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Read what other guests have said about their experience with us.

A perfect steam cruise. The trip was well organized and planned with a well drilled team. The trip left on time and all staff volunteered information on the operation. The steam engine room is a highlight with the ability to enter the room and watch the operation.an excellent trip.


A peaceful delight The 2-hour trip was a delight. Interesting commentary and the ability to get down to the engine. Friendly and informative crew too. And you can buy beers!

William H

Enjoyable experience Was a lovely authentic steamboat ride across the river in Wanganui. Great to see a piece of NZ history and learn a bit about Wanganui. The tour was lovely, and the views were great. You can even enjoy a drink on the boat while you enjoy the view.


Great Family Experience A great family day out with family from the UK. A leisurely day trip in fantastic weather showing beautiful scenery. Fantastic crew who looked after us and kept us informed of key points of interest. Just a gentle happy time.


Don't miss this 2 hour cruise on the river if you are in Wanganui. Fantastic trip, friendly and very knowledgeable crew. Museum also very cool. loved it

Ruth Bowater

Thank you for letting us have our wedding on board the whole atmosphere and the friendliness of the crew and manager made it a great memorable experience for us we couldn't have had a better place to get married

Shane Burrell

Fantastic - must do - Whanganui experience. It's a lovely trip with so much to see and lots of interesting information too. Wave out on your trip - locals love it too. You'll be thrilled you had this fantastic experience - guarantee it

Rebecca NZ

We couldn't have had a better experience! Beautiful scenery, friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help. We will be doing this trip every year without a doubt. Highly recommended!

Stacey Bell

Thank you for a fantastic experience and trip with an awesome team, thoroughly recommend it.

Gareth Davies

The only coal fired paddle steamer in New Zealand. Journey an hour up the Whanganui river as far as the Upongongaro church. A ride that was once a mainstay of 19th century travel. A great experience. Highly recommended.

John Sherborne

Such a nice time on board! Two kids loved it! Got to pat the homing pigeons and watch the engineer shovel coal to the firebox.. friendly deckhand made the kids day with the lollipops! Thanks to all the crew for a fun trip

Karen Shaw

Fantastic experience. Even had homing pigeons on board that they released when we got to the farthest point from the beginning. Great little cafe/bar on board also.

Simon Cope