At the Riverhead Ferry we specialise in group charters:
- Cruise to the Riverhead Tavern
- Scenic and party cruises on the Waitemata
- Island and river cruises – some exclusive to Riverhead Ferry as we can cruise further inland than most charter boats.
For full fare information and to download Riverhead Ferry special deals and timetable visit the Fares page.
Click on the links below for more details on cruises available to you on the MV Kawau Isle.
Cath Meehan and Paul Meyer are happy to discuss your individual requirements, so please contact them on (09) 376 0819 or email email@example.com
Riverhead - Lucas
Creek - Upper Harbour
You pass under the Harbour Bridge, past many
places of scenic and historic interest, right up to
Riverhead (with favourable tides).
Thames to Paeroa on the
This scenic and tranquil 4-hour cruise is
exclusive to the Riverhead Ferry. Enjoy the novelty of watching the Kopu
Bridge being swung open to allow us passage up the Waihou River. (Once
the new bridge is built the swing section of the old bridge will always be open).
Along the way you and your group charter pass many historic places of interest
including the innermost landing of Captain Cook and his men. Departs
Thames Wharf. Download more information on the Thames-Paeroa Cruise (Microsoft Word document) >>
Tamaki River - Panmure Basin
You cruise past the Waterfront Bays and Karaka Beach where a signing of
the Treaty of Waitangi took place. Rich in history the Tamaki River is
now home to many of the rich and famous as well as industry and super
yacht factories. Then you pass under the Panmure Bridge where the river
narrows providing close up views of riverside homes, private jetties and
wildlife habitats and on up to the Otahuhu Motorway Bridge. On our way
back Riverhead Ferry will pass under the Panmure Foot Bridge into the Panmure Basin. We
can arrange for your group to go ashore for a meal at the Waipuna Lodge
Weiti River - Gulf Harbour
After rounding North Head MV Kawau Isle will pass the East Coast Bays and view some of
Auckland’s best residential shoreline. You will cross the Marine Reserve at
Long Bay and enter the mouth of the Okura and Weiti Rivers (Wade River).
Here we encounter a change of pace. As we journey up this tranquil
valley the river narrows and we pass moored boats, jetties and housing
indicating a relaxed lifestyle. We then turn and, after leaving the
Weiti, cruise over to Gulf Harbour with its luxury boats and houses.
One of Auckland’s most iconic
landmarks, Rangitoto is the largest and youngest volcanic cone in the
region. Come and see the olde world charm of Islington Bay and some of
the few remaining baches.
Cruise past Rangitoto,
Motutapu, Browns and Motuihe Islands to paradise. So close to the
mainland with idyllic clear water beaches and an unhurried pace, there
are only a few permanent residents on Rakino and approx 75 dwellings. You may go
ashore for a stroll on the island and a picnic lunch prepared by the
You depart from Half
Moon Bay and pass Maraetai on the way to the bottom end of Waiheke. Here
we meander into beautiful bay after bay before passing through the
mussel farm in Man-o-War Bay on our way past Pakatoa, Rotoroa and Ponui
Islands. A must for those who have never visited the bottom end of
Mahurangi River / Kawau Island / Sandspit
Departure is from Warkworth Wharf at high water. The cruise takes us down the beautifull Mahurangi River, estuary and through the Mahurangi Harbour entrance. In Kawau Bay we pass Motuora Island and then stop to view the wreck at Moturekareka Island. The trip continues to Kawau Island and passes South Cove, the old Copper Mine ruins at Dispute Cove, then to Mansion House Bay once home to Govenor Grey. We enjoy lunch cruising up Bon Accord Harbour and stop at Smelting House Bay where our boat "Kawau Isle" was bult by the Lidgards in 1952. Here there is time to disembark for a short walk to the Kawau Island Yacht Club for icecreams etc. The voyage continues to North Cove then crosses Kawau Bay to finish at Sandspit Wharf at the entrance of the Matakana River. Download more information on the Mahurangi-Kawau Island Cruise (Microsoft Word document) >>
Clevedon on the Wairoa River
This is a longer round trip (5.5hrs) usually starting from Half Moon Bay.
The cruise takes you out of the Tamaki passing south of Browns Island. We then enter the Tamaki Straits and follow the coast past Maritai and round Whakakaiwhara Point. On the way up the senic and tranquil Wairoa River we will pass through rural lowlands, see inland boating clubs and abuntant bird life.
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