Holiday Cruising

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Come cruising with The Red boats these Summer holidays on one of our fantastic day trips or tours. We have 3 awesome day trips operating over the Summer holidays from the 26th of December to the 20th of January. Explore the history, see amazing places and enjoy fantastic experiences with The Red boats Summer Cruising options.



Trip One -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 $38pp.

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Trip Two – 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.  Prices start from $35.00pp

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Trip Three – 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 $55.00 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


Cruise details

Click here for The Riverhead Cruiser
Click here for Motuihe Ferry
Click here for Individual Fishing Charters