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Darryl's Dinner Cruise

Paihia Wharf, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7127
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fun and informative

great meal, lovely staff, the falls looked stunning at night. really enjoyed the cruise, good value... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Cleveland, Australia
Cruised to Russell and had lunch on return

This service was contracted by our cruise ship to take passengers to Russell with lunch offered on... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Athens GA
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Enjoy a leisurely two-and-a-half hour cruise up the Waitangi River as you dine in style on board the unique 'Ratanui'. Join Darryl and his friendly crew for a calm-water cruise to the gorgeous Haruru Falls. Marvel at the abundant bird life and historic points of interest, and relax as you take in the tranquil beauty of your surroundings with a sumptious dinner as the sun goes down.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Paihia Wharf, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7127

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

great meal, lovely staff, the falls looked stunning at night. really enjoyed the cruise, good value and a great way to spend an evening on the bay

Thank magsrich
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This service was contracted by our cruise ship to take passengers to Russell with lunch offered on the return leg. A young "captain" provided running commentary and beverages were available for purchase. The ride was comfortable. The lunch (we selected the marinated lamb) was surprisingly...More

Thank AthensBulldawg
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Beautifully appointed boat with comfortable leather seating. Captain is profession and warm with a nice monologue and jokes. Created a great and social atmosphere and a boat full of strangers soon became a relaxed floating cocktail party with everyone mingling and sharing stories. Dinner cooked...More

Thank Barakee1
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled across Darryl's Dinner Cruise. Not knowing what to expect I ventured on. It was toward the end of the tourist season and therefore just over a handful of people were onboard. The cruise was informative and...More

Thank AUSGR81
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Booked from Tour Bus. did not have time to Google this. What a disappointment. Firstly it is a barge with plastic Roof. Secondlyit was overcrowded, no seats for 6 people. Then childish game played, that really was not fun. Music was inaudible. Dinner was in...More

Thank Lynette W
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We booked for the 4 hour dinner cruise , but we're told AFTER we had cast off and paid that we would NOT be going to the falls coz the tide was wrong ...due to reversal of daylight savin ...really ? Although the dinner was...More

1  Thank mricho53
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to be invited on a "Darryl's Dinner Cruise" for friends sixtieth birthday. We booked a motel in Paihia so when we woke to a storm on Saturday morning we decided that no matter what the weather threw up we might as well...More

Thank Balitravellers
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great time last night on the dinner cruise. Food was excellent as well as the company. Captain and crew super friendly and entertaining. Highly recommend! Also got a stunning sunset over the bay.

Thank BillU614
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We were here with a tour. The boat looked small for our group but was impressively designed. The food was surprisingly good. My wife had the lamb which was great. My steak was so k. Appetizers were excellent. The ride was unexciting but pleasant

Thank stevej2001
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had the best night, staff were super friendly and very welcoming. Prawns and muscle on aboarding were yummy. Followed by main meal and drinks. Would go back any day of the week. Thanks Darryl and Zoe.. Tammy Australia

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