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Princess & Pirates - 20 April 2022

From NZD 19.00


  • 2.5 Hours
  • Boarding is at 10.30am. All guests to report to our ticket office to receive your boarding pass before 10.30am
  • Departs from the Riverboat Centre Wharf at 11am


  • Adult: $49.00
  • Adult (local): $44.00
  • Child (5-15 years, under 5 free): $19.00
  • Infants (Ages 4 and under): Free
  • Seniors (Ages 65+): $44.00
  • Family Pass (2 Adults + 2 Children (Ages 5-15) Price is per person 4 people required to book): $29.75


  • 2 hour cruise on the Paddle Steamer Waimarie
  • Treasure hunt - weather permitting
  • Free face painting for the kids
  • On board commentary
  • Wonderful views
  • The nostalgic sound of the steam whistle, the boiler powering the paddles, and the paddles making way through the water
  • Meet the homing pigeons and perhaps send a message back with them on their flight to the Riverboat Centre
  • Check out the engine room and boiler that powers the paddle steamer.
  • View our Riverboat Museum before or after your cruise at no additional cost

Additional information

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Licenced bar on board
  • Snacks and hot and cold beverages available for purchase
  • Eftpos available
  • Wheel chairs up to 680mm wide can access the vessel but please contact us before making your booking.
A cruise where your young princesses and pirates can dress up and join us for cruise, face painting and a treasure hunt. Time for the kids to dress up in their best princess or pirate costume for a 2.5 hour cruise on Te Awa Tupua, the Whanganui River. You never know, there could be treasure to be found somewhere up the river.

Please note that BYO food and alcohol is not permitted on any sailings