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The Red Boats - Riverhead Cruiser

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About The Red Boats - Riverhead Cruiser
Take a cruise on Auckland Harbour this Summer to the famous award winning Riverhead – Historic tavern. Experience the fantastic scenery and amazing history based around Auckland’s upper harbour estuary’s & the famous historic Riverhead, on board our Public Ferry cruising daily to the Riverhead. Our fantastic boat cruise departs Z pier Westhaven marina in Downtown Auckland, and stops by Birkenhead wharf before venturing into the beautiful sheltered, uncharted waterways of the upper Waitemata harbour, where we retrace the footsteps and history of early sailing ships and scows that once traded these waters. The ferry trip to The Riverhead – historic tavern takes 1.5 hours,and we spend 2.5 hours at The Riverhead for dining. We have a fully licensed bar on board and an informative commentary is given throughout the cruise.
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Terry T wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand184 contributions128 helpful votes
Go with the tide and spend 90 minutes on the water before arriving at Riverhead for lunch, 2 and a half hours later the return trip gets you back to Westhaven 5 1/2 hours after you left. Cost for seniors a very reasonable $30. Adults $38 kids $28. Views of properties you don’t see from the road along with a clear concise commentary add to the enjoyment. Choice of cabin or fresh air atop makes this trip a real pleasure. The meal menu on offer at the Riverhead tavern is a mite expensive but all in all adds to the flavour of the day. The
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Shane & Toni NZ wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
As locals, we have only just discovered the Riverhead Red Boat experience, which we believe is a must for locals and visitors alike. We have since taken a number of overseas visitors and family, all of whom have remembered it as the highlight of their trip. As a family owned business, this represents the best of NZ/Kiwi hospitality, the scenery, the amazing historical commentary, and the service from the Skipper and all the crew made us proud to be Kiwi. Well done and thank you guys, a trip to the Riverhead is now a "must do" for us and we would highly recommend it to everyone. Cheers, Shane and Toni. Auckland.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Trev wrote a review Jan 2020
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The red boats charters in West Haven Auckland was the greatest experience I've had using this type of service. Their skipper Mike was friendly,experienced and knowledgeable. He offered loads of tips to ensure success on the water to all the passengers. It was great value for money. Would highly recommend and will always use this fishing charter service. Thanks Red Boats for the great experiences.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ross Sale wrote a review Aug 2019
9 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a great day, weather needs to be good but we were lucky as the Auckland weather can be dodgy . The crew were great as was the scenery. Fully recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Fabus1021 wrote a review Jul 2019
Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa3 contributions
We took the 4 hour journey to Riverhead and back. The service on board was only surpassed by the customer service beforehand. Excellent experience all around.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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