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Scenic Waikato cruise

Enjoy a relaxing scenic boat cruise and spectacular views of the river and Hamilton city each week. Our vessel is fully protected from the weather, we have a fully licensed bar on board and there is café style food available for purchase during the cruise. We even have colouring in stuff for the kids! Cruises either depart the Hamilton Gardens River Jetty (See map on the left hand side menu bar) or Day's Park in Chartwell and feature our very popular commentary.

Scenic Cruise Schedule (effective 7/3/2017):

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday & Weekends
10am:
Departing Day's Park with drop off at Hamilton Gardens @ 10.50am (The vessel returns to Day's Park at 1.30pm)
11am:
Departing Hamilton Gardens and cruising to Mystery Creek returning to Hamilton Gardens @ 12:20pm  
1pm:
Departing Hamilton Gardens and cruising through the city as far as Day's Park (for a 1.30pm drop off) and returning to Hamilton Gardens at 2.20pm
2.30pm:
A 55 minute 1-way trip upstream cruise to Mystery Creek returning to Hamilton Gardens in our Minibus at 3.50pm (Discounted pricing applies ... see grid below. This options is also limited to 10 people per trip)

Prices:
Adults: $35 
Seniors: (65+) $30 
Children: (5-14 yrs) $17.50
Under 5s Free
Family Pass (2 Adults and up to four children) $105

NB: Buses depart the Hamilton Transport Centre for all 11:00am & 1pm sailings (Platform G) at 10:25 and 11:25am, departing Hamilton Gardens at 12:50, 1:50 & 2:50pm. Check www.busit.co.nz for fares.


Café Menu available on all cruises:

A cafe menu with great food options is available on all our cruises.  We also have combo options available, click here to view the combo menu.

Cruise availability:


If no selections are available for the day you wish to cruise, this means we are fully booked. Please also note that your booking is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email from Waikato River Explorer. Your credit card is not debited until confirmation is given. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Booking Confirmation
The email booking confirmation will serve as your ticket. Please present this to the crew onboard when you arrive.

Proof of Age
Proof of age may be requested for senior or child tickets. We cannot provide entry without a booking number.

Departure Information
Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your cruise departure time. Our jetty at Hamilton Gardens is next to the main Gate 1 Car park.
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                2. Ticket Terms and Conditions

Your booking is non-refundable but a booking date may be altered up to 24-hours prior to departure. If you are issued with a voucher for future travel in lieu of your booking, this voucher is valid for 6 months only and the face value of the voucher will be the same as that on the original booking (e.g. extra charges may apply when re-booking if the original booking was made for a discounted offer).

General Terms & Conditions of Sale & Travel
All activities, operations and services provided by Waikato River Explorer subject to our Terms and Conditions of Travel. Copies of these are also available at the Hamilton Gardens Information Centre.

As the operation isn’t affected by adverse weather, sailings are very seldom cancelled however the cruise itinerary is sometimes affected by operational requirements on the river by the Regional Council, Police or power company Mercury and in these cases Waikato River Explorer reserves the right to alter a cruise itinerary when required.

 

HOW TO USE THE BOOKING SYSTEM:
1. FINDING THE DAY ... There are three 'Booking Zones' Weekday, Saturday and Sunday ... make sure you are on the correct zone for the date you require.
2. FINDING THE CRUISE ... Select the cruise time you would like from the drop down box
3. ENTERING NUMBERS ... Click on the 'Cruise Box' ... that's the coloured square with the click box and the price underneath and enter the amount of people booking that option in the drop down box. 
4. SCROLL DOWN AND PRESS THE 'BOOK NOW' BUTTON 


 

 
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Swarbrick Landing/Days Park - Hamilton Gardens Return
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Hamilton Gardens - Mystery Creek Return
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Hamilton Gardens - Swarbrick Landing/Day's Park Return
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Hamilton Gardens - Mystery Creek 1-way (Return by minibus)
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Deluxe 3.5 Hour Cruise with Lunch
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*  Rates are correct at time of booking but may be subject to change without notice.
Rates are rounded to the nearest whole number.
Dates without rates are not able to be booked or are sold out.

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