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Darryl's Dinner Cruise

Paihia Wharf, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7127
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Dinner cruise

This was a fantastic dinner cruise. It might sound formal, but the staff made it an informal fun... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony L
via mobile
Excellent experience

Nice well maintained boat with toilet facilities. Spacious and plenty of room. 3 course dinner... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
via mobile
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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
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
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 30 April 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
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