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Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises

788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6Z6, Canada
+1 604-525-4465
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Awesome day of stay-cationing with a friend.

What a wonderful day on the water. Great scenery, informative narration and great food. I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa H
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Vancouver, Canada
Outstanding!

Just one complaint: people shelling out up to $118 for a day tour shouldn't have to pay extra for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PeterGrant76
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Vancouver
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Board the MV Native, an authentic paddlewheeler, for an adventure on the mighty Fraser River! With live narration of facts and fiction about the Fraser and its history, you'll encounter all the activity of a busy working river as well as the ever-present sights and sounds of wildlife such as seals, ospreys, great blue heron, eagles and with luck, salmon and sturgeon. The lush Coast Mountain Range provides a breathtaking backdrop of BC from a "River point of view." The paddlewheeler Native and the 40 passenger catamaran Beta Star have a busy spring-through-fall schedule, which includes day trips from New Westminster to Steveston, Fort Langley and the back-county wilderness of Pitt Lake. We also offer shorter lunch cruises, fun-filled Wine-and-Dine sunset cruises and Friday/Saturday Pub Nights. New for 2015 are Fraser River North Arm Luncheon Cruises on the catamaran Beta Star and we will be starting our popular Pitt Lake Cruises earlier in the season and running them later than in previous years. Also watch for our amazing boat-bus Harrison Lake cruise on the Beta Star to be featured in August! With a group booking the Native is available all year round for cruises, weddings, special events, and private functions. Valentine's Day, Christmas Cruises and New Years Eve are a big favourite on the paddlewheeler Native as well! Check our website for our schedule plus other up-coming special events and theme cruises. For 2015 we are featuring a 15% discount on some of our scheduled cruises.
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788 Quayside Dr, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 6Z6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful day on the water. Great scenery, informative narration and great food. I would certainly go again. I will also bundle up a bit better as it was windy and cool on the water in spite of a cloudless sunny sky. Our Captain/Guide...More

Thank Lisa H
Helga L, Manager at Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your kind words and are glad we were able to make your day a wonderful experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just one complaint: people shelling out up to $118 for a day tour shouldn't have to pay extra for coffee. That said, this was a wonderful experience, cruising along the Fraser River, up Pitt River and to Pitt Lake. The Beta Star is comfortable upstairs...More

Thank PeterGrant76
Helga L, Manager at Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it very much and hope you will come again, it is always appreciated. We used to supply coffee and tea for many years, however just like all other restaurants and other venues , it became too costly to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group of 73 seniors on the three hour cruise. The staff could not do enough for us. It was well narrated-very interesting. Buffet lunch was great. Good time was had by all.

Thank Bette H
Helga L, Manager at Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time for your lovely review.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We have booked the Paddlewheeler twice in the past year ; Once for our sons wedding and most recently for my Husbands 60th birthday with family and friends . Had a 4 hour trip up the river with a full dinner on Board Food was...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was not the enjoyable cruise tour we were hoping for. First of all when we called to reserve, they wouldn't honor the groupon which was advertised "as good for any Friday or Saturday cruising". We were told that they only take "groupons" on Fridays....More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

It was a great time! The music and atmosphere was great! The nachos and sangria are a must! It's a great place to have a birthday party.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very interesting cruise along the Frase River. Narration of the activity along the river with sightings of animals, birds, businesses, and lovely houseboats. We stopped in Steveston for about 2 hours before returning back to New Westminster. Enough time to have fish and chips on...More

1  Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I recently organized a work event with Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises. It was smooth sailing from the first moment I reached out almost a month prior to the cruise day. The staff were very informative and patiently answered all my queries. When I had reached out...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I was originally going to take a cruise with another company which I had taken before but then I noticed the coupons in travel zoo so I decided to take a chance on this and save some money. I booked the Pitt Lake day cruise...More

Thank Stuart M
Helga L, Manager at Paddlewheeler Riverboat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

I apologize if your experience was not up to your expectations. The Beta Star was in the shipyard for repairs, our expectations were that she would up and running by the time your cruise would take place. Unfortunately this did not happen. We therefore scheduled...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Unique paddlewheeler experience. Comfortable main deck and covered and open upper decks. Very informative commentary covered early history of the Fraser and present-day activities (thanks Mark!). Delicious buffet lunch. Full bar servicer (Willy makes the best B-52 coffees on the West Coast!). Highly recommend this...More

1  Thank HIstorybuff42
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gjanie
7 June 2016|
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For our purposes, the food was good. We had appies - sliders (good), nacho's (good). There was a salmon dinner that I saw others have, but didn't partake. It was not a buffet, but you could order individual apps.
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OdetaR
31 January 2015|
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Response from Helga L | Property representative |
Hi there! That's a great question. Unfortunately we're not fully accessible, because our facilities are not fully equipped for passengers that require use of scooters or wheelchairs. However we have plenty of experience with... More
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