Please check our Cruise Calendar for the new summer season cruising dates and times.

A cruise aboard the iconic Paddle Steamer Waimarie is undoubtedly one of the most authentic ways to experience Whanganui River’s scenery and history.

Salvaged from the bottom of the Whanganui River where she sat for around 50 years, the Paddle Steamer Waimarie was restored to her former glory and re-launched in 2000 to make her New Zealand’s only authentic coal-fired paddle steamer in operation. Our scheduled and private Waimarie cruises, together with our Riverboat Museum, make us an iconic symbol of the River City and a significant attraction for locals and visitors.

With a Full Galley on-board and a Licensed Bar you can have a light lunch on board and refreshing drinks to make the cruise even better.

Sailing on the Waimarie is reliant on weather conditions and passenger numbers. We may cancel any trip at short notice and either refund or transfer your booking to a more suitable date.


Please note: Super Gold Discount not available when booking online…

In order to get the NZ Super Gold Discount, you need to book at our ticket office directly.

Ever thought of having your business’ Christmas party aboard our authentic Paddle Steamer Waimarie?

Listen to our enchanted ‘Stories of the Waimarie’ both live and recorded on board every Cruising at 11

Kids, jump aboard onto what was New Zealand’s very last working riverboat when you visit our Paddle Steamer Museum