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Marlborough's River Queen

Horton Street Wharf, Blenheim, New Zealand
+64 21 507 404
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We had a lunch there. Found the pretty boat from the road while we were driving. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2015
RedHannya12
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Different very lazy way to travel let the captain do all the work great staff and there's food and... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2013
nigelc1
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Motueka, 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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20 Nov 2016
“ Awesome ”
17 Jul 2016
“Lovely way to spend an afternoon ”
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Horton Street Wharf, Blenheim, New Zealand

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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

We had a lunch there. Found the pretty boat from the road while we were driving. Very friendly staff, nice quality and good volume foods and right price. My kids loved the Sausage roll. Very hot days can be very hot inside because some windows...More

Thank RedHannya12
MeganLeov, Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thanks for the great review guys. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Very sorry if you felt too hot. We sure have had some cracking good weather in Blenheim with temperatures getting into the 30s. A shame you didn't tell the staff you were hot,...More

Reviewed 13 July 2013

Different very lazy way to travel let the captain do all the work great staff and there's food and drinks and they also cater for groups we had a great time on the river awesome !

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Suntan2014, Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2014

Thanks nigelc1 - The Marlborough River Queen is back on the water. Hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 22 April 2013

I have been on the River Queen several times over the last few years. Most recently this month for an evening event. It is consistently good - the scenery and mode of transport make it very very special. I have not done anything like it...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We really enjoyed our lazy lunchtime cruise on the Taylor River. We didn't realise that we had actually booked onto the last public trip. Apparently now they will only be going out for large bookings. Nevertheless cannot speak highly enough about our experience. It was...More

Thank James L
Suntan2014, Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2014

Thanks for your lovely review James L. We are very happy to say the Marlborough River Queen is back on the water and open every day as a cafe from 10am with river cruises by appointment. We look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 7 January 2013

a perfect way to spend a day cruising down the Taylor River, beautiful scenery, excellent service and commentary, food and wine. I would certainly recommend this as a definite choice if you are in this part of the world. The hosts are wonderful and their...More

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Suntan2014, Manager at Marlborough's River Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2014

Thank you so much for the great review

Reviewed 24 September 2012

A wonderful way to spend a very relaxing afternoon. Hosts and scenery couldn't be faulted. The boat itself was immaculate, the service very friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. Even our 4 year old loved it (the toy basket was a great...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Looking for something entertaining for Christmas day in Blenheim, we lighted on the River Queen. They arranged to pick up and drop us at our B&B some miles away, and we hopped on board to a glass of bubly and our starter as we pulled...More

2  Thank MacDaddyinSing
Reviewed 27 April 2012 via mobile

It was a perfect Marlborough day for our lunchtime cruise aboard the Marlborough River Queen. The owner/hosts are friendly and accommodating and are happy to share their wealth of knowledge regarding the local area. The lunchtime platter is well presented and although only a light...More

1  Thank Angelae0309
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Beautiful sunny Blenheim day cruising along the river, stunning scenery, fantastic old boat. The staff bend over backwars to cater for your needs with many complimentary treats. Thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting Blenheim

1  Thank Penny B
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Very relaxing sail down the river from Blenheim towards Cloudy Bay, with the hills all in view and passing vineyards on the way. Peter and Sandra were friendly and welcoming hosts - and the food is delicious! Definitely worth doing if you have some time...More

1  Thank Judetrue
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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
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