Here at the Marlborough River Queen, we've been sailing the Opawa River since 1999, and think the river is one of the hidden gems of the region.

The River Queen is currently owned by Alan Wilkinson who bought her in 2014, partly to ensure that Blenheim's iconic river boat stayed in the area, but also so that guests can continue to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Opawa River. The Marlborough River Queen was designed by Tim Barnett and built right here in Marlborough from local timber. Our team is proud to carry on his vision of a Blenheim-based river boat.


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