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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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.

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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 elsewhere in NZ. The hosts are very friendly and helpful - nothing is a problem. The food is always good. A fantastic venue for a special event - or if open to the public, a lovely treat for family or friends.

Thank Kate H
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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 so relaxing to be on the water enjoying the scenery. The lunch was delicious and the local beers on tap are a nice touch, I love to try local beers in different towns. The crew on board popped up every now and again for a chat, to point out something of interest or to keep our drinks topped up.

Really enjoyable day.

Thank James L
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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.

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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 knowledge of the local history, wine, fauna and flora is abundant. Definite value for money and a perfect way to spend the day, finishing with a beautiful sunset and delicious wine!
Five stars, thank you!

Thank amarillaAustralasia
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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

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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 hit after about an hour!). Thanks for a lovely day.

Thank Lynn S
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