Xmas Cruise to The Riverhead Tavern

Riverhead Christmas Cruises 2018

13th of November – 25th December

Please Note: All our Christmas cruises over the Christmas Period are Bus & Boat!

Our return by boat option is not available during this time.


Riverhead Xmas Cruise

Ho ho ho… it’s that time of year again to start planning the best days and nights of the year… your Christmas Party. And here at The Red boats, we have the perfect Christmas party package for your Christmas Function.
Take a cruise from downtown Auckland, soak up the scenery and enjoy our complimentary nibbles, music and a few drinks, while cruising into the far reaches of the upper harbour to that famous west Auckland icon, The Riverhead – historic tavern. Once at Riverhead, head ashore and experience The Riverhead’s newly renovated Boathouse, to enjoy fantastic river views, live music, (Fri & Sat only) and an up market Christmas buffet, before returning to Auckland by our luxury charter bus.


Our Christmas cruises to The Riverhead are great for all groups large or small and can be done as a shared party option for smaller groups, or for larger groups we have an exclusive hire option available. Our shared party option is excellent value for money and the best fun you can have on the harbour. Our private Christmas party option is even better, with a host of delicious menus, & entertainment options available. All our Xmas Cruise to Riverhead are our Bus & Boat combo 1 way by bus 1 way by boat.


Exclusive Hire for Private Cristmas Functions:

Please Note: A Minimum boat charge applies for Private functions.

Exclusive Hire Min charge: $1700.00 Up to 40 passengers including Bus hire – $43.00 per person for over 40 Passengers

Price Per head: Over 40 Passengers $43.00 per person

Passenger Numbers: 60 Passengers Max or we have a 2nd Vessel for up to 80 Passengers if required.

Bus Hire: Bus hire is included in the $43.00 per person charge

See The Riverhead Xmas Buffet Menu:  Follow this link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8F3omrmneyiMERaeXZ5RDFGMlE


Shared Christmas Functions:

Price per head: $40.00pp (Includes Bus & Boat)

Passenger Numbers: 60 Passengers Max on board



Bus & Boat: All our Chrismas Cruises to Riverhead from the 13th of November, to the 25th of December, will be our Bus & Boat option. This allows you to spend much more time at the Riverhead, to enjoy the fantastic venue and whats on offer. Prior to the 13th of November, our normal return by boat option is still available. Our Bus and Boat option can be either way by Bus or Boat depending on the tides.

Duration: The total cruise duration including dining and the trip by Bus & Boat is 5 hours. This includes a 1.5 hour Cruise to or from the Riverhead, 3 hours dining at the Riverhead, and a half an hour bus ride to or from Auckland.

Please Note: Private charters (exclusive hire) can spend longer at The Riverhead if arranged when booking. The Bus must leave at The booked time and can not be changed on the day.

Boat Bar: We have a fully licensed cash bar on the boat and Company TABs can be arranged. Sorry No BYO Allowed.  We do not have EFTPOS available on the boat, so please ensure your guests bring cashClick here for boat bar prices

Nibbles: As part the cruise and included in your charter fee, we will Supply nibbles on the cruise to Riverhead free of Charge. (Please note) This is for the Trip to Riverhead only, no nibbles will be provided if returning to Auckland by boat.

Entertainment on board: We have a full music system on board the boat as well as disco / party lights and  I Pod facilities to play your own music.

Riverhead Entertainment: There will be live music from 8pm – 12pm in The boathouse on Friday & Saturday nights as well as the normal Blues in the Boathouse from 2pm on Sundays. Other entertainment can be arranged for larger groups, for more information please contact The Riverhead to discuss.

Facilities at The Riverhead: The Riverhead has a large Restaurant, Function facilities for Groups Large & Small, a Sports bar, and also the Boathouse function venue which is open to the Public for Lunch and Dinner from the 13th of November to the 25th of December. Samller groups of 14 or less may be able to go into the Landing Resturant on our shared charters or groups of 18 or less can hire Deacons Kitchen. Groups over 18 will be offered The Boathouse option. For More information about The Riverhead and their facilities go to www.theriverhead.co.nz


Function Rooms:

The Landing Restaurant:  tables can seat from 1 – 14 guests with an a la carte menu

Deacons Kitchen – private dining room:  one large table  which seats 10 – 18 guests,  with a set menu – $200 hire

The Boathouse Function Venue: up to 120 guests – from $800 hire

 The Portage Bar: (sports bar) which is a casual atmosphere with a bar menu, seating is not reserved.

To avoid disappointment, it is essential that you book The Riverhead directly by calling 09 412 8902 or e mail book@theriverhead.co.nz

Ph 0800 Redboats for bookings

Contact Us

Email theredboats@xtra.co.nz

Book a group charter to the Riverhead Historic Tavern by boat. Enjoy beautiful scenic views and an award-winning lunch. Book now
Duration: 5 hours: and 30 minutes
31 Westhaven Dr, Westhaven, Auckland City 1011, New Zealand

And don’t forget to BOOK with the Tavern. Ph: (09) 412 8902 or e-mail book@theriverhead.co.nz. There are 3 fully licensed bars at The Riverhead Historic Tavern including a sports bar with a huge range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Sorry No BYO.