Santa Cruise

Sunday 15 December 2019 1pm – 2.30pm

Boarding at 12.30pm

A family focused cruise sure to bring the joy of Christmas to life.

Father Christmas will make an appearance on this 90 min cruise along the Whanganui River, bringing with him a sack full of presents for children under the age of 12.

Over the years the man in red has had difficulty navigating his reindeer and sleigh onto the Whanganui River and the Paddle Steamer Waimarie. He has chartered the use of a locally-owned Waka and Helicopter in the past – what mode of transport will he acquire this year?

We require your children’s name, gender and age so we can let Santa know what he needs for his sack of presents, please email us at or phone 06 347 1863 with your booking number after you have booked. 



Children under 15

Family (2 adults, 2 children)


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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