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Darryl's Dinner Cruise

Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7127
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VERY NICE CRUISE

This was a lovely scenic cruise around the Bay with commentary on sights of particular interest and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AGEDNOMAD
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Hermanus, South Africa
Lunch cruise March 2018

The scenery was amazing as the Bay of Islands is a really pretty area and the boat was able to get... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
W1163MTsharonc
,
Wollongar, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (14 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
“main meal” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 7127
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"lamb"
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"mussels"
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"main meal"
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"waitangi river"
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"haruru falls"
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"bring your own wine"
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"spend an evening"
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"return leg"
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"garlic bread"
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"paihia wharf"
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"nice boat"
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"running commentary"
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"captain and crew"
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"new zealand"
in 5 reviews
"great fun"
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"kumara"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

Thank W1163MTsharonc
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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

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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

Thank Tony L
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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

Thank leroySUk
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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

Thank geordie9Kent
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

A very laid back Evening Out, Very slick organisation from start to finish but good fun. Gentle ride down the river with a couple of drinks to start. We took advantage of the bring your own wine option and corkage was not charged, credit to...More

Thank DaveBAmersham
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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
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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

1  Thank AthensBulldawg
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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

1  Thank Barakee1
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