Get up close to the birds and other wildlife without disturbing them. Relax, explore the river and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Our self-drive boats are very easy for anyone to operate and no license is required. We will be offering an optional guide who can point out the best route, the wildlife, the historic buildings and locations while explaining the fascinating history of the Kerikeri river.
Before roads were developed, the Kerikeri river was the front entrance to Kerikeri and everyone arrived by boat. The first Maori and later the first Europeans were amazed by the beautiful and sheltered location, teeming with wildlife, a new vista opening up around each bend in the winding river. They each in turn chose to settle at the head of the river, where New Zealand’s oldest house still stands. Follow in their wake, approach the historic Kororipo Pa and Stone Store by water, see them as they were meant to be seen..
We offer a range of boat types with two, four, six or seven seats, something to suit everyone. Large groups can take several boats – the motors are silent so you can chat with people in the next boat without even raising your voice.
Browse our range of boats below to decide which option is best for you: