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Marlborough's River Queen

Horton Street Wharf, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 21 507 404
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A truly unique experience for all the family

Was welcomed onboard my skipper Dylan and was immediately impressed.Polished floors and very... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2011
Adam D
Melbourne, Australia
A must do trip in Blenheim

We came to Blenheim to get away from the Canterbury shakes for a few days. We noticed the riverboat... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2011
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Sit back and relax in our cafe during the day or take a cuise along the picturesque Opawa Rivera Beginning in the heart of Blenheim, the River Queen and its charming crew takes guests on an unforgettable journey meandering through eastern Blenheim and into the surrounding countryside through vineyards and farmland. Guests will experience an enjoyable cruise along the river with hearty meals and drinks available. Each cruise can be individually catered to meet an array of budgets and tastes, ranging from finger food through to full three course meals. The Marlborough River Queen holds up to 99 guests and is available for private functions or for individual guests wanting a dining experience with a difference. Marlborough is famous for its wines and boutique beers and a selection of these together with other national and international beers, wines and spirits are available on board..
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  • Very good24%
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  • Poor2%
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20 Nov 2016
“ Awesome ”
17 Jul 2016
“Lovely way to spend an afternoon ”
Horton Street Wharf, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 21 507 404

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Reviewed 20 August 2011

Was welcomed onboard my skipper Dylan and was immediately impressed.Polished floors and very spacious areas made me feel relaxed and comfortable.Questions were answered regarding the history of the River Queen and an onboard commentary provided during the cruise up the winding river with light background...More

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 25 July 2011

We came to Blenheim to get away from the Canterbury shakes for a few days. We noticed the riverboat cruise and decided it would be a good way to relax for a few hours!. What a fantastic trip we had! It was a wonderful journey...More

Thank Tracy2328
Reviewed 27 April 2011

Great little trip down the river, welcomed on board by a nice fella who explained how the trip was going to work. You have the choice (for the afternoon tea option) between a high tea or a pre dinner nibbles. Food was lovely, a nice...More

Thank Traciain
Reviewed 20 April 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed a trip on the River Queen river boat drifting slowly down the Opawa river. Great platter of local produce included in the trip for lunch. The cruise ends with you joining Helen and Wendy of Na Clachen wine tours for a friendly and...More

Thank Barbara255103
Reviewed 19 April 2011

I'd walked past the river queen everyday for over a week and kept meaning to check out prices and times. When we did eventually get our act together and make it down there we were so glad we did. The welcome aboard was warm and...More

Thank Chloemole
Reviewed 16 April 2011

Couldn't have wished for a better way to spend a relaxing and interesting couple of hours. The River Queen is beautifully cared for, the scenery was great, but most of all, the crew were amazing, looked after us extremely well, we came away feeling thoroughly...More

Thank weemaxcat
Reviewed 15 April 2011

My girlfriend saw the boat and really wanted to go for a ride. We had some very nice nibbles and enjoyed the whole rear end of the boat to ourselves. The drinks prices were reasonable and the owner was a very nice, welcoming host. We...More

Thank ryan4263
Reviewed 14 April 2011

We went on the River Queen for afternoon tea after walking past her moored on the river fairly near to the centre of Blenheim and thinking it would be a nice way to spend an hour and a half. Tickets are easily booked through the...More

Thank kimr96
Reviewed 11 April 2011

This was a wonderful trip along the river in Blenheim. The owner and host, Pete, was extremely welcoming and very entertaining. It was fascinating to find out about the boat and the local area. The views were lovely from both the lower and upper deck,...More

Thank ShellA06
Reviewed 9 April 2011

Booking online was really easy, we even got picked up from our hotel and dropped off again after! The views were gorgeous, and I loved seeing the wildlife along side the river. The bar was well stocked and we even had a free wine tasting....More

Thank suze_ca11
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10 March 2015|
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Response from MeganLeov | Property representative |
10am till 4pm every day - there are occasional days when the River Queen is out on a cruise. Hope to see you there for a coffee soon