Enjoy spectacular views of the river and Hamilton City downstream of Hamilton Gardens on each 60-minute Cafe Cruise. Cruising through Hamilton’s CBD is a totally unique view of New Zealand’s largest inland city. Highlights include the cities many old bridges and some amazing riverside property. We may even pass a rowing crew out practicing. The vessel is fully protected from the weather with a fully licensed café & bar on board. EFTPOS and credit card facilities are available on board. We even have coloring in stuff for the kids!
Departing Hamilton Gardens hourly from 10am - 4pm (NB: From 12pm Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday), the vessel heads downstream on this fast-flowing hydro waterway through Hamilton City as far as Hamilton's famous landmark, The Fairfield Bridge, then back upstream, stopping off in the CBD before returning to the River Ferry Terminal at Hamilton Gardens.Our Skippers provide an entertaining commentary telling the story of the region, and pointing out various landmarks including the site of the first European landings in the mid 1860s and the vessel they arrived on which is still sitting up on the riverbank. Our Cafe Menu is available on all cruises. Food options include Toasted Paninis, Nachos, Homebakes Fritatta and our popular Smoked Chicken Salad. A selection of delicious Muffins, Cookies and Slices are also available along with Espresso Coffee, Tea & Chocolate.Other Snack Food is available and the Bar onboard is fully-licensed.Complimentary Sunscreen is available.