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Come cruising with The Red boats these Summer holidays on one of our fantastic day trips or tours. Explore the history, see amazing places and enjoy fantastic experiences with The Red boats Holiday Cruising options.


The Riverhead Cruiser

Our fantastic boat cruise departs Z pier Westhaven marina in Downtown Auckland, and stops by Birkenhead wharf before  venturing into the beautiful sheltered, uncharted waterways of the upper Waitemata harbour, where we retrace the footsteps and history of early sailing ships and scows that once traded these waters. The ferry trip to The  Riverhead – historic tavern  takes 1.5 hours, and we spend 2.5 hours at The Riverhead for dining. We have a fully licensed bar on board and an informative commentary is given throughout the cruise.

 Prices start from $48pp.

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 Motuihe Island Ferry

Leave the city behind and cruise to an island paradise with white sandy beaches, native birds, plant life, and crystal-clear waters that are safe for Adults and Children to swim.

Motuihe Island is a great destination for Day trips, Picnics, and Walks around the island’s coast, where rocky platforms alternate with sandy beaches, and give visitors a chance to explore the island, enjoy wide views of the Hauraki Gulf and visit relics of the island’s varied history.

The Red Boats operate a daily ferry service departing Auckland at 9am and returning from the Island at 4pm from 27th December – 23rd February.

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Individual Fishing Charters

Jump on board our Fishing boat MV Ocean Spirit for an Awesome days Fishing on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Fishing on Auckland harbour is a great day out and The Red boats have a cheap way to get you out on the water without having to hire the whole boat! Our Individual Fishing Trips are open to the public and offer a great days Fishing for Individuals or small groups from 1 to 8 people, starting from $60.00 per person.
Our Fishing boat is set up for Fishing and can fish up to 20 anglers. We normally put a maximum of 18 passengers on individual Fishing trips for comfort. We have excellent catch rates, and our Fishing boat is run by experienced fisherman with over 10 years experience charter fishing on Auckland Harbour.

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All our Vessels are available for Private charter. For more details on private charters Ph 0800 Redboats or e mail

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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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