The Riverhead Cruiser Group Charters

Group Bookings Riverhead Boat Cruise

For Christmas Functions to The Riverhead Please click here 

We provide private Functions & Charters to The Riverhead - Historic Tavern all year round. This is a really great option for that special birthday party, Xmas party, social club outing, team building exercise, or just to take your family and friends out for a special lunch or dinner. From the 13th of November we will be running a special Bus and Boat option for Christmas functions and our return by boat option will not be available. Please see our Riverhead Christmas Cruise page for details.

Dine in at The landing Resturant, or check out the function venues available for hire at The Riverhead – Historic Tavern. This makes The Riverhead an excellent venue for that board / management meeting, conference or private function. Weddings can also be catered for as well as many other events including birthday parties, so feel free to give us a call and find out more about what we have to offer.

The trip to The Riverhead - Historic Tavern is tidal and our departure times are based around this, however The Riverhead is always open for brunch, lunch, or dinner, which allows us to operate on most occasions.


Please Note: A Minimum boat charge applies for Private functions. Click here for Public ferry trips to The Riverhead.

Min charge:
$1150.00 Boat hire return up to 30 Passengers.

Price Per head:
$38.00 per person over 30 passengers.

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

Bus & Boat option: Min boat charge $1300.00 for up to 30 Passengers including Bus 
Over 30 Passengers: $43.00 per person over 30 passengers + Bus fee (One way by Boat One way by Bus)

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 tables  which seat 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.

Riverhead Menus:
Click here to See The Riverheads Menu!

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


Note: We will be running special Christmas Cruises to the Riverhead from the 13th of November. Please click here for details

The total cruise duration is 5.5 hours. This includes a 1.5 hour Cruise to the Riverhead, 2.5 hours dining at the Riverhead. and a 1.5 hour return trip to Auckland. For Longer dining time please see our Bus & Boat option.

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 cash. Click here for boat bar prices

As part the cruise and included in your charter fee we will Supply nibbles on the cruise free of Charge.
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:
A Full sound system is available at The Riverhead or if using a function room entertainment can be arranged. There is a big screen TV in the sports bar and live music plays every Sunday from 2pm in the Boat house as well as many other live music events which are scheduled throughout the year.

Facilities at The Riverhead:
The Riverhead has a large Restaurant, Function facilities for Groups Large & Small, a Sports bar, and also the Boathouse Grill open to the Public most weekends. For More information about The Riverhead and their facilities go to

Departure Point:
All our trips depart from Pier Z Westhaven Marina 31 Westhaven drive or other wharf’s by prior arrangement.

Ph 0800 Redboats for bookings

Contact Us


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 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.