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

Cruising at 11 is a two hour cruise boarding at 10.30am, departing at 11am and returning at 1pm.

Please check our Sailing Calendar  for our sailing days then make your booking here: Cruising at 11   

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

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

Our homing pigeons are released to fly your personal message back to the Riverboat Centre.

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.  The Whanganui District Council supports the Paddle Steamer Waimarie and its our way to say thank you to our rate payers.   

A 10% discount is available to New Zealand SuperGold Card holders.  

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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