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Marlborough's River Queen
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20 Nov 2016
“ Awesome ”
17 Jul 2016
“Lovely way to spend an afternoon ”
Sit back and relax in our cafe during the day or take a cuise along the picturesque Opawa Rivera Beginning in the heart of Blenheim, the River Queen and its charming crew takes guests on an unforgettable journey meandering through eastern Blenheim...more
Horton Street Wharf, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 21 507 404
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I went there for a coffee few times. year ago I went with a group of friends for dinner. Is a nice place. peaceful and relaxing.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank juanisiob
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a group of friends. Went with social club Kings and Queens from the Clubs of Marlborough so it kept the cost down. Heaps of space on board with open air as well as inside seating....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

This can only be booked for group events now but is very worth going if you can organise it or if you get an opportunity. The food is buffet limited but tasty. Its the view and sitting outside with a good wine that is the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank AliTR21
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The River Queen is a fantastic venue for having some good food and a laugh with your mates. The Marlborough wine was not to be sneezed at either! Very relaxing, thanks, Ashley.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank toad850
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

If you book for twenty or more you get it all to yourself. Awesome views and helpful staff. The food was good but eat it straight away if it'll get cold. Minor point though as you'll forget to eat as you watch the river.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Kerbyman
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Our happy group of naturists were in fine fettle arriving on board and quickly finding a comfortable space on one of the decks or the downstairs lounge to soak up some rays. All were equally as sunny. Our host, Ashley, welcomed us on behalf of...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

We surprised my Dad by celebrating his 70th Birthday on a lunch cruise and had an awesome day out. The staff and cruise were great. I would recommend this cruise to anyone.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank rachj2020
MeganLeov, Public Relations Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2015

Thanks so much for the review. Glad you all enjoyed the cruise

Reviewed 24 February 2015

This afternoon lunch cruise was OUTSTANDING!! We sat out on the top forward deck and sipped wine as we took a leisurely meander through the vineyards on the crystal-clear river. The river is shallow, so you could see every rock and plant on the bottom,...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank LemmonHerk
MeganLeov, Public Relations Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2015

Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 14 January 2015

I took my elderly mother and her friend for afternoon tea- they loved being on the boat and felt quiet special dining on the river. Also had my young grand daughter with us and she thoroughly enjoyed being on the "cafe boat". Quiet tranquil venue.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Thewilsons31
MeganLeov, Public Relations Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2015

Thanks TheWilsons - hope we see you again soon

Reviewed 10 January 2015

The boat is now no longer doing public tours, but is now a cafe. We stopped by as it looked like a cute place to have a coffee and cake. While the boat is nice, and the kids enjoyed getting some photos with the Captains...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Jody172
MeganLeov, Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thanks so much for leaving a review - it's always helpful to get feedback. Sorry you didn't enjoy every minute on board. We will be checking our coffee making and you can be assured the food - including paninis - is always fresh. We are...More

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10 March 2015|
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Response from megan l | Property representative |
10am till 4pm every day - there are occasional days when the River Queen is out on a cruise. Hope to see you there for a coffee soon