We recommend you check the schedule for availability of the different cruises.
We cater for all ages, children under 16 should be accompanied by adults.
Public sunset and daytime nature cruises are minimum 90 minutes. Private group tours are tailored to your requirements.
To order online follow the below link, select your chosen trip, select the number of people, select the day time from the drop down menu, select book now for credit card instructions. https://raglanboatcharters.rez...
There is limited parking at the wharf, allow time to park your car and walk from the rugby club or from town. Tour buses can drop off and pick up at the wharf.
Wahinemoe departs from the Raglan wharf 92 Wallis Street, Raglan 3225, New ZealandThe passenger ramp is on the south side (right hand) of the wharf building, next to the boat ramp.
We generally only cancel if the wind is Strong, easterlies with and North easterlies with Beaufort 5-6, > 20 knots are our biggest discomfort, westerlies of the same strength are acceptable. We contact all passengers by telephone and email when we cancel, we offer 100% money back guarantee. It is highly important that you enter your correct telephone and email address in the booking as we will call to cancel or postpone!
Wahinemoe is certified by Maritime NZ to carry 70 passengers and 5 crew. For public sunset and nature cruises we limit the passengers to 50 as this is more comfortable for the outdoor seating. We operate with 1 crew per 20 passengers, meaning for 50 passengers we will have 3 crew and a skipper.
For private charters we can discuss the option of own catering, we need to operate within the food regulations and that means we will have an extra crew to operate the BBQ for example. The licensed bar does not allow BYO.
Wahinemoe has a wheelchair ramp for boarding and disembarking. The toilet on the rear deck is wheelchair accessible. Inside seating area is wheelchair accessible. Upstairs is not wheelchair accessible.
A toilet on the aft deck also has a shower, hand basin and mirror, hand towels, soaps and moisturizer.The indoor toilet has a hand basin and mirror soaps and moisturizer.
From November to March the weather is best. However if it is windy it can be cold outside and we have blankets available. Indoors is sheltered and heated in winter and there is always hot water in the bathrooms. We always have hot drinks, coffee or tea available
Nobody has even been seasick on Wahinemoe because she is a catamaran and very stable, our top speed is only 8 knots (15kmh). We stay within the Whaingaroa harbour where the waves don't get big
If you contact us by email in advance we can arrange this for you.
You may pay electronically (eft-pos) with most debit and credit cards.
Due to the size of Wahinemoe you do not need to wear any lifejacket or to remain seated. We carry by law lifejackets for every passenger including children's sizes.
The "Raglan Bar" found onboard Wahinemoe is fully licensed by the Waikato District Council.
We don't allow people to bring their picnic onboard public cruises. Common sense applies for special dietary requirements and baby food requirements, please contact us if you require clarification.
We do not allow swimming on the public sunset cruise as the sunsets to a schedule and we don't want to miss it.. On private charters we support swimming at an anchorage or a beach landing walk. Swimming on public daytime nature cruise is possible but you need to request this at least 24 hours in advance.
"Note that if you want to swim we need to know in advance as we will tow our tender boat for safety of the swimmers."
Towels are available for hire at 1$ each.
You can view our booking terms and conditions here
Phone 07 825 6522Docked at Raglan Wharf, 92 Wallis St, Raglan 3225, New Zealand