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“Fantastic, friendly, fun adventure”

Marlborough's River Queen
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Owner description: 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..
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 21, 2011

The River Queen boat tour was relaxing, enjoyable and worth the experience. We enjoyed lovely nibbles and local wines while on board. The scenery is pleasant and it is a good way of finding out about local history. This would be an excellent choice of venue for a birthday or a wedding or for any kind of celebration. There is both indoor and outdoor seating with lovley big windows to see out. Many thanks for the cruise.

Thank Odette61
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

We spent a very relaxing time on the 'Late afternoon cruise' enjoying some nibbles (included in the ticket price) and drinks, watching river life go by and being looked after by friendly hosts.

Thank SusanO_11
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

We had a wonderful evening cruising down the Opawa River with a class of Yr 8 children who were celebrating their 'graduation' from primary school. Peter, our host was brilliant. He helped us achieve the special things we wanted to do onboard and treated our young adults with trust and respect which was great to see. The boat is well set out for a group our size and we had a great time seeing the river in its natural beauty.

Thank Riverlands
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

This is a very relaxed way to enjoy some Marlborough Wine and food platters. The food was very well presented and the boat is spacious with good viewing downstairs undercover or up top.

The staff are very friendly although it would have been good if the captain had given more commentray as we made our way the river. If you are in Blenheim and have a spare couple of hours, I would recommend this.

Thank westernsydney
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Reviewed October 29, 2010

I had such a nice time on the River Queen lunchtime cruise; lovely wine and food on board and a relaxed cruise down the beautiful Taylor river - what more could you ask for!

Thank brydiejane
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