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Cruises and Functions


Laid-back elegance on the Opawa River, Blenheim, New Zealand

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Cruises and Functions


Laid-back elegance on the Opawa River, Blenheim, New Zealand

 

A Destination

Cruise with us for an unforgettable taste of the hidden Marlborough. Explore vineyards, crystal clear waters, and tranquil countryside in style and comfort from the decks of the River Queen. Entertain your guests with the perfect panorama and fine Marlborough food and wine.

 
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Celebrate in style


Customise your cruise to create an experience you will love.

Book a private cruise or function

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Celebrate in style


Customise your cruise to create an experience you will love.

Book a private cruise or function

The Marlborough River Queen is available to hire for private functions and cruises - we're Marlborough's only floating function centre!
Whether you're a couple looking for a unique wedding venue, a local business, or someone with an event to celebrate, we can tailor a cruise so that it's perfect for your group.

Cruises are generally 3 hours long, but your group can be on board at our Horton St moorings before and after the cruise: we're flexible to suit your unique needs. The River Queen can cater for up to 99 people at one time.

Hiring the River Queen for your function and 3 hour cruise costs $1200 incl GST for up to 40 people. There is an additional $25.00 charge for each additional person over 40 people. Please contact us via our booking form to make an enquiry and secure your preferred function date.

Food

We know the food is a big part of your function, and we provide either finger food or a full buffet meal as part of every cruise. We will work with you to confirm your menu selections so that on the day of your cruise, you can relax and know that everything is taken care of.

 

Beverages

We serve the best that Marlborough has to offer: whether that's locally-produced award-winning craft beer, or some of the premium wine labels in Marlborough. Our beverages are carefully selected to match the food and the occasion.