Riverhead Ferry
Riverhead Ferry
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Riverhead Ferry provides charter boat cruises around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Charters to the Riverhead Tavern, Hobsonville Point, and Private Party Boat Cruises around Auckland Harbour. Riverhead Ferry also offers Island Transfers to Islands in the Hauraki Gulf for large groups or school groups or Private Island Day Trips.
Auckland, New Zealand

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Trevor John C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Three generations of our family chartered the Riverhead Ferry and travelled to the Riverhead Tavern for a birthday lunch and back. Captain Holger and mate made it a great trip on his charming historic boat. Great views, relaxing trip, great hosts and a damn good party on the way back. A fantastic day out for all ages.
Written 12 June 2023
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Julie
Melbourne, Australia249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Al lovely trip up the river and lunch in a great historic hotel, well organised for a large group. Relaxing. Sat by the fire and warmed up while we waited for our food.
Recommend even if you’re a local as we are
Written 21 March 2023
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Kato007
Auckland Central, New Zealand111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Best Ferry experience in Auckland.

We took the evening trip to the The Riverhead Tavern for dinner on a Saturday evening.
The ferry is in excellent condition and very clean. The Skipper and staff were relaxed friendly and provided amazing bar service.
Wines are a realistic $10 / glass and chips etc available.

Trip times are tide dependent so check their www.

We are so impressed with this cruise and the meal at The Riverhead, that we are going to do it again in Spring.
Written 5 March 2023
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BB_Barbora
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
I privately hired the boat for my 30th birthday and had such a wonderful time! The weather was unfortunately terrible so the crew made sure all the blinds were down so the inside was nice and dry for us. They were really attentive but also just let us do our own thing and have a good time. Although we were due to arrive back at 9pm Holger asked us if we wanted to stay out 15 mins longer so that we could see the Harbour bridge light show and the city lights as they only turned on at 9pm which was such a highlight!
Written 26 December 2022
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Jesal Bhowmick
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
This was our second work Christmas party on the boat - dogs, babies, toddlers et al
We had a lovely time as always!! Holger is a wonderfully warm person and he took extra care to cruise through calm waters to soothe our 5 month old baby… such a gem of a person!
Definitely recommend
Written 21 December 2022
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anngarypaterson
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Such an excellent trip up to the Riverhead Tavern. The staff on board the ferry were friendly, helpful and provided superb service. I would highly recommend this company.
Written 1 December 2022
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Jav S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
we had an excellent time when we booked the riverhead ferry! The captain and the crew were great, and the ferry itself is perfect for any weather. we really had a great time and would book again in a heartbeat. you can book with confidence, highly recommended!
Written 30 October 2022
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judy m
Toronto, Australia170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Been to Auckland many times and was looking for something we had not visited before and we hit the jackpot here!! Departs from WHARF Z in industrial dock area at 10.30am for 1 -1/2 hr ferry journey to the RIVERHEAD HOTEL for lunch. Great Norwegian Captain gave us jokes and interesting commentary whilst we enjoyed a drink on our way there. Old ferry but comfortable, about 20 people on board, smooth sailing all the way. We we arrived at the Rivers End literally, the ferry docks ,and you need to CLIMB 25 steep steps from the river to the hotel, challenge for some. Hotel is lovely, small quaint BUT Popular. Ejoyed an amazing meal here, five star eye fillet was our choice, along with cocktails dessert and coffee, at 2.30 the Ferry returns to Auckland and you arrive at 4.00pm Fantastic day out. Ferry costs about $45 a person and you pay for your own meals at pub
So Soo enjoyable, Auckland is the city of Sails, so what better way than to explore the harbour and river from the water
Written 20 October 2022
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Annette M
Pukekohe, New Zealand28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I highly recommend the trip on the Riverhead ferry to Riverhead. It is dependent on tides but we were lucky enough to look at the website and book a trip on the ferry to Riverhead and stop at the Tavern for lunch.
The skipper gave a very interesting commentary about sites we saw on the trip.
It was a cool winter's day but we were wearing jackets and able to sit at the stern in the sun.
Written 5 July 2021
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Lyn
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had fantastic trip to the Riverhead Tavern with friends yesterday. Great commentary and humour from the Captain Holga and professional and caring crew Zoe. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting a great day out on the water with a fantastic meal at the Riverbed Tavern.
Written 3 July 2021
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