Cruising on Friday

A 90 minute 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 relax aboard our authentic Waimarie Paddle Steamer.

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

Cruising on Friday is a 90 minute cruise departing at 5.30pm and returning at 7.00pm. It runs every second Friday of the month during the summer months (November-April). 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 beer and wine for you 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.


90 minute cruise


Light nibbles


Local musicians


Licensed bar


All tickets

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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