Private charter cruises
The iconic Waimarie Paddle Steamer is an ideal venue for your next function or special occasion.
Located on the banks of the Whanganui River sits New Zealand’s only authentic coal-fired paddle steamer in operation, waiting to delight her passengers on their private charter cruise.
Weddings, product launches, community events, birthday parties, conferences, corporate entertaining, christmas parties, awards ceremonies, reunions, school trips and even operas – we have hosted them all.
Functions on the iconic Waimarie Paddle Steamer can be tailored to suit your needs to ensure it’s an occasion your guests will remember.
The Galley is a licensed bar with eftpos is available. We have an awesome local caterer, Mini Gourmet, who can offer you a wide range of menu options including Antipasto Platters that serve up to 30 people, finger foods and buffets.
We take bookings during the Summer Season October to April. A charge of $1650 applies, providing you up to two-hours to host your private cruise.
Please contact us directly to book your private charter cruise. Private charter cruises can’t be booked online.
Passenger capacity of 90
Photographer available on request
Licenced bar and café with Eftpos
Entertainment can be arranged at an additional cost
Need a Celebrant, contact Lynne
Mini Gourmet Menu options below
Steam room on view
Beautiful Cakes for any occasion
Minimum charge for up to two hours
Please contact us to get a price for cruises over two-hours.
A deposit of $650 is required to confirm your booking – 50% will be returned if you cancel within 28 days of your private charter cruise date.