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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7127
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Darryl and the girls were great ! Awesome fresh food cooked on board . Scenery was great , would highly recommend this cruise .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nkc158
Reviewed 5 days ago

we went on the lunch cruise as a travel club xmas treat .we were warmly welcomed on a pristine paihia summer morning i liked how the crew broke the ice by introducing themselves and we followed suit by the time we were under way, every...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ricmason
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Delightful evening with crew being professional, entertaining & friendly. Staff helped to take couples photo near the waterfall. Meal was tasty & satisfactory.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We took the Darryl's lunch cruise in Paiha, New Zealand. We absolutely loved it! The scenery was beautiful and the food was prepared on the boat for us and was delicious! The best part of the cruise though was our crew, Garth and Macarena! They...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kab1221
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This was a lovely scenic cruise around the Bay with commentary on sights of particular interest and a very nice lunch (we had fish but there was also lamb and venison available) served on tables that miraculously appeared from the ceiling! A stop of about...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The scenery was amazing as the Bay of Islands is a really pretty area and the boat was able to get in quite close to shore. I had the lamb for lunch which was excellent. Unfortunately, the cruise had too many people on it and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank W1163MTsharonc
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We were is for a treat and didn't even know it. We went aboard Darryl's Dinner Cruises boat with Captain: Garth Brewin and Crew: Grace, Ashlynn and Gemma. We had to introduce ourselves (which I hate); however, I met some wonderful people and got to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic dinner cruise. It might sound formal, but the staff made it an informal fun night. The scenery on the cruise was amazing. The food was great starting with prawns, mussels, bread and dips, followed by your choice of beef, lamb or...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank TonyL755
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Nice well maintained boat with toilet facilities. Spacious and plenty of room. 3 course dinner available on board. Steaks cooked perfectly. Catering team and garth the captain all great hosts. Ride up the waitangi river to see mangroves and haruru falls. Great way to wind...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank leroySUk
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This was our fourth time in Paihia and we had never been on this dinner cruise although had seen it sailing off most evenings when we've been there. This time round we thought let's give it a go so booked our tickets at the little...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank geordie9Kent
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