Cruising on Friday

A one-hour Friday night cruise is a perfect way to end your week. Enjoy a drink from the licensed bar as you listen to live music and soak up the serenity aboard our authentic Waimarie Paddle Steamer.

Many of our locals make this cruise along the Whanganui River their regular Friday-evening outing.

Cruising on Friday is a one-hour cruise departing at 5.30pm and returning at 6.30pm. It runs every Friday during the summer months (November-March). Select date of cruise to view our season timetable.

Boarding is from 5.00pm and The Galley will be open with a range of food and drinks for your to select from. The Galley is a licensed bar with Eftpos.

Contact us to find out who the live act will be for each Cruising on Friday.


One-hour cruise


Light, acoustic music


Local musicians


Licensed bar


All tickets

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

Mobility Access

Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, passengers need some mobility to be able to have access to all decks and the galley.

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.

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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