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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 Holiday Cruising options.


Trip 1 -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 2 – Hop On Hop Off Harbour Cruise

See the top sights of Auckland on our New Hop on Hop off Harbour cruise!!!

Join us for a 2 hour tour around Auckland harbour Stoping at Westhaven Marina, Birkenhead Wharf, and Orakei Wharf, where you can visit some of Auckland’s top “must see” tourist spots.

Hop on and off at any Wharf as you please and explore Auckland’s Amazing City & Townships, or stay on board and enjoy a relaxing Harbour cruise where you will get to see some of Auckland’s top Icons.

We have a licensed bar on board and a full commentary is provided throughout the cruise.

Full day passes are available now and Bookings are essential so don’t miss out on a great day out in Auckland city!!!

Prices start from $35.00pp

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Trip 3 – Ferry Cruise to Te Atatu Boating Club

Ferry departs daily from the 6th of January to the 20th of January

Take the kids for a cruise these summer holidays under Auckland’s harbour bridge through the upper harbour and into the Whau River, to enjoy a few drinks and a bite to eat at Auckland’s best kept secret – the Te Atatu Boating Club.

Departing from Westhaven Marina, we leave the city behind and cruise into the sheltered waters of Auckland’s upper harbour travelling past Meola Reef, Westmere and Avondale. We then venture under the North Western Motorway before arriving at the Te Atatu Boating Club.

A full Commentary is provided throughout the cruise and we have a licensed bar on board that also sells snacks, Tea and Coffee.

The Te Atatu Boating club is a fantastic Venue for the whole family, hosting large indoor & outdoor areas which include a kids playground, a large sun soaked deck with views over the river, a licensed Bar with a huge selection of beverages, Pool tables, a Kids room, and a popular A la cart’e Restaurant which has recently been renovated and has amazing reviews.

Cruise to the perfect Venue for any occasion!!!! Bring the family or have a great day out with Friends, an ideal location for Birthday celebrations, Hens days out & more………

Normally a members only Club The Red Boats has a Corporate Membership to allow you to enjoy these amazing facilities this summer.

Prices Start at $35pp                                                

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Trip 4- 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 Hop On Hop Off Harbour Cruise
Click here for Ferry Cruises to The Te Atatu Boating Club
Click here for Individual Fishing Charters
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