Commodores Cruise/ Moorings Restaurant

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The Commodores Cruise
Heading to the Te Atatu Boat Club

Experience this Fantastic new cruise departing Auckland on board The Red boats Vessel Hogwash, cruising to the Popular West Auckland destination – The Te Atatu Boating Club. Our journey starts from Z Pier Westhaven marina where we take a relaxing cruise around Auckland Harbour while enjoying nibbles and and a few drinks from our licensed on board bar.

We then head under Auckland’s Harbour Bridge into the sheltered untouched waters of the upper Waitemata Harbour where we take a detour and cut behind Meola Reef and experience a scenic cruise into one of the famous west Auckland Rivers the Whau river, before arriving at our awesome new destination The Te Atatu Boating Club.

The trip to the boat club takes us around an hour. After approximately 3 hours at The Boat Club, we then board the Vessel again, where we crank up the music and party the night away cruising back to Auckland on the Red boats Vessel MV Hogwash.

The Boat Club

The Te Atatu Boating Club was started by a handful of volunteers in the early 1960’s. They reclaimed some of the tidal area and made a rudimentary launching area. Prior to that, boats had been pushed through the mangroves for launching. In the mid-sixties there was more activity and sheds arrived on the site soon after. The early clubhouse was made of prefab ex-school buildings and the existing clubhouse was opened in 1984. A substantial wharf has been operating for quite some time with the boat club now hosting a large modern facility with the latest amenities and a warm friendly atmosphere. The Boat Club is a Great Venue for any occasion and can cater for most groups with a range of options to choose from.

Cruise details

The Main club rooms are a large facility licensed for 200 people. It hosts a classic style bar, a Restaurant, Pool tables, as well as a spacious outdoor deck with great Views of the Harbour & Auckland city at night. The Club often has live music on the deck in the summer as well as many other events and activities that take place at the club. You are more than welcome to “Join the boaties” with your group and have your function in the main Club rooms amongst the great Characters and atmosphere that makes The Te Atatu boat club. You can use the licensed bar, dine in the Restaurant, and enjoy the fantastic scenery from the outdoor deck.

Please Note: A $100 Charge may apply if using the facility outside normal hours of operation. Pleas contact the Te Atatu Boat Club for more details
If you're looking to hold a private function, The Commodores room is located upstairs of the Boat Club and is available for hire. The Commodores room is perfect for any occasion and is licensed for 80 people. Its a great little Venue with its own Private licensed bar and amenities as well as a small covered outdoor deck with great views of the Upper Harbour and Auckland night lights.

The Commodores room can be hired for an additional fee. Please contact the Te Atatu Boat Club for details.
The boat Club has a large commercial Kitchen which services the club Restaurant as well as private functions on request.

You can see the main Restaurant Menu on the Te Atatu Boat Club Website.
Boat Cost: $35.00pp  | Min Charge $1050.00
Duration: 5 Hours including time at Boat Club
Food: Click here for Menus
Lounge hire: Please Inquire
Restaurant: Open to the public Thursday, Friday & Sunday. Catering available by prior arrangement
Departure Point: All our Cruises depart from Pier Z Westhaven marina or other wharf's by prior arrangement
Departure times: The Te Atatu boat club cruise is tidal due to us passing under the Motorway bridge and sailing times are based around this.
Contact us at or use our online form.

Please ensure you also book at the Boat club by calling Graham on 09 834 4006 or e mail
Covid 19 Policy


We are currently open and operating under ALL traffic light system levels.

Covid 19 Policy: The Red Boats operates within the current guidelines set by the Ministry of Health. Our vessels are cleaned and sanitized daily, and we provide hand washing stations and sanitizer on board for our customers. Social distancing, face masks & other measures may be required on board depending on the Alert level status & Ministry of Health Guidelines in place at the time. The Red Boats are able to operate at all levels of the traffic light system within restrictions.

Covid positive cancelation policy:: We require a minimum of 24 hours notice of ANY cancellation. All bookings are non-refundable however we offer ONE rebook to be used within 6 weeks of cancelations on all Ferry & Individuals fishing bookings with proof of a positive test result or 3 months for Party Cruises /Group fishing charters. Rebooks cannot be used for the months of November/December unless by prior arrangement. All other cancelation terms and conditions remain the same.

Covid Lockdowns & Cancelations: We will endeavor to proceed with your charter providing we are permitted to operate under any Covid restrictions that may be in place at the time. In the event of a lockdown, or the Charter NOT being able to proceed due to Covid, alternative Charter dates will be offered. We will do our best to ensure we find you an alternative date when Covid restrictions will allow us to operate. The Red Boats do not offer refunds for any booked charters that are cancelled due to Covid 19 or Lockdown restrictions. All monies paid to The Red Boats are Non refundable.

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