with the pups Callie & Star and met Barbara the sheep and Peppa the pig - overall a great day had by all !
      Written 21 March 2023
    • 486briy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Most fun activity during our holiday
      We were on a cruise around NZ from AU and ported at Napier where we decided to book this scenic rafting tour. Deon the organiser was fantastic! He met us at the port and picked up our large group of 9 along with another small group of 3. It was about an hour out to the rafting shed then we geared up and went out to the river. Deon made it lots of fun and assured one of our group members was safe as she’s terrified of water. Everyone loved this activity, everyone would love to do it again and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the beautiful outback of Napier. We saw many waterfalls and beautiful scenery where you really get close and personal with the outdoors.
      Written 15 January 2023
    • amysB2834JW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible experience through stunning scenery.
      We were looking for a rafting trip to introduce our children (ages 8-12) to their first ever rafting experience and were recommended Raft Fish. It was quite last minute but Deon was great to communicate with and managed to fit us in on a two hour, grade 2 experience. The company provides everything you need like wetsuits, footwear, life jackets and helmets. You just need your togs. Everyone we dealt with was so relaxed and friendly but also very experienced and knowledgeable and you felt in very good hands. The drive takes about 45mins from Napier towards Taupo and is in a truly stunning area with the beautiful Mohaka River. On arrival you get sorted with gear and a briefing and then they drive you to the start of your trip. The grade 2 level was very easy with a few small rapids along the way which the kids loved but more importantly, Deon made the entire trip fun with many opportunities for people to jump out for a brief swim, lots of splashing, and the odd intentional bump into rocks or float under a little waterfall for a bit of fun. We had four adults and five children in our raft (plus our guide) and while you do help to paddle, it’s by no means strenuous. Just a few paddles every so often to help Deon steer. I can’t recommend these guys highly enough. Genuinely lovely, fun people who put you at ease, know what they’re doing and are great with kids. And the scenery is incredible. A great trip for families. We’ll certainly be back!
      Written 10 January 2022
    • laura_25252
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip on the Mohaka
      We had a great time rafting on the Mohaka with Deon. We did a two hour trip - a good intro to rafting for me and a great way to see the river. Deon and Jo really looked after us, would definitely recommend this activity if you're in the area!
      Written 26 October 2020
    • 60thomasa
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant day out
      Visited with my grandad and his friend on a road trip around New Zealand. Amazing beautiful river. Deon our guide was amazing and very accommodating. I got my times a little mixed up and was booked to go that morning but ended up not being able to get there until 1200. Deon was great at rearranging the day no problem. Spent the afternoon rafting down a grade 2 second of river and having a go at fishing. Non of our party had done any fishing before, deon was great at giving us instruction and help. Caught a few great rainbow trout which tasted incredible fried with bacon the next morning Thanks
      Written 31 January 2020
    • U6130ABbeng
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rafting and Fishing on the Beautiful Mohaka river
      Deon & his team put on an excellent few hours on the water for a group of friends. Rafting, fishing and some shenanigans made for an excellent day out. Deon's hospitality is endless. Couldn't recommend highly enough!
      Written 12 January 2020
    • DanielleP3017
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Untouched, Untamed & Unbelievable
      Excellent guide, who was knowledgable, relaxed, in control of the raft, and humorous. Had a wonderful experience, and loved our conversations whilst fishing (very successfully!) and rafting down the river. Deon and Jo gave us an unforgettable day. An incredible pristine, private and biodiverse river valley. Would highly recommend this experience.
      Written 20 December 2019
    • BrissieB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Trip Down the Mohaka
      We had a fabulous time floating/rafting down the river. I don't think I've laughed so much and enjoyed myself as much as I did in a long time. Deon was a great guide and made the trip down the river a really memorable experience. I hope to return in the future and do it again.
      Written 17 December 2019
    • dharrison-nz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Team, great food, great time.
      Deon and the his team did a fantastic job in guiding us down the Mohaka River for three days. An awesome experience I would recommend for anyone keen to get into the outdoors. Great hospitality and genuinely a great team and hosts.
      Written 10 February 2019
    • abbey301196
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      great day for all ages
      We had a group of 7 including 3 kids a was looking for a day excursion for a shore day in Napier. David our guide created a fabulous experience and had some great stories and interesting facts. Deon was great in helping us organise our day as we had left it to the last minutes. As we had to hire a car to get us group out as the bus was full we arrived earlier then everyone else and had the opportunity to commence our trip down the rover before anyone else. This created an experience of rafting with no one else near us and it felt as the river was only for us. Thank you for a great day. The kids had an great time!
      Written 12 January 2019
    • kaptin
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best day fishing
      Just like to say a huge thanks to Deon for a great day out on the river with my family. Awesome guide who knows the river like the back of his hand. Showed us the best fishing spots that were totally inaccessible by any other means than on his raft. Looked after our boys 5 and 10 while my wife and I were fishing. Caught some bloody awesome trout. Can’t recommend this trip more highly. Had a great bbq at the end on the deck with him at the end of the day . Did not want to leave. If you get the opportunity do it .
      Written 7 January 2019
    • jh0123
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Day
      Deon was perfect in every way. He answered all my initial emails quickly. He was on time picking us up near our ship. He provided a great day of fly fishing on the beautiful Mohkaka river. He is kind, patient and knows what he’s doing. His wife Jo is so sweet and took great care of getting us to the river and providing plenty of lunch. My husband and I highly recommend this couple for a memorable day on the river.
      Written 2 March 2018
    • Amy B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family Fun and Adventure Rafting the Mohaka
      We had such a fun afternoon rafting with Deon and Lance on Boxing Day. From the minute our family of 5 arrived we were were well looked after and Deon took extra time to make sure that we had all the right gear and were comfortable. My kids ( 2 x 10 years old and 1 x 7 year old) like a bit of adventure and action and Deon catered for this so well! They were provided with many safe opportunities to jump into the river to swim alongside the raft (which they loved doing) and my daughter loved having a go at floating down the rapids. The Mohaka river is simply stunning and this was a wonderful way to see it. Thank you so much Deon, Jo and kids. This was a wonderful way to end our camping trip and your hospitality added a special touch to a fun and relaxing afternoon of rafting. It was lovely meeting you all. We're going to book another trip for Evan (fishing rafting this time) in a few months for his birthday (you might need to get ear plugs Deon haha) as he loves fishing.
      Written 28 December 2017
    • ssmm99
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun in the sun rafting on the Mohaka!
      Had an amazing afternoon with Deon who was a brilliant guide/host to our group - our family of four and another family of four. He was good fun but took safety very seriously. He was brilliant with the kids (and the adults) and was especially patient and understanding of our son with autism. We had such a fantastic time - the rafting was great and the scenery amazing. Plenty of spots to jump in for a swim and lots of bursts of rapids to bump through. Deon and his wife were very friendly and we felt like family guests eating the bbq after the rafting. For a fun few hours on the river I can totally recommend raftfish - highlight of the trip so far.
      Written 15 December 2017
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    Jim B
    Bonita Springs, FL6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a blast with our group. The scenery is beautiful and the owner was super nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour for anybody, especially cruise ship people because he makes sure you get back to the ship on time.
    Written 22 January 2020
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    Thank you i hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. I love to show our river off. Cheers for now
    Written 23 January 2020
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    john_sue_tinsley
    Preston, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    This was an excellent raft trip. Deon picked us up at the port we were the only ones on the trip so it made it a real personal trip. He took us to his home by the river, we had a brilliant 2 hr sail down the river with mild rapids but I also jumped in to the river and floated along through one section which was great. At the end his wife Jo picked us up and took us back to their house for lunch that she had prepared. Very friendly and homely feel to the experience much better than an organised ship tour. Would definitely recommend it.
    Written 18 February 2020
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    thanks for that, it was a pleasure to meet you both. come back anytime.
    Written 19 February 2020
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    Sophia M
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    I can highly recommend this rafting experience for first time rafters like us who just want to try rafting and have lots of fun. The river and area are beautiful and the few rapids very small. Deon made it great fun with his stories and we had lots of laughs. Great that all the gear is provided, including special rubber boots, and also a light lunch afterwards made by his wife. Definitely one of the highlights of our NZ trip. Thank you Deon!
    Written 21 January 2024
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    Thanks for the nice words. We enjoyed hosting you
    Written 26 January 2024
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    HayleyBray89
    Wollongong, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deon & his Team were fantastic!
    We were travelling with kids of all ages from 3-14 and they all had an amazing time.
    Deon made sure the older kids had the chance to swim and splash while making the little ones feel safe - highly recommended!!
    Written 23 March 2024
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    Thanks for the nice words. You are a great group of people, so glad to have met you all.
    Written 24 March 2024
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    mesacathy
    Santa Barbara, CA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the raft fish tour directly with the owner Deon. The price was about half of what the cruise ship charged. Deon picked us up at the port right away after we were allowed to exit the ship. He drove us through the beautiful countryside of Napier to get to his home where he and his wife outfitted us with water proof shoes, fleece jacket, raincoat and pants, and helmet to make sure we are warm and dry and protected. The starting point of the rafting is only two minutes away from his house. The scenery down the river was very beautiful and there were some exciting wows and whoas when the raft bumped into the sides of the gorge.

    Deon taught us how to steer the raft and took many photos of us along the way. My husband was not able to join us at the last minute. He made extra efforts to ensure my safety. I appreciated it very much. When the rafting was over after an hour or so, we were treated to a delicious lunch prepared by his wife. The food was amazing! This was one of my best excursion experiences. Highly recommended!
    Written 31 January 2023
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    oo thanks for the awsome comments. the photos sort of turned out. I was rushed to get the camera back in haha. Enjoy your trip.
    Written 1 February 2023
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    Jan R
    Gold Coast, Australia144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic day rafting with Raftfish from our cruise ship in Napier.
    Deon was waiting for us with a bus, and we had a pleasant about an 1 1/2 trip to the river.

    Deon kept us entertained with stories of the region and about the recent cyclone. He has lots of local knowledge.
    We had a fun, relaxing raft down the river, enjoying the amazing scenery and again an interesting insight from Deon.
    His wife Jo was waiting for us at the end with the awning up, benches, cold water and a lovely lunch, fruit, and different flavours of fudge.
    Marilyn was our driver and got us safely there and back and very kindly asked us if we would like to be dropped in town or back at the ship.
    We had a lovely day, and I would highly recommend this tour.
    It's definitely not scary, but it's just good fun.
    Written 12 March 2024
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    Thanks for the nice words, glad you enjoyed it. Have fun
    Written 14 March 2024
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    Bert
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on a river rafting with Deon today from raftfish.com booked via this website.
    What an absolute great bloke he is.
    He will personalize the tour to suit all involved and is in contact personally from the minute you book.
    We also got a great (homemade) lunch given by his wife which was an absolute treat.
    Will definitely come back and go rafting with Deon again very soon.
    6 stars out of 5!!
    Written 3 February 2023
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    Thanks Bert, cant wait for you both to come back and have fun with us.....and have a few more beers.
    Written 4 February 2023
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    Kim M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Excellent way to see the natural beauty of New Zealand. The Mohara River is a gentle (class 2) run, so everyone can be comfortable with the trip. The tour operators are excellent. We received informative narrative with great humor. We got a little wet...just to stay cool, all in good fun. A delicious lunch was provided too! The operator worked with us to meet our ship's schedule, which is why we were able to book this excursion and we are so glad we did!
    Written 7 January 2024
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    Thanks for that. I had fun with you all as well
    Written 15 January 2024
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    Kim L
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    What a great experience! Deon met us off our cruise ship. My Mum who is 80 yrs old and my sisters and I really enjoyed our rafting experience. Deon has a great sense of humor and kept us laughing and entertained. he was very knowledgeable on the area, and we were very well looked after. The scenery was amazing. Can highly recommend to anyone young or old.
    Written 30 January 2024
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    Thanks for your nice words, yes I also had fun with you. Gave fun
    Written 2 February 2024
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    Kate
    Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend!! Everything was very organised from the start. We met Deon (who is a champ), waiting for us where he said. Noel carefully drove us to the river (and did the best city tour afterwards). Jo was there to assist with getting ready and then Dallas guided us perfectly in the raft. It was the best day and the only thing that would have made it better was for it to be longer... we'll be back to make that happen! Thanks to everyone, a crew of legends!!! Book this one, for sure 👌
    Written 30 December 2022
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    Thanks for your kind remarks. Come back and let's try a longer trip.
    Written 1 January 2023
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