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Chartering the Ferry

Christmas Cruises


Book any of the below cruises for your Christmas Cruise this year but do book early to avoid disappointment as we do always sell out. It’s the best Xmas party around and our clients keeping coming back! If you’re tired of the regular restaurant routine, then come on board and let our friendly East By West crew work their magic with you! We’ll show you a Wellington you haven’t experienced before! Our nights are informal and fun and everyone mixes. No top tables here!


1. Dinner  Cruising
Our old favourite for those wanting a full-on evening of music, food and fun. We have a jukebox on board for entertainment and dancing. During the cruise around the harbour, you will be served a delicious buffet banquet and of course the bar is open for your choice of wine, beer and spirits. (A copy of our Dinner Menu is set out below.)
Hors d’oeuvres will be served as soon as the ferry sets sail with a continuous open bar for drinks.
Dinner is usually served an hour into the cruise once the ferry has anchored in a sheltered spot.
After dinner, the jukebox is in action with plenty of dancing and entertainment.
If you have any special requirements or requests, please let us know and we will be happy to oblige if possible.

Cost $59.75 per head inclusive of cruise, buffet dinner and entertainment.
(Minimum number 30 guests.
On Fri & Sat during Nov & Dec, minimum 55 guests)
Departs Queens Wharf 8.00pm, returns 11.00pm

CHRISTMAS CRUISING

The Evening Fare

Hors d’oeuvres served with drinks on boarding:

Antipasto Platter

Selection of Fresh Breads with Hummus, Pesto and

Balsamic Olive oil Tapenades

Cheeseboard served with a selection of

New Zealand Cheeses and crackers

New Zealand Greenshell Mussels

Chip and Dip Platters

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Choice Cut Marinated Sirloin Steaks

Fresh Tarakihi, baked in tin foil parcels with a Lemon Pepper Marinade

Glazed Champagne Ham

Creamy Dijon Mustard Potato Salad

Specialty Thai Kumara and Vegetables

Selection of Fresh Green Salads

Fresh Breads

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Apple Pie, Cheesecake and Gateaux & Cream

Fresh Fruit Salad & Summer Fruit Platters

(Menu may slightly differ due to season and availability)



2. Casino Cruising


We’ve teamed up with the best casino operators in town and this will certainly be a night for your staff, colleagues or social club to remember. Our MC will keep you entertained and our croupiers will be at the tables awaiting your bets!
You will you enjoy a superb buffet meal on board and our fully licensed bar will be open to whet the appetite for the play gambling fun. All guests will be issued with play money gambling chips on boarding and you can try your luck at the tables.

Cost $72.50 per head inclusive of cruise, buffet dinner and casino fun.
(Minimum number 40 guests.
On Fri & Sat during Nov & Dec, minimum 55 guests)
Departs Queens Wharf 8.00pm, returns 11.00pm.

3. Lunch Cruising

A great way to treat your team, entertain your clients, or perhaps launch a new product!
We’ll take you on a lunch time cruise of our magnificent harbour that you won’t forget!

Cost $57.50 per head ( Minimum number 30 pax)Normally departs Queens Wharf 12 noon returns 2.30pm


4. Cocktail Cruising


If you are just looking for a special cocktail hour, perhaps before dinner in town or as part of a mystery tour, then this is the one for you.  You’ll be served hors d’oeuvres on board while you tour the harbour in the comfort of our spacious catamaran and our fully licensed bar will of course be open to serve your drinks.

Cost per head $42.50 inclusive of cruise and hors d’oeuvres.
(Minimum number 30 guests.
On Fri & Sat during Nov & Dec, minimum 55 guests)
Departs Queens Wharf
Week Days 8.00pm, returns 10.00pm.
Weekends – by arrangement from 5pm


5. Hire by the hour
Another option is to hire the boat by the hour, which doesn’t include food. We have a great selection of jukebox music and food options available on a per head basis, ranging from nibbles to a full meal, which can accompany the cruise. Or you are more than welcome to organise your own catering if you wish, with this option. Weddings, birthdays, social functions, we’ll put together a cruise to suit! To hire the ferry, the cost is $595 for one hour, $1075 for 2 hours and $1450 for 3 hours.


The Fine Print
The ferry accommodates up to 65 guests on catered cruises. The minimum number for the evening cruise mid-week is 30, and on Friday & Saturday during November & December, the minimum number is 55.
A deposit of $15 per head is required to confirm a cruise. Confirmed numbers at the time of deposit may decrease by a maximum of 10% if notified 48 hours prior to the cruise but in no circumstances can numbers drop below the minimum required. The balance of the cruise payment is required on or before the night. The bar can be run on a tab to be paid at the end of the evening or on a pay-as-you-go basis.

There is something for everyone so do give us a call on 04 499 1282.
We can then send or fax out menus to you and discuss any other queries you may have. To book a cruise, we do require a $15 per head deposit and the balance is payable on or before the night.