Ratahi Cruises

At Ratahi Cruises, we offer a range of ideal boat cruise options for your next senior and social club outings, kids and family picnic adventure, birthday parties, group business functions, hen and stag parties, and much more. 

Whether you wish to make the most out of our 2 hour sightseeing trip or experience the Manukau Harbour on our full day cruise, join us to visit historic sites, unique scenery, and natural wildlife along the stunning water coastlines of Auckland's Manukau Harbour.  

Our team is here to discuss your perfect day with you and tailor the requirements accordingly. 

Contact us via our Inquiry Form or phone Selma on 021 133 2944 

Waiuku Harbour Cruise

Duration: 2 hours

Waiuku Harbour Cruise - Duration: 2 hours

We meander up the Waiuku River and into the Lower Manukau Harbour. Amongst surprises on the day, we'll get a peek at Waitangi Falls, stop by a lively little Bird Colony, see some of the beautiful Awhitu Peninsula and hear stories of Waiuku's Historic Sandspit. It's a fun and educational two hours on the water. Bring your picnic and we'll provide hot chocolate, coffee and tea. Departures are from the Waiuku Wharf. Departure times are dependent on the time of the tide and the height of the tide.
ADULT: $27   CHILD: $12
For timetable information, visit our Facebook page

Scenic Discovery Cruise

Duration: 6+ hours

Scenic Discovery Cruise - Duration: 6+ hours

Join us on an extended voyage on the Manukau Harbour. Relax with the tranquil beauty of the Awhitu Peninsula. Spot the Lighthouse with the kids as we round the Manukau Heads. Stray close enough to the Manukau Bar to experience responsible excitement. Crossing over to the spectacular Huia Coastline, we cruise deep waters close to sheer volcanic cliff faces. Keep an eye out for Orca. We drop anchor in the turquoise waters of Cornwallis for a picnic lunch and a chance to take the tender to the beach to play or take a guided walk to the McLachlan Monument or stay on board, relax and watch the action from the Ratahi. On the return trip there is sometimes an opportunity for Plane Spotters to see aircraft landing or taking off from Auckland Airport. Bring your binoculars, your camera and all the time in the world.
Departures are from the Te Toro & Waiau Pa jetties. Transfers from the jetty to the Ratahi are via a stable flat bottomed tender. See further details below.
ADULT: $65    CHILD: $27
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Gold Card Harbour Cruise

Duration: 2 hours

Gold Card Harbour Cruise - Duration: 2 hours

This is our classic Waiuku Harbour Cruise with a special weekday price. Meet us at the Waiuku Wharf for 2 hours exploring the Waiuku River. View local points of interest and hear local stories. A relaxing, enjoyable time on the water perfect for groups and clubs. Bring a picnic lunch and we'll provide coffee, tea and hot chocolate, or chat to us about onboard catering or arranging lunch at the historic Kentish Hotel. Departures are from Waiuku Wharf. Departure times are dependent on the time of the tide and the height of the tide.
GOLD CARD HOLDER: $23
Contact us for further details. 

Group Charter Cruise

Duration: upon request

Group Charter Cruise - Duration: upon request

Ratahi is an ideal charter boat for private groups, birthday parties, corporate events, fishing, team building, stag do's, hens parties, etc. We will tailor a package around your available time and budget. Catering is available upon request. Bring your own refreshments. A bbq is available on board. Contact us for further details. 

Tender Transfers

The Scenic Discovery Cruise departs from either the Te Toro jetty or Waiau Pa jetty. Transfers from the jetty to the Ratahi are via a stable flat bottomed tender.

The Waiuku Harbour Cruise, and Gold Card Harbour Cruise depart from the Waiuku Wharf. A tender is not required. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Transfers from Auckland locations may be available upon request  for group bookings. 
  • Lunch packs available for advanced group bookings.