Cruising at 11

Enjoy river travel as it used to be as you listen to stories, take in the beautiful scenery, watch the homing pigeons and stoke the fire during this unique and authentic cruise aboard our Paddle Steamer Waimarie .

Cruising at 11 is a two-hour cruise, departing at 11am and returning at 1pm. It runs up to six days a week during the summer months (October to May). Select date of cruise to view our season timetable. Boarding is from 10.30am.

Fully licensed galley with hot and cold refreshments. Eftpos is available.

Stories of Waimarie – enchanted tales, both live and recorded, of the extraordinary life of the Paddle Steamer Waimarie and other river-related memoirs

A delicious range of food from local caterer Mini Gourmet and a fully licensed bar in the Galley


Boarding at 10:30am prior to departure and begin soaking up the serenity of the river

Carried by basket up river, our homing pigeons are released to fly your personal message back to base

Discover a goldmine of riverboat memorabilia and purchase merchandise at our Waimarie Museum pre or post-cruise



Adult (local)*

Child (5-15 years, under 5 free)

Family pass (2 adults, max 2 children)

DISCOUNTS 1. A ticket for a local adult (with proof of residency) is discounted to $40. To receive your discount please present your recent rates, electricity or landline/broadband account at our Riverboat Centre.  Wanganui City Council supports Waimarie and it’s our way to say thank you to rate payers.  

Please note this offer is not available online or the Isite Centre. 2. A 10% discount is available to New Zealand SuperGold Card holders and students with valid ID.  This offer is also only available by purchasing tickets at our Riverboat Centre and not online.

MULTI DISCOUNTS – Only one discount is available per passenger.

Please note that BYO food and alcohol is not permitted on any sailings

Wheelchair Access

Unfortunately for health and safety reasons we are generally unable to accommodate wheelchairs on board the Waimarie. It is a very old vessel and facilities on board are not easily accessible, with several steps, narrow passages and standard toilets.

Wheelchairs with less than 70cms between the outside tires may be acceptable, especially if the user has some form of mobility.
Walking frames are acceptable especially if the user has some form of mobility.

To avoid disappointment please check with our office if you need assistance in any way and our Manager will be able to provide you with more information.



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