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Relaxing Cruise

A very relaxing way to ride the river. Informative cruise about local attractions and highlight... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JoyTony1955
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Havelock North, New Zealand
Cruise up to the falls

What a bargain $39.00 for an hour half on the river, captain was great and took the boat right up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wilsonnm17
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very relaxing way to ride the river. Informative cruise about local attractions and highlight was getting up close to Huka Falls (3 times) and allowing us plenty of time for photos. Will be recommending this to friends and family as its certainly value for...More

Thank JoyTony1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a bargain $39.00 for an hour half on the river, captain was great and took the boat right up to the falls so you feel the spray in your face.

Thank wilsonnm17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time on this cruise! The captain was very friendly and engaging. Our three children had a ball and even got to drive the boat which for them was a massive highlight! The falls are quite impressive and you get closer to...More

Thank Kelly Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most fantastic time on this boat cruise! We took our 11 month old who slept through the whole thing - it’s such a relaxing ride. It was just the three of us so we where worried the boat wouldn’t leave, but instead...More

Thank Madeline S
Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great comments, glad you enjoyed your cruise with us, hope to see you again one day when your little one is a bit bigger and can take it all in too.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A far more peaceful way to get to the Hukka falls. But, just as exciting when you get there, commentary on the way is fantastic as was all the company on board on that day.

Thank laurakL3014HH
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much Simon for providing our group of 7 with a Taupo trip highlight. So accommodating, really interesting facts and great value. Would recommend to all - perfect tour.

Thank Csulli91
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your great feedback, glad you had a fabulous weekend, and that we helped make it so.

Reviewed 2 June 2018

When we first arrived in Taupo we went on the walking tour of Huka Falls. The whole country is amazing so to say anything less about the falls would be an understatement. After a few days we heard about Dave who has been running on...More

Thank Marilyn M
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks for the great comments glad you enjoyed the cruise and the fantastic Huka Falls.

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic time, Simon! Relaxing cruise, lots of good info. Got nice and close to the falls! Look forward to coming back for a guided trout fishing excursion!

Thank BigMaar
Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Glad you enjoyed it, I’ll pass comments on to Simon cheers

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely cruise with Jordan. Very comfortable and we could move about the boat taking photos and really enjoying the scenery. Jordan was very informative and could answer all our questions about the area. 1.5 hours really well spent then saw the opening...More

Thank Deborah034
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for the kind comments glad you enjoyed the cruise.

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Jordan was a wonderful host and very knowledgable.We really enjoyed getting close to the falls without being thrown around in a jet boat.The birdlife on the water was interesting and we saw trout in a stream that get into the river.A most enjoyable 90 minutes

Thank Gillian L
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MLYang
17 November 2016|
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Response from Dave K | Property representative |
River is always calm, and we have had no problem with sea sickness
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Amanda Y
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Toddlers are fine, there is also room for your stroller if required.
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
They don't use an email address as they spend a lot of their time either on the water or the riverbank. They use a phone which redirects to the mobile they have at the riverbank. 0800 278336
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